The following resources are intended to help sport organizations enhance their on-going programs, grant-making abilities, fund-raising efforts and professional development.
Research finds high levels of school-based athletics involvement (source):
Lower levels of depression
Higher levels of self-esteem
Lower levels of self-derogation
Greater aspirations to attend college
Lower risk of truancy and school misbehavior
Lower risk of academic problems
Lower risk of cigarette use
Lower risk of marijuana use
Lower risk of nonmedical use of prescription drugs
We Play Interactive (WPI): We Play Interactive is a tool for program leaders, coaches, and mentors looking to create a safe, welcoming, and engaging environment that empowers girls to explore, grow and thrive through physical activity and sport. While this is targeted to girls, it can be used with all genders. Enroll in WPI, along with your colleagues, and use this free resource to enhance your programming.
U.S. Center for SafeSport: The U.S. Center for SafeSport is an independent nonprofit committed to building a sport community where participants can work and learn together free of emotional, physical and sexual abuse and misconduct. Explore our site for training resources, help and best practices for coaches, parents, athletes, youth and amateur sports organizations in creating your SafeSport environment.
Resources coming soon.