Champions of Character Resources

Use these resources to help bring the program to your school's sports program or enhance your existing Champions of Character programming.
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IMPLEMENTATION KIT ORDER FORM

Order your Champions of Character Implementation Kit! — Everything you need to bring Champions of Character to coaches and student-athletes in your organization or school.

Phase I includes: Champions of Character Implementation Guidebook | Teaching Character Through Sport book | DVDs: Champions of Character Overview, Redefining the Term Athlete, Teaching Character Through Sport | Daily Character Lessons for Coaches | Student-Athlete Cards

Phase II includes: DVD: Role of Parents in Athletics | Role of Parents in Athletics booklets | Parent Game Reminder Cards


COACHES

Coaches Code
Coaches sign this code and pledge to uphold the Champions of Character values. (DOC version can be customized with your logo.)

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Five Core Values Coaches Checklist
Use this checklist of how coaches demonstrate the five core values to assess yourself and your staff.

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Coaches' Tips
Great tips to help coaches build character and performance.

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ADMINISTRATORS

Athletics Director Resources
Use these tools and template documents to promote your Champions of Character program. Word documents can be customized with your logo.

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Running a G-Rated Program  Guided Discussion
Find out what makes the difference between an effective character-driven athletic experience and one that is not.

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"Curb" Appeal Sportsmanship Guided Discussion
Use this facilitated discussion guide to enable conversations about sportsmanship and event management in your organization.

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The School Board Process
Use these tools and template documents to present the Champions of Character process to your school board. Word documents can be customized with your logo.

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Parent Meeting 
An agenda for a parents meeting to introduce the Champions of Character program and establish season expectations.

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Hiring and Evaluating for Character: The Process
Use these tools and template documents to hire and evaluate coaches for character. Word documents can be customized with your logo.

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Public Address Announcements
Champions of Character public address announcements which can be read during athletic contests.

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Champions of Character Event Guidelines
Outlines the criteria for having a Champions of Character event along with brand requirements, banner orders, public address announcements and social media guidelines.

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PARENTS

Parents' Tips
Great tips to help parents better support their student-athlete before, during and after the competition.

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Parent Letter
Use this letter to establish season expectations with parents in your program.

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STUDENTS

Athlete Checklist
Use this checklist to determine how the five core values are demonstrated by a youth sports athlete.

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Athlete Pledge
Student-athletes sign this pledge to accept the five core values and do their best to represent their team, teammates and themselves.

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Athletes' Tips
Great tips to help sports participants become true athletes.

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CHARACTER TRAINING VIDEO SERIES

Video Series Discussion Guide PDF
Coaches
Setting Expectations | How to Teach Character
Playing Time | Winning
  VIDEOS
Parents
Expectations | Release Them to the Game
Modeling Poise and Confidence | Time and Space
  VIDEOS
Students
Expectations | Responsibility
Inside-out  | Sportsmanship - Play the Best to be the Best
  VIDEOS

CHARACTER ACTIVITIES

Core Values Script with Posters
Use this script and posters to engage in a discussion of the value and how it relates to your sport/team, etc.
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Youth Character Book Reading List
Use these books to reinforce the five core values with youth.
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Core Value Activities and Quotes
Use these great activities and quotes to engage your student-athletes in this worthwhile initiative.
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Character Building Scenarios
Use these common character building scenarios to discuss character with your coaches.

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Integrity in Action
Practical examples and lessons about integrity in everyday life, both in and out of sports.

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Respect in Action
Practical examples and lessons about respect in everyday life, both in and out of sports.

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Responsibility in Action
Practical examples and lessons about responsibility in everyday life, both in and out of sports.

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Sportsmanship in Action
Practical examples and lessons about sportsmanship in everyday life, both in and out of sports.

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Servant Leadership in Action
Practical examples and lessons about servant leadership in everyday life, both in and out of sports.

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Integrity Teambuilding Activities

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Respect Teambuilding Activities

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Activity 2
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Responsibility Teambuilding Activities

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Activity 2
Activity 3

Sportsmanship Teambuilding Activities

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Activity 2
Activity 3
Activity 4

Servant Leadership Teambuilding Activities

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Activity 3

Five Core Values Poster

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CHARACTER RECOGNITION

National Sportsmanship Day Certificate
To be presented to a team which exhibits outstanding sportsmanship in honor of National Sportsmanship Day. (DOC version can be customized with your logo.)

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National Student-Athlete Day Certificate
To be presented to the student-athlete who best exemplifies the five core values in honor of National Student-Athlete Day. (DOC version can be customized with your logo.)

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NAIA CHARACTER VIDEO

Download videos for time-outs, PSA announcements or any other opportunities to reinforce the character messages.

   
  Student-Athletes 1:11
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Student-Athletes :16
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Kansas City Royals General Manager Dayton Moore :13
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NAIA Hall of Famer and former head coach, University of Nebraska Tom Osborne :13
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Professional Golfer Tom Watson :10
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