Coaches Forum
July 01, 2015 / Sarah Kasun

Choosing the path that we want to take for our future can be difficult. There may be some obstacles or unexpected challenges that come in your way that may make you feel like quitting, but it is up to you whether you continue to strive for your goals. A strong work ethic and the decision of making positive choices gives us the ability to reach these goals that we set for ourselves. We can set both short and long-term goals that can help us accomplish our dreams. Through hard work, determination, and the drive to succeed, we all have the power to become successful contributors to society...

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June 18, 2015 / Sarah Kasun

During the week of June 8-12, we were able to watch the #CRSFcamp-ers learn more about baseball, face their fear on the zip line and ropes course, listen to inspirational presentations and enjoy spending time with their new friends that they have made during camp. Here are some of the highlights from our enjoyable and memorable experience throughout the week…


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June 10, 2015 / Janice Chan

This past Monday, we had over 130 campers come in for our first #CRSFcamp of 2015!  In spite of a few travel snags with flights and storms, everyone made it to Maryland safely (and boy, do we have some troopers!).  Girls and boys came from our Badges for Baseball program partners in Florida, Ohio, Mississippi, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Georgia, Texas, and Tennessee—thanks to Southwest Airlines for helping to bring them to camp!  Then we got campers all geared up for the week with some help from...

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June 03, 2015 / Janice Chan

Last week, the CRSF Program Team went for our annual check-up.  No, not those physicals you have to get before going back to school, but our annual training/re-certification in first aid and CPR, as well as our annual background screening. 

While many of our partners run programs year-round, there are often additional staff (or volunteers) who may get hired for summer programming.  While we’re training and screening new staff/volunteers, it’s always a good idea to hit the refresh button for everyone else, too—especially for skills we may not use very...

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May 19, 2015 / Janice Chan

We talk a lot about the lessons on the field and how they translate to success off the field.  And there are plenty of life lessons in sports, but sometimes it’s good to look beyond the usual places.  Here’s some food for thought as you coach, mentor, lead by example, and work as part of a team:

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May 14, 2015 / Janice Chan

The Cal Ripken, Sr. Foundation is excited to announce the Uncommon Athlete Coaches & Captains Leadership Training, presented by BSN Sports.  This will be an opportunity to learn about the Uncommon Athlete program and how to implement the program while developing leadership skills among...

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May 07, 2015 / Scott Swinson and Brooke Austin

As the first part of a two-way exchange program funded by the US Department of State through their SportsUnited division, @Brooke_CRSF and @Scott_CRSF took a weeklong trip to Nicaragua in April to train coaches and serve...

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April 21, 2015 / Janice Chan

It’s quiet in the office this week, because we’re missing two of our teammates, Brooke and Scott.  But so far, it seems they are having fun and doing some great work in Nicaragua!  (Learn more about how the Cal Ripken, Sr. Foundation is training coaches and serving kids as a part of an educational, two-way exchange program between the United States and Nicaragua in partnership with the US Department of State.)


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April 17, 2015 / Cal Ripken, Sr. Foundation

Exchange Program Provides Training and Education for Nicaraguan Coaches and Youth Following in the Previous Works Led By Cal Ripken, Jr.’s Diplomacy Trip in 2008

Baltimore, Md. – The Cal Ripken, Sr. Foundation (CRSF) and the U.S. Department of State today announced a partnership to fund and implement an educational, two-way exchange program between the United States and Nicaragua using Cal Ripken, Jr.’s previous goodwill diplomacy trips to China, Nicaragua and Japan as inspiration. Part one of the two-way...

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