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Founder Chrissy Summers was in college playing field hockey. Through her involvement with the Student Athlete Advisory Committee, she was elected to represent all of Division III Athletes in the NCAA. As a result, she got to fly all over the country, run meetings as the SAAC President and give speeches advocating for student athlete issues. Through the NCAA, she received some amazing leadership and character training. After college, this got her to thinking...how much more effective would all this training and self awareness be if athletes got it earlier?
What if if instead of waiting until college, high school athletes learned their leadership style? Learned the basic principles of building strong teams? Learned how to face their fears and push past them?
What is instead of waiting until high school to combat a lack of confidence we built a huge wall of tools to keep the confidence we so often have when we're young so when those tough times come our athletes are ready?
What if we made it all fun through games and integrated it into the training on the field so athletes could retain all this information instead of zoning out during another boring lecture?
That's how "Play Beyond the Game" was born.
We believe in creating a culture of positivity. We incorporate our Play Beyond the Game sessions throughout the year to address specific issues to make our athletes think about their own character and how to positively impact others. In the summer, we really get the chance to integrate these lessons so our athletes and families leave the field better able to lead themselves and others on and OFF the playing field.
Stay tuned for our blog launching fall of 2018!