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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…

The Power of the InSideOut Initiative AD Cohorts

So what exactly is a “cohort” anyway? According to Google, a cohort is “a group of people banded together or treated as a group.” For those states in Phase 2 of the InSideOut Initiative, a cohort seems to be something so much more. It is more like a team or even a family. For those…

“Win-at-all-costs” Sports Culture Target of Initiative

The InSideOut Initiative, a nonprofit aimed at transforming the “win-at-all-costs” sports culture in communities across the country, will launch soon in Tennessee. Sports engage more individuals, families, and communities in a shared experience than any other cultural activity, organization or religion. Three out of four American families with school-aged children will have at least one…

Titans, TSSAA Partner to Launch InSideOut Initiative in Tennessee

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — More than 50 educational leaders visited Nissan Stadium on Monday for the official state launch of the InSideOut Initiative, a model that works to shift the focus of high school athletics away from the current “win-at-all-costs” culture and re-define the role of interscholastic sports in the lives of students and communities. The Tennessee…