Laureus Virtual Training Camp

Laureus Virtual Training Camp Overview and Purpose

As a leader and convener of the sports-based youth development sector (SBYD) and in response to COVID-19 , Laureus USA launched Laureus Virtual Training Camp, a series of online trainings and discussions that allowed SBYD professionals to stay connected and grow during these challenging time. Since April 2020, we have hosted 15 of these virtual events and seen over 900 individuals across the country and even the world participate and many professional athletes join us to provide a welcome. These trainings have ranged on topics from How to Engage Youth Virtually to Anti-Racism and Sport and provided a much-needed platform for leaders in our sector to continue to invest in themselves and their craft.

We now use our VTC platform to host national trainings and events periodically that are open to any and all individuals in the youth sports sector with the goal of continuing to grow the work of #SportforGood.

UPCOMING SESSIONS

2022 FUTURE SESSIONS:

Stay tuned for our next #LaureusVirtualCamp

2022 SESSIONS:

Laureus Virtual Training Camp Session Five

Date: Wednesday, June 15, 2022, 11:00am- 12:30pm EST

Title: Grantwriting for Sports-Based Youth Development (SBYD)

Summary:

This event is designed to provide program leaders, coaches and practitioners in the SBYD (sports-based youth development) space domestically and internationally with the opportunity to improve their Grant writing skills for Sports Based Youth Development.

This is open to coaches, staff, parents or any individual interested in helping foster like skill development for young people through sport.

To view a full recording of the session click here. Access Passcode: tu!f8nEF

Laureus Virtual Training Camp Session Four

Date: Wednesday, April 27, 2022, 11:00am- 12:30pm EST

Title: Introduction to Sports-Based Youth Development (SBYD), Part 2

Summary:

Our friends at CHJS will lead this session that explores how coaches can create environments that prioritize skill development, meaningful relationships, and a positive team culture and provides practical, tangible strategies that coaches can take away and use to make their practices more engaging and inclusive.

This is open to coaches, staff, parents or any individual interested in helping foster like skill development for young people through sport.

To view a full recording of the session click here.

Laureus Virtual Training Camp Session Three

Date: Wednesday, April 13, 2022, 11:00am- 12:30pm EST

Title: Introduction to Sports-Based Youth Development (SBYD)

Summary:

Our friends at CHJS will lead this session that explores how coaches can create environments that prioritize skill development, meaningful relationships, and a positive team culture and provides practical, tangible strategies that coaches can take away and use to make their practices more engaging and inclusive.

This is open to coaches, staff, parents or any individual interested in helping foster like skill development for young people through sport.

To view a full recording of the session click here. Passcode: P$4kE2Z5

2022 Laureus Virtual Training Camp Session Two

Date: Wednesday, March 30, 2022, 11:00am- 12:30pm EST

Title: Mindful Communication for Managers

Summary:

This event is designed to provide program leaders, coaches and practitioners in the SBYD (sports-based youth development) space domestically and internationally with the opportunity to improve their communication skills as managers, as well as hear about mindfulness practices to enhance the organizational culture from our friends at Change Impact. All are welcome! #LaureusVirtualCamp

Change Impact is a social impact consultancy and minority- and woman-owned business (M/WBE). Since launching in April 2017, Change Impact has trained over 16,000 professionals, raised $140 million in multi-year grants for clients, and completed more than 70 strategic projects for partners ranging from start-up non-profits to school districts to ​international mission-driven companies.

To view a full recording of the session click here. Passcode: XR%T7zFA.

2022 Laureus Virtual Training Camp Session One

Date: Wednesday, February 9, 2022, 11:00am- 12:30pm EST

Title: 2022 Kick Off & And A Look Ahead

Summary:

This event is designed to provide program leaders, coaches and practitioners in the SBYD (sports-based youth development) space domestically and internationally with the opportunity to learn about the Laureus Virtual Training series planned for the first half of 2022 as well as learn about some great opportunities and resources from our friends at Beyond Sport and LeagueApps.

To view a full recording of the session click here.

2021 SESSIONS:

2021 Laureus Virtual Training Camp Session Six

Date: Thursday, May 27th, 2021, 11:00am- 12:30pm EST

Title: Remembering our W.A.Y.

Summary: Joined by youth development expert Jenae Jenkins, Director of Programs at First Tee Metro Atlanta and founder of PMP Youth Development Solutions. This session focused on relevant issues related to supporting young people through SBYD. Participants highlighted their skills and realize the privilege and power of their influence on the young people they serve while being encouraged to remember why and how they dedicate their time and energy to developing the next generation in the first place.

To view a full recording of the session click here.

