Designed for boys and girls who are about to enter a time of life in which there is often significant pressure to experiment with negative risk-taking behaviour. This session aims to provide young people with a useful tool kit to help them resist this pressure and to respond confidently.
Australian men have accepted a limited and often negative impression of what it is to be a man. This course challenges young men to become strong men of character. Topics include: anger, addictions, popularity, respect and reputation, attitudes towards women, emotional intelligence, being authentic, playing on the edge, having your mate’s back, and leaving a legacy.
Designed to help girls overcome an often accepted and narrow definition of what it means to be a girl. Girls are encouraged to identify their character strengths and to use their strengths to reach their potential. Girls are empowered to critically evaluate the messages of society and to expect to be defined by their values and character, rather than by the way that they look.
Studies show that sports people have significant influence, no matter their age. This course explores the power of sportspeople to apply the strengths they develop in sport to life off the field. In sport, everyone leads at times during a game or competition. The same applies in life – at times we are all required to lead. A good leader is values driven and consistent. They develop strong relationships, lead by example, demonstrate humility, hold others accountable and are empowering.
This session provides participants with an understanding of anxiety and depression as well as some positive mental health habits that everyone can apply. Players discuss the importance of having real conversations and the need to reduce the stigma that remains around mental health issues. They are encouraged to ask good questions of their mates and to be open and honest about how they are coping, thereby becoming more aware of support structures available. Players are provided with take-home links to further information from peak mental health bodies as well as appropriate support services.
This session tackles the issue of gender equality, racial equality, sexual equality (LGBTIQA+), respect and inclusion. At a time in life when young teenagers can be a little insecure and tribal, they are challenged to widen their scope of understanding of how other people live and contribute to our society through their diversity.
This course motivates young people to have a game plan for life that includes a strategy for dealing with alcohol and drugs when inevitably they will be confronted with having to make a decision to accept or reject their use. Participants are warned about the dangers of drugs and alcohol but the focus is largely on filling their lives with so many positive pursuits, that they negate the need for artificial and inferior alternatives like alcohol and other drugs. The power of a positive peer group is strongly emphasised.
This is a 90-minute online training session for Team Managers or Wellbeing Managers. It is designed so that every team in a junior club has an adult who manages the wellbeing and mental health initiatives for that team. This person is trained to watch, listen, and ask good questions. They are then trained to follow up any concerns with the correct protocols. They are also proactive, ensuring that the club environment is a mentally and socially safe and supportive environment for every child.
Times have changed and so have young people. The old fashioned and overused half-time spray just doesn’t cut it anymore. Positive coaching has been proven to elicit greater motivation, resilience, enjoyment, and results for everyone involved. Discover a new way of coaching that makes all the difference by increasing enjoyment, engagement, relationships and even performance.
This course starts with the premise that sport is about life, life is not about sport. Many of our children form too much of their identities around their sporting talents and achievements, rather than the character strengths and the values they demonstrate. Parents are challenged in regard to their conduct at junior sporting matches. They are also provided with fantastic tools to use sport to prepare their children to be strong, caring, capable and successful adults.