“Sports can and should develop traits of empathy, teamwork, moral courage and justice to ensure the inherent value of every person.”~ Joe Ehrmann, former NFL player, coach, author, motivational speaker
Coaching Boys Into Men (CBIM)
The Coaching Boys Into Men (CBIM) program recognizes the important platform coaches have to inspire young athletes on their teams to become men of empathy, respect and dignity. The 100 Men Campaign has helped introduced the CBIM program to area coaches through workshops and free coaches cards that offer tips and talking points developed by hundreds of national coaches. For additional links, click here.
For sports to provide students with human growth and moral development, we must move beyond defining success by the scoreboard, and create space for sports to be centered on a higher purpose.
The InSideOut Initiative provides a blueprint for systemic change that creates this space, elevates the purpose of the participation and holds school communities accountable utilizing the InSideOut System and the InSideOut Philosophy. Through well-defined pathways, supportive leadership and intentional coaching, students will develop much more than the physical skills of a game. They will develop the capacity to lead productive, morally rich, empathetic lives that will result in the betterment of society.
We have a tremendous opportunity to provide students with growth opportunities that will sustain them beyond physical skill development and the ability to play and win a game. For this to happen, we must align communities around a deeper purpose.
Learn more on the website: InSideOut Initiative
InSideOut Initiative's co-founder is Joe Ehrmann, watch his TEDx Talk, here: Ehrmann TEDx Talk
Positive Coaching Alliance
Positive Coaching Alliance (PCA) develops better athletes and better people through resources for youth and high school sports coaches, parents, administrators and student-athletes. In addition to 1,500+ free audio-video and printable tips and tools at www.PCADevZone.org, PCA has partnered with roughly 3,500 schools and youth sports organizations nationwide to deliver live group workshops, online courses and books by PCA Founder Jim Thompson that help those involved in youth and high school sports create a positive, character-building youth sports culture.
Learn more, here: Positive Coaching Alliance
White Ribbon Campaign
White Ribbon is the world’s largest movement of men and boys working to end violence against women and girls, promote gender equity, healthy relationships and a new vision of masculinity. Visit the White Ribbon Campaign website for some of the best tips and tools in ending violence against women and girls. Learn more!
Download a White Ribbon Campaign handout. Click here.
Resources for Teaching Healthy Relationships
The Power and Control Wheel shows the kinds of behavior abusers use to get and keep control over their partners. Physical abuse is only one part of a whole series of behaviors an abuser uses against his/her partner. Power and Control Wheel
Teen Power and Control Wheel - Each spoke of the Teen Power and Control Wheel contains examples and a video demonstrating each form of abuse. Teen Power and Control Wheel
Where’s the Line video illustrates the line between love and control. Watch the video!
Relationship Quiz - Healthy relationships are based on equality and respect. Take this quiz to find out if your relationship is healthy which may be especially helpful for teens. Take the quiz!
White Ribbon Campaign In A Box - A guide book for teachers and community leaders. Click here.
Eight Ways you can Coach Boys into Men Click here.