Peyton Manning in Defeat

You find out a lot about people when they go through adversity. Here’s a look at what Peyton Manning may have learned from his dad about accountability and respect.

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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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Athletes & the Culture of Winning

There is no denying the impact and influence of sports on American culture and on education in the U.S. A July, 2013 report by Economic Modeling Specialists International stated that the sports industry as a whole brings roughly $14.3 Billion in earnings per year and contributes 456,000 jobs. The Physical Activity Council reports that 217…

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The Baseball Players Union Should Take a Stand

Original Post: July 23, 2013 Instead of answering more questions about the scope of performance-enhancing drugs in their sport, Major League Baseball players could turn the conversation completely around, focusing attention on the players who want to compete within the rules on an even playing field. The timing may be right for it to happen.…

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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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