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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…

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…