The First Steps of Boots on the Ground…

The first project undertaken by Sport Development Concepts back in September was to present and facilitate discussion at the Illinois Youth Sport Summit. This was a significant event as it was the first time a group of state youth sport stakeholders got together to discuss the basic principles of the American Development Model and how […]

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A Call to Arms

“We choose to go to the moon. We choose to go to the moon in this decade and do the other things, not because they are easy, but because they are hard, because that goal will serve to organize and measure the best of our energies and skills, because that challenge is one that we […]

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Collaboration and Events

USOC’s NGB Content Summit In order to identify the commonalities of content that were needed and shared by the various NGBs, the NGB Content Summit was convened in conjunction with the USOC. Over 30 sports were represented and through the facilitated discussions and presentations the first steps were taken towards a shared national coaching program […]

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Sport Resource Development

USA Ski and Snowboard CD/DVD Series The goal was to take the knowledge and talent that was at the US Ski and Snowboard team and share that with coaches and athletes throughout the country.  We designed a series of CD-ROMs and DVDs that could be used on their own or in support of clinics to […]

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Sports Program Solutions

USA Rugby’s Player Protection Package The safety and well-being of the athletes is the prime responsibility of everyone involved in a sports organization. To address this need in rugby the Player Protection Package was developed and implemented as a mandatory requirement for all coaches (as well as administrators and officials). It required all coaches to […]

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Leadership and Advocacy

State High School Coaching Education Requirements Working in conjunction with the NFHS, over 24 state high school associations developed, adopted and implemented coach education requirements for high school coaches. Through meetings and presentations to departments of educations, school boards, athletic director and coaches associations we were able to convince these groups of the need for […]

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The Sound of Summer Running

“Somehow the people who made tennis shoes knew what boys needed and wanted. They put marshmallows and coiled springs in the soles and they wove the rest out of grasses bleached and fired in the wilderness. Somewhere deep in the soft loam of the shoes the thin hard sinews of the buck deer were hidden. […]

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