Play Like a Champion Today™
The Play Like A Champion Today™ Educational Series is a national coach and parent education program designed specifically for Catholic sports programs by the Institute for Educational Initiatives at the University of Notre Dame. Together we can make a strong impact on the way we coach and the way our students approach athletic competition.
All Nativity School coaches are required to attend a Play Like A Champion Today™ workshop before they begin coaching. They are provided with a two-year coaching certification preparing them to coach any sport at Nativity. Although the initial workshop must be in person, when your two years re-certification is due, UND has provided us with a simpler online re-certification process. This is your best way of completing the re-certification requirement. By having all coaches trained in this same philosophy we maintain the integrity of Play Like A Champion Today presence for our teams: at practices, games and in our locker rooms.
The benefits of the Play Like A Champion Today™ workshops include:
• Coaches certification
• A 100-page Coaches Manual
• Interactive presentation and video
• Opportunity to reflect upon your role as a coach
• Motivational and team-building tactics
• Strategies in building character
• Best practices in developing positive relationships with parents
• Building relationships with your fellow coaches