Coaches Forum
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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April 17, 2015 / Janice Chan

Volunteers from our sponsor UnitedHealthcare helped us give the Westport Boys & Girls Club a fresh new look as part of Uncommon Athlete Week in Baltimore City last November.

April 12-18 is National Volunteer Week, which celebrates something near and dear to my heart.  Volunteering and community service are a key part...

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April 16, 2015 / Kaitlin Rowan

With the crazy winter we’ve had these past couple of months, how many of us have had this experience?  You wake up and realize that Jack Frost paid a visit overnight.  So what do you do?  Gear up, go outside, put your head down and start digging.  Just as you finish, it hits you.  You dug out the wrong car!

The same thing can happen in life and for the youth with whom you work.  You create goals...

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April 09, 2015 / Travis Punt

The week of March 23-27 was “National Youth Violence Prevention Week.”  The City of Baltimore decided to take part and host a number of events throughout the week to bring awareness to, and prevent youth violence.

One of the events included was the Baltimorphosis Changemaker Awards presented by Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake and Health Commissioner Leana Wen. The award recognized four adults and eight youth in Baltimore City who went above and beyond to reduce violence in their communities and schools.

Each participant was nominated by their peers and chosen...

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