“We cannot always build the future for our youth, but we can build our youth for the future.” Franklin D. Roosevelt
The ability to work with others is not just a fundamental part of team sports, but an essential part of life. Working with others to achieve a common goal is seen in sports, schools, businesses, and organizations. This program teaches students how to develop teambuilding skills by actively engaging participants, fostering innovation, and building camaraderie through a series of interactive games and activities.
“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed people can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.” – Margaret Mead
Leadership is the ability to motivate others to work together towards a common goal in order to achieve the best possible results. This is accomplished by raising other’s performance to a higher level through encouragement and positive reinforcement while building a climate of mutual respect. This leadership session gives the student insight into leadership techniques so that they can develop the behaviors and skills required to be an effective leader both on and off the field of play.
“If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.” – John Quincy Adams
This program teaches student-athletes how to creatively brainstorm solutions, face obstacles from a whole new perspective and discover how to effectively use a step-by-step process to achieve greater results. This session is designed as collaborative team approach to problem solving. Puzzles and interactive games are used to demonstrate the steps and elements of problem solving.
“A problem is merely an opportunity you didn’t think you wanted.” – Ron Bridges
By setting clearly defined goals on a routine basis, you decide what you want to achieve, and then you systematically move towards the achievement of those goals. You are able to measure and take pride in the achievement of those goals. You are also able to see what you have done and what you are capable of doing. This session will teach student-athletes the steps to setting challenging and rewarding goals for themselves.
“What you get by achieving your goals is not as important as what you become by achieving your goals.” – Zig Ziglar
Conflicts and disagreements are natural aspects of our lives. Learning how to successfully deal with these conflicts and disagreements in a healthy and constructive way is crucial both in sports and in life. When handled in an amicable and positive way, conflict can provide an opportunity for personal growth and the strengthening the relationships between individuals.
This session gives the students the knowledge and skills necessary to resolve conflict in a positive way. The participants will learn how to facilitate the peaceful ending to a conflict by actively listening and then communicating information about conflicting motives or perspectives in order to reach an optimal outcome. Participants will learn a wide range of approaches, strategies, and techniques to understand and manage conflict at all levels, while building rapport, repairing trust and building better relationships amongst team members.
Analyzing information and making informed decisions is an essential life skill. As individuals, we are constantly faced with various decisions throughout our daily life and each decision will have a varying impact on our life.
This program teaches students the necessary step in analyzing information and how to select the best option. We provide a framework for developing strategies to make better decisions.