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.

2023 Schedule

Please note the following sessions are being confirmed, we will have registration links available soon.

June 29, Time TBD: The Power of Storytelling in Fundraising

September, Time TBD: Coaching & Direct Service Training TBD

October 5, Time TBD: How to Give & Receive Feedback

November, Time TBD: Safe Spaces for LGBTQ Youth

Past 2023 Sessions:

April 6, 11 AM-12:30 PM: Virtual Training Camp: Healing Centered Sport 101

Presented with The Center for Healing Justice Through Sport

This session 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.

Recording Available Soon

April 13, 11 AM-12:30 PM: Virtual Training Camp: Healing Centered Sport 102

Presented with The Center for Healing Justice Through Sport

This session will dive deeper into how prioritizing skill development, meaningful relationships and a positive and inclusive team culture can drive social and emotional learning. This session is for coaches who have already participated in an introductory level training and are looking to expand their toolkit.

Recording Available Soon

March 16: Virtual Training Camp: Collective Care for Coaches

Presented with Cooper Thompson

This session will be an introduction to the concept of collective care. We’ll spend time learning why collective care is important along with discussing some ways to work towards creating collective care spaces in our Sport for Good communities.

Link to Recording (Passcode: 8#a&8FQl)

Feb 2: Virtual Training Camp: How to Coach Girls

Presented with The Center for Healing Justice Through Sport

Girls participate in sport at lower rates than boys at all ages, but it is not because they don’t enjoy the key components of sport: being competitive, feeling athletic, reaching goals, and building a team. The reality is that girls have extra challenges to overcome when it comes to staying in the game. Girls need the physical, mental, academic, and social benefits that sport participation has been shown to give, so programs need to do all they can to help girls stay involved.

Link to Recording (Passcode: 9uURv^&V)


Watch 2020 Virtual Training Camp Session here Watch 2021 Virtual Training Camp Session here Watch 2022 Virtual Training Camp Session here

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