The program provides the focus and tools to get them in the game! The program will provide a comprehensive enrichment experience two times per month for student-athletes (typically 10th – 12th grade) who really want to advance to the next level. The program follows the performance model used for developing well-rounded collegiate and professional athletes with a heavy concentration on relationship building, character enhancement, and college and career path exploration. The hybrid delivery includes dynamic mentor/mentee sessions, career/image-building workshops, and exciting group events with our partner schools.
Mentoring: Student-athletes are paired with adult mentors, many of whom have traveled the same path from high school to college to career.
Life Skills Development: Communication, problem-solving, creative and critical thinking, leadership
College and Career Exploration: Go behind-the-scenes with a local sports industry-related career professional (hybrid).
Speaker Series: Sports industry professionals and/or former collegiate student athletes offer personal testimonies and insight on transitioning from high school to college sports and balancing sports, academics, and social activities.
Topic: Goal Setting
Life Skill: Learning from failure and mistakes
Topic: Personal Branding 101
Topic: Diversity + Inclusion, Nutrition
Life Skill: Finding your sparks
Topic: Financial Literacy & Entrepreneurship
Life Skill: Incentivizing effort & tapping struggle strategies
Topic: Mock Interviews & Careers in Sports
Life Skill: Thinking forward, but acting now!
Life Skill: Fast thinking & slow thinking; why it’s important to use both