2021 Laureus Virtual Training Camp Session Five

Date: Thursday, March 25th, 2021, 11:00am- 12:30pm EST

Title: Research in Action: Hitting a Home Run in Social and Emotional Learning Outcomes

Summary:

In honor of International SEL Day on March 26th, Laureus USA and our partner Hello Insights highlight key findings and takeaways from the latest research report Sports-based Youth Development: Hitting a Home Run in Social and Emotional Learning Outcomes and include breakout rooms themed around the “Calls to Action” from the study:

+Support Sports Programs to Adopt SBYD Approaches and Models

+Build the Capacity of SBYD Programs to use and improve PYD Approaches

+Develop Greater Field Collaboration and Learning

+Ignite Greater Community Enthusiasm for SBYD

To view a recording of the full training click here.

2021 Laureus Virtual Training Camp Session Four

Date: Wednesday, December 9th, 11am-12:30pm EST

Title: A Celebration of Sport for Good!

Summary:

Our last Virtual Training Camp was a  chance to reflect and share with like-minded colleagues about the successes and learnings from 2020 despite the many challenges our sector faced. We loved celebrating the power of sport and ending the year on a positive note while also looking ahead to 2021. We enjoyed playing team-building games led by our friends at Playworks! We loved ending the year with our #SportforGood family! 

To view our highlight video click here.

2021 Laureus Virtual Training Camp Session Three

Date: Tuesday, October 27th, 11am-12:30pm EST

Title: How to Support and Engage Girls through Sport During These Times

Summary:
We know sport, when used intentionally, can be an incredible tool to engage girls and help develop them into strong, confident young women. We also know that the challenges currently facing girls, especially girls of color and girls in under resourced communities, have made it harder than ever for them to participate and stay engaged in sport programs. Many sport based youth development organizations have been working hard to support girls in their communities during these times and have developed useful strategies and tools which we are excited to discuss in our next #LaureusVirtualCamp.

We are thrilled to be partnering with our friends at the Women’s Sports Foundation who have been supporting girls in sport for over 40 years to highlight some amazing practitioners in the space who have been navigating the tricky landscape of COVID-19 and racial injustice to meet and reach girls where they are. This event will also include a conversation with a participant from Figure Skating in Harlem and breakout discussions. 

Athlete Welcome: Jazmyn Jackson, Professional Softball Player Team USA, Participant in Inaugural Athlete’s Unlimited season

Panelists:
Meghan Morgan: Executive Director, Girls in the Game
Lindsey Cronin Kittredge: Co-Founder and Executive Director, Shooting Touch
Sybil Smith: Executive Director, Sloane Stephens Foundation

To view a recording of the session click here.

 

2021 Laureus Virtual Training Camp Session Two

Date: Thursday, August 20th 11am-12:30pm EST

TitleSupporting Disability Inclusion in Youth Sports: What You Should Know and What You Can Do

Summary:
This Laureus Virtual Training Camp, conducted in partnership with the U.S. Department of State Sports Diplomacy Division, is designed to provide program leaders, coaches and practitioners in the SBYD (sports-based youth development) space domestically and internationally with resources to enhance their understanding of disability inclusion. This event will serve as a launchpad to further recruit and engage youth with disabilities in sports programs.  This Virtual Training Camp will also celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and provide attendees with information on how the ADA can support them in ensuring all young people have access to sport.

This event will include a panel of disability rights experts and practitioners with a focus on sports as well as a Q&A break-out session with other attendees. 

Panelists:
Daniel Gomez: Founder and Managing Director of Surfeando Sonrisas- Disability Surfing
Bob Lujano: Laureus Ambassador, Paralympian and Information Specialist, Lakeshore Foundation
Eli A. Wolff: Director, Power of Sport Lab

Moderator: Dr Anjali Forber-Pratt– Paralympic Medalist and Asst. Professor, Peabody College

With a Special Welcome by: Ann Cody, Senior Advisor on Disability Rights, Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor

To view a recording of the session click here.

 

2021 Laureus Virtual Training Camp Session One

Date: June 30th 11am-12:30pm EST

Title: Anti-Racism and SBYD: Resources and Ways Forward for Coaches and Organizations

Summary:
This Laureus Virtual Training Camp provided program leaders, coaches and practitioners in the SBYD space with resources to enhance their racial equity practices and further empower black youth in their programs. We recognize sports power to tackle racial discrimination and promote social justice and know that many the SBYD organizations are executing this work on a daily basis. To continue to support our network the camp provided a forum for discussion on what is being done and what more can be done to enhance racial equity within sport for development.
The event included a panel of racial justice experts and practitioners, followed by breakout discussions.

Panelists:
Dr. Akilah Carter-Francique
Executive Director Institute for the Study of Sport, Society, and Social Change, San Jose State University

Jamall Kinard
Executive Director, Lakeview Neighborhood Alliance and Trainer at Racial Equity Institute

Dr. Nicole Caridad Ralston
Associate Director of Education & Programming, Beloved Community

To view a recording of the session click here.

 

Watch 2020 Virtual Training Camp Session here

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