COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – September 15, 2020 – In sport, the expectations and challenges differ for females in general. Thanks to the Nike Coaching Girls Guide, additional resources have been created for coaches and club/program organizers to focus on keeping girls active in sports.
These newly released resources were made available through How to Coach Kids, a co-creation by the United States Olympic and Paralympic Committee and Nike and inspired by The Aspen Institute Project Play. This course module is designed for any coach or program leader who has girls on their team(s) and includes additional tips, information and resources for all levels of coaching to keep girls active and loving sports for life. These resources are also available under the Online Coaching Courses section of the American Development Model (ADM) page on the USA Field Hockey website.
About How to Coach Kids
How to Coach Kids is co-created by the United States Olympic Committee and Nike and inspired by The Aspen Institute Project Play.
UNITED STATES OLYMPIC AND PARALYMPIC COMMITTEE
Founded in 1894 and headquartered in Colorado Springs, Colo., the United States Olympic and Paralympic Committee serves as both the National Olympic Committee and National Paralympic Committee for the United States. As such, the USOPC is responsible for the training, entering and funding of U.S. teams for the Olympic, Paralympic, Youth Olympic, Pan American and Parapan American Games, while serving as a steward of the Olympic Movement throughout the country.
In addition to its international Games responsibilities and its work to advance the Olympic Movement, the USOPC aids America’s Olympic and Paralympic athletes through their National Governing Bodies, providing financial support and jointly working to develop customized, creative and impactful athlete-support and coaching education programs.
The USOPC also supports U.S. Olympic and Paralympic athletes on and off the field of play through programming such as direct athlete funding, health insurance, tuition grants, media and marketing opportunities, career services and performance-based monetary rewards. In addition, the Olympic Training Center facilities provide athletes with performance services, including sports medicine; strength and conditioning; psychology, physiology and nutrition assistance; and performance technology.
NIKE COMMUNITY IMPACT
Nike believes in the power of sport to unleash human potential and build community. We fuel this belief through Made to Play, our commitment to getting kids moving through play and sport so they can lead healthier, happier and more successful lives. Together with community partners and our employees around the world, we’re designing innovative solutions to get more than 16 million kids playing, running and jumping their way to a brighter future. Find out more about Nike's commitment to getting kids moving and providing opportunities for equal playing fields for all at communityimpact.nike.com.
THE ASPEN INSTITUTE PROJECT PLAY
Launched in 2013 by The Aspen Institute Sports & Society Program, Project Play develops, applies and shares knowledge that helps build healthy communities through sports. Through this initiative, we measure the state of play at the national, regional and city levels, create frameworks and tools that stakeholders can use to grow access to quality sport, and mobilize stakeholders at the Project Play Summit, the nation's premier annual gathering of leaders at the intersection of youth, sport and health.
In 2015, Project Play released a report that amounts to the first national framework on how to provide all children 12-and-under access to quality, affordable sport activity. A unifying document aggregating the most promising opportunities to emerge from two years of roundtables with 250+ experts, Sport for All, Play for Life: A Playbook to Get Every Kid in the Game offers a model based on the values of health and inclusion, with eight strategies for the eight sectors that touch the lives of children. The playbook quickly became one of the most-read reports in the history of the Aspen Institute.
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