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 seeks to increase physical activity
What this "PE Guy" learned at a non-PE conference and why we should venture outside out comfort zone more often. Just about a year ago I was asked by members of the Teach Better Team to be a featured speaker at the #TeachBetter22 Conference in October. As someone in the education space, albeit Physical Education, I
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 with the youth we serve.
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, session, and lesson. They are
As we continue to have conversations with parents, coaches, teachers, and many other youth development stakeholders, we are getting more and more questions about session design and planning. So, in this article we decided to outline how each of our sessions in the AMAC Program is organized, as well as some keys to success for each portion of the
In our last blog post, we discussed the holistic nature of the LTAD framework. In this post, I’ll shed some light onto how the AMAC program operationalizes the LTAD model. Over the years, we have found success implementing a program rooted in the LTAD framework in school PE departments, multi-sport organizations, and even at the individual practitioner level. We have