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Growth Series: Reflections on Intentional Leadership

This is the fourth part in our Growth Series, where our AD partners share how they are focusing their energy inward, reflecting on the values they want to work on the most, and putting goals into action to become the best version of themselves. “Life is like a sewer…what you get out of it depends…

InSideOut in Action: Learning and Growing

You may remember that Brainerd High School (in Minnesota) made national news last year when our local paper, the Brainerd Dispatch, ran an article that covered the mid-season announcement of the resignation of our boys basketball coach. His reason: the pressure and discord caused by a few unhappy parents of kids in the program. Which…

Growth Series: Reflections on Checking in on Challenges

This is the third part in our Growth Series, where our AD partners share how they are focusing their energy inward, reflecting on the values they want to work on the most, and putting goals into action to become the best version of themselves. As athletic administrators we often have the lens of working with…

InSideOut in Action: Creating a Teammate Purpose Statement for Students

This is the second part in a series called “InSideOut in Action,” where we document purpose-based athletics and transformation student-athlete leadership in InSideOut Schools.  Sometimes in our administrative jobs, it is easy to get pulled into the management parts of our job responsibilities. From meetings to emails—a day can get consumed pretty quickly. Thankfully in…

Growth Series: Reflections on Learning and Serving

This is the second part in our Growth Series, where our AD partners share how they are focusing their energy inward, reflecting on the values they want to work on the most, and putting goals into action to become the best version of themselves. I just need to BREATHE! It’s amazing to me how, after…

One Coach

Coaches have an incredible opportunity to positively impact students. Close your eyes for a moment and think back—who was the one coach that positively impacted you? The coach you couldn’t wait to be around at the end of the school day? When you think about this coach, the one who so quickly filled your mind’s…

InSideOut in Action: Transformational Purpose Statements for Captains

This is the first part in a series called “InSideOut in Action,” where we document purpose-based athletics and transformation student-athlete leadership in InSideOut Schools.  “Good habits formed at youth make all the difference.” – Aristotle Two foundational steps within the InSideOut Initiative pathway are developing your personal transformational purpose statement and as a staff your…

Redskins Host Annual Fourth and Life High School Football Forum

LANDOVER, Md. – The Redskins welcomed high school football players to FedEx Field for their annual Fourth and Life High School Football Forum. Vernon Davis and Tony Bergstrom contributed to a panel discussion about how high school athletes can prepare for life after football. Read the original article here >>

Growth Series: Reflections on Purpose and Leadership

Joe Ehrmann always says, “In order to be a better coach, you need to be a better you.” The same holds true for administrators—constant reflection and intentional personal and professional development are critical for growth—not only for our coaches, programs, and student-athletes but for ourselves, too. That’s why we’re introducing a new development and growth…

USC Implements New Initiative to Encourage Participation

United South Central’s activities director Joe Kuechenmeister is showing the district the importance of participation in school sports and other activities by joining USC in the Minnesota State High School League’s “Why We Play” initiative. Statistics from the MSHSL have shown that students who participate in high school activities tend to have higher grade point…