Pursuing Victory with Honor: Helping Build Character in Students through Athletics
Have you had an outbreak of hazing incidents? Perhaps unruly parents or fans at a sporting event?
Unfortunately, you’re not alone… our survey found that 39% of high school students admitted they had “bullied, teased, or taunted someone” within the past year alone. And for males, that number is nearly half (47%). See more findings in our 2012 National Report Card survey. Learn more about our Pursuing Victory with Honor (PVWH) sportsmanship training programs.
Not all parents serve as positive role models for good sportsmanship.
Let’s face it… some parents get a little too involved in their children’s sport activities becoming more than supportive spectators. Those living vicariously through their children’s achievements can sometimes overshadow the importance of participation and competing with the impetus on winning or worse yet – winning at any cost. Our program helps establish the proper student athlete culture where winning is not the focal point over playing with honor, utilizing The Six Pillars of Character framework.
This program is specifically designed for coaches and anyone involved in physical education needing to address the challenges of sport ethics and the implementation of a recommended culture — all at your own site.
- Duration: 3-8 hours (customizable topics listed below)
- Location: In-Service (your facility or location)
- Recommended: Coaches, Administrators, Counselors, Officials, and Youth-group Leaders
- Materials: Handouts provided for all participants
Repair the damage and create a culture of good sportsmanship.
Topics can include:
- Alcohol, drug, and tobacco use
- Building character through sports
- Eating disorders
- Healthy lifestyles in sports
- Performance-enhancing drugs
- Problems in sports programs
- Sexual misconduct