The Uncommon Athlete uses the power and platform of sports to change lives and reshape communities.

Through this program, we provide training to student-athletes, coaches, and parents on fostering a mindset that creates a culture of competition with character by empowering all to live the core values of an Uncommon Athlete:

  • Develop Uncommon Perseverance
  • Build Uncommon Relationships
  • Practice Uncommon Integrity
  • Choose Uncommon Courage
  • Lead with Uncommon Empathy


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