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Project Play Champions

We are thrilled to announce that the Athlos Movement and Character Program has been awarded the distinction of Project Play Champion by the Aspen Institute Project Play! This award recognizes Athlos as a national leader in the movement to transform youth sports and physical activity. Project Play is a national initiative that

By |2023-06-27T21:08:43+00:00June 27th, 2023|Movement, Physical Education, Social Emotional Learning|

The ABCs of Building Rapport

A key component of managing a group of students and/or athletes (regardless of age) is the teacher’s/coach’s rapport with participants in their sessions.  From day one of teacher education programs and many coach education courses, we hear about the importance of relationships.  We are inundated with information, discussions, and resources for building strong relationships

By |2022-09-27T22:09:44+00:00September 27th, 2022|Movement, Physical Education, Social Emotional Learning|

Recognizing Character Development

One of the most positive ancillary benefits of sports, physical education, free play, and physical activity in general is the fact that they all develop character and other social-emotional skills in the participants. Such traits and skills as leadership, responsible decision-making, integrity, self-awareness, and MUCH more are baked into each and every game, practice,

By |2022-09-19T20:59:44+00:00September 19th, 2022|Social Emotional Learning|

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