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InSideOut Initiative Kicks Off In Virginia

On December 2nd, in partnership with the Washington Football Team Charitable Foundation, Virginia High School League, and the NFL Foundation, educational and athletic leaders from across the region gathered to build consensus on reclaiming the educational purpose of sports and set the stage for implementation of the InSideOut Initiative in Virginia. Communities must align around…

InSideOut Initiative Launches in Virginia in Partnership with the Washington Football Team Charitable Foundation, Virginia High School League and the NFL Foundation

Virginia Educational and Athletic Leaders Team Up to Transform the “Win-at-all-Costs” Sports Culture FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – WASHINGTON, D.C. – The InSideOut Initiative—a nonprofit aimed at transforming the “win-at-all-costs” sports culture in communities across the country—launches Monday in Virginia, in partnership with the Washington Football Team Charitable Foundation, Virginia High School League, and the NFL…

A Parent’s Role

Every student wants to feel supported when they’re giving it their all out on the field; fans and spectators are an important part of any game or match.  But that support doesn’t always come in a positive form. We’ve all seen or heard a parent yell at a referee (or even their own child) during…

Why We Play

 Almost 8 million high school students play sports around the country. And for the vast majority of them, their sports careers end the day they graduate. Less than 3% of high school athletes go on to play college athletics, and of those students, an even smaller fraction will ever play sports professionally. So why…

The Power of Coach

Each year we are presented with an opportunity to provide growth-filled experiences for the students we coach. We show up prepared to give the students we interact with much of what we think they want and need. In a recent video, produced in partnership with the InSideOut Initiative, the MSHSL, MSHSCA and MNIAAA, called the…

TSSAA Promotes Sportsmanship And Purpose In School Sports

From Chattanoogan.com >> October 28, 2019 will be another important day for education-based athletics in Tennessee as the Tennessee Titans will host another day of InsideOut Initiative workshops for schools across the state. More than 100 schools have attended at least one training since the initiative began last year and about 100 faculty members attended…

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…