More Than a Handshake

The photograph above shows players and coaches going through the customary postgame handshakes. The gesture is a simple one. Most athletes don’t put much thought into it. Their minds more likely are on the game that just ended. But, the handshake is symbolic of an important element of sports competition – respect for the game…

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Our Approach to Youth Sports

Studies show that values influence most, if not all, motivated behavior. Playing team sports gives children and young adults opportunities to develop values. It exposes them to a group dynamic in which social, emotional, and physical skills can develop. Kids learn about peer relationships, teamwork, responsibility, achievement, leadership, respect, initiative and perseverance. Many of the…

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It’s Time For a Course Correction, And We All Can Help

Original Post: May 16, 2013 As I embark on an exciting new path to help make a difference in the lives of young people, I wanted to share some thoughts with you about where we are and how we all can help create a more respectful, caring and responsible next generation. Chuck WilsonFounder & Executive…

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The Mike Rice Firing: The “Why” is Disturbing

Original Post: April 3, 2013 You’ve seen the video and heard the voice of Mike Rice. The University of Rutgers men’s basketball coach is shown shoving and grabbing his players at practice. He is seen throwing basketballs at them and he is heard belittling them using homophobic slurs. It shouldn’t come as any surprise that…

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We Need to Redefine Winning

Original Post:  January 22, 2013 What is the one word that best encompasses the most talked about sports stories of the new year? What is the one central theme linking the Lance Armstrong “apology” interview, the Manti Te’o “girlfriend hoax”, the Baseball Hall-of-Fame election shutout, and the life of baseball icon Stan Musial? Chuck WilsonFounder…

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What’s the Motive For Coming “Clean”?

Original Post:  January 14, 2013 Here we go again. Another high-profile athlete, after years of vehement denials, confesses to allegations of cheating. Why has one of the world’s most famous athletes decided that “now” is the time to come clean? Chuck WilsonFounder & Executive Director Chuck Wilson is an award-winning host, interviewer and commentator. He…

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Coaches and Jobs: Why Not Be More Honest?

Original Post:  January 11, 2013 Last week, Notre Dame Head Coach Brian Kelly described his current position as “the best job in the country —- NFL, college, high school, whatever”. Then, he interviewed with the NFL’s Philadelphia Eagles about their vacant head coaching job. Chuck WilsonFounder & Executive Director Chuck Wilson is an award-winning host,…

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Why Recent Controversies in the USC Football Program Matter

Original Post:  November 11, 2012 When you hear the name Lane Kiffin, what’s the mental picture that you see? Is it of the coach whose USC football team still has a chance to win the PAC-12 title after overcoming five turnovers to beat Arizona State Saturday night? Is it a positive image that comes to…

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