Take part in Coaches Training as part of Head in the Game, a program of Beyond Sport powered by Z Zurich Foundation in collaboration with Zurich North America!
Do you coach young people in the US?
Do you coach youth aged 13-19?
Are you committed to improving youth mental wellbeing?
In 2021, the American Academy of Pediatrics declared youth mental health to be a national emergency in the United States. In response, Beyond Sport joined with Z Zurich Foundation and Zurich North America on Head in the Game (HITG), a program focusing on prevention, promotion and attitudinal change.
As part of the capacity-building work of the program, Beyond Sport is facilitating training for coaches focused on addressing the needs of Black, Indigenous and People of Color (BIPOC) and/or Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Questioning (LGBTQ+) youth. While mental wellbeing challenges exist for all youth demographics, two of the most vulnerable populations are young people who identify as BIPOC and those who identify LGBTQ+.
Coaches will be trained through a mental wellbeing-lens during sessions led by the Center for Healing and Justice through Sport (CHJS) and Doc Wayne, both leading experts on helping coaches develop athlete-focused mental wellbeing programs. This will enable you to:
- Hold more mental health-related conversations with youth
- Recognize the signs of mental wellbeing challenges
- Adopt tools to support youth's mental wellbeing
All participating coaches will receive a Certificate of Completion and will also be invited to participate in an online Learning Community. The Learning Community will bring together expert providers, non-profits, elite organizations, professional sports teams, collegiate athletic teams and others to connect, inspire action, share and celebrate impact. Click here to learn more about Head in the Game.
Multiple dates and sessions are available: Click the links below to learn more about each training session
Coaches must register for one training session from each of the two expert providers below for a combined total of six hours. The morning and afternoon sessions in each city will take place in the same venue and lunch will be provided. We encourage participants to attend the full in-person day, if able.
ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS TILL CAPACITY IS REACHED:
