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InSideOut Best Practices: Woodridge Local School District in Ohio

We love hearing directly from leaders implementing InSideOut strategies in their programs and learning about how becoming an InSideOut School has positively impacted their school communities. To celebrate the work being done by InSideOut partners, we’re highlighting their values-based leadership and culture-changing efforts here on the blog. Today, we’re featuring one of our Ohio partners…

Introducing The Parents’ Playbook

Playing sports is about much more than learning the physical skills of the game and winning championships. For students, playing high school sports is about having fun, building lifelong friendships, preparing to take on future challenges, learning how to be a good teammate, and simply enjoying the game. So how can we as parents and…

InSideOut Initiative Kicks Off in Georgia

On August 19th, in partnership with the Atlanta Falcons, Georgia High School Association, the Georgia Athletic Directors Association, Atlanta Public Schools, and the NFL Foundation, educational and athletic leaders from around the state gathered to discuss the InSideOut Initiative and plan for its statewide implementation.  Nearly 150 attendees met at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta to…

Year 2 Of The InSideOut Initiative Kicks-Off With August Meeting

The TSSAA and Tennessee Titans will mark Year 2 of the InSideOut Initiative in the Volunteer State with a kick-off meeting for the 2019-20 school year at Nissan Stadium on Tuesday, Aug. 27. There is no cost for TSSAA member schools to register for the meeting, which is slated from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. central.  There…

Georgia Seeks to Transform the “Win-at-all-Costs” Sports Culture

The InSideOut Initiative is launching in Georgia August 19 in partnership with the Atlanta Falcons, Georgia High School Association, Atlanta Public Schools, and the NFL Foundation Atlanta, Georgia – The InSideOut Initiative—a nonprofit aimed at transforming the “win-at-all-costs” sports culture in communities across the country—will launch August 19 at Mercedes-Benz Stadium. Sports engage more individuals,…

ISD 318 PART OF MOVEMENT TO CHANGE SPORTS CULTURE

From The Herald Review: Youth sports in the U.S. is a $15.3 billion industry with private coaches, tryouts, travel tournaments and more. “By the time students get to middle school, their families have already spent an incredible amount of time, energy and resources in their child’s sports experience. “So what’s the purpose?” This was part…

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…