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The Equation for Change: Discontent x Vision x First Steps > Resistance

We are all at a different place in our InSideOut journey towards living and leading a purpose-based life and becoming the best version of ourselves. We commit to this work so we can become a better leader for our coaches, athletes, and parents in an attempt to change the win-at-all-costs sports culture in our community….

March Madness Teaches Us All Many Valuable Lessons

One of our nation’s favorite times of the year just wrapped up this week—the NCAA Basketball Tournament known as March Madness. The excitement that captivates millions annually is almost surreal—nearly everyone fills out a bracket whether they have seen any of the teams play all season long or not. So why do so many of…

The Best Day of our Lives: Prep Tourney Time

It is tournament season across the nation; the time of year where we are reminded why we love prep sports. Texas has its playoff football, Indiana has its basketball, and Minnesota’s has its state high school hockey tournament. This year on the opening day of the large-school hockey tournament, there were 10 NHL games across…

How to Write a Collective Transformational Purpose Statement

One of the five steps of the implementation process for becoming an InsideOut School is creating and writing a collective transformational purpose statement for your athletic program. While new to high school athletic programs, the writing of a collective purpose statement in the corporate world has been around for a long time. Fortune 500 Companies…

Ravens Partner With InSideOut to Help Baltimore City Public School Athletics

The Ravens have made a major commitment to helping Baltimore City Public Schools student achievement and well-being through sports. The Ravens have given $600,000 over three years to fund the InSideOut Initiative, which promotes sports as a human growth experience by providing professional development for coaches and athletic directors. “We are pleased to support this…

Under Armour outfitting thousands of Baltimore City student athletes and coaches

Under Armour says it is outfitting more than 5,300 student-athletes and coaches in the Baltimore City Public Schools with new uniforms or apparel. The sports brand also said it will provide additional funding to upgrade the school system’s athletic and activity facilities. Under Armour, which did not specify how much its commitment will cost, said it…

Partners Unite and Announce Expansive Commitment to Baltimore City’s Student Athletes and Schools

Under Armour, Baltimore Ravens, InSideOut, and Fund for Educational Excellence join together to enrich Baltimore City Public Schools’ athletic programs BALTIMORE, MD (Feb. 22, 2018) — Under Armour, the Baltimore Ravens, the InSideOut Initiative, and the Fund for Educational Excellence are partnering with Baltimore City Public Schools(City Schools) as part of a community-wide commitment to…

Writing a Transformational Purpose Statement That Sticks

I can remember like it was yesterday sitting in Dr. Frank Mach’s Coaching Theory class at the University of St. Thomas in the Fall of 1992. He gave out what seemed like the simplest of assignments. He wrote on the chalkboard (yes, the chalkboard for those of you old enough to remember those days!) and…

How Do you Define Success?

Within an InSideOut culture, significant time and attention are given to reflecting on how success should be defined in education-based sports. The final score or time is a measure of success—and it should continue to be a measure—as long as the scoreboard is kept within the proper perspective, balance, and is not the only outcome…

Changing the focus of why students play sports

For far too many coaches, student athletes and their parents, sports is all about winning. For Eastview High School Athletic Director Matt Percival, sports culture is about much more than the final score. He is helping lead a growing movement in Minnesota and across the nation to refocus the emphasis of youth sports from winning…