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Houston-Area Schools Align Their Communities at School Implementation Team Training

Last week, Joe Ehrmann and AD Partner Matt Percival had the pleasure of meeting with School Implementation Teams—made up of leaders, athletic administrators and coaches of influence—from schools across the Greater Metropolitan Houston Area at NRG Center. Since launching in Houston in January 2019, Houston-area education and athletic leaders, along with the Houston Texans and…

Momentum Continues in California Under CIF Leadership — InSideOut Launches in Sacramento

At any InSideOut Initiative training or event, you’ll hear a resounding theme. This work is not possible without the dedication and commitment of partners—partners who share in our deeply-held belief that athletics experiences should put student-athletes’ health and well-being at the center of our activities, and that sports in high schools should be education-based. A…

What Will Your Final Banquet Look Like?

“Carve your name on hearts, not tombstones. A legacy is etched into the minds of others and the stories they share about you.” – Shannon Alder I’m proud to be a third-generation teacher-coach. My father and grandfather are hall of fame, career coaches. It has now been decades since my grandfather retired from coaching high…

Setting New Standards in Indiana

Earlier this month, Joe, Jody and our InSideOut Team traveled to Indianapolis to celebrate a successful year with the Indiana Cohort and our Indiana Partners. This professional learning community of athletic administrators has been hard at work over the past year on a systems level approach to transforming their school culture. The event on April…

Indiana High School Coaches Commit to Character Coaching Over Just Winning

INDIANAPOLIS (WTHR) – Hundreds of Indiana high school coaches met at the Colts complex Tuesday to take their focus off the scoreboard.They still want to win. But they want their team’s priority to be developing better people. The coaches are committed to the InSideOut Initiative, a national movement to transform the win at all costs youth…

Hundreds of High School Coaches Recommit to Transformational Sports Culture in Indiana

(Media Advisory | For Immediate Release) Continuing deployment of the InSideOut Initiative, coaches and leaders from more than 100 Indiana schools to gather April 30 with the IHSAA Foundation, NFL Foundation, and Indianapolis Colts for training on character education through athletic experiences April 24, Indianapolis, IN – In August of 2017, the InSideOut Initiative launched…

Challenges As Gateways To Growth: Reflections On CSADA Conference

A couple of weeks ago, Joe, Russ and I traveled to the West Coast for the 51st Annual California State Athletic Directors Association Conference in San Diego. The InSideOut Initiative launched in California almost two years ago in partnership with the NFL Foundation, Los Angeles Chargers, Los Angeles Rams and the California Interscholastic Federation, and…

InSideOut Best Practices: Tippecanoe School Corporation in Indiana

It’s always great to hear directly from leaders implementing InSideOut strategies in their programs and how becoming an InSideOut School has positively impacted their school communities. To celebrate the work being done by InSideOut partners, we’ll be highlighting their values-based leadership and culture-changing efforts here on the blog. Today, we’re featuring two Indiana partners in…

Washington Redskins Charitable Foundation, Inova Sports Medicine Host Fourth High School Coaches Clinic

In hosting yearly High School Coaches Clinics from August of 2015 to 2017, the Washington Redskins Charitable Foundation has afforded coaches from the Washington D.C. region the opportunity to learn from those teaching at the highest level of football. Coaches filled their notebooks with schematic insights and player development techniques before returning to their respective…

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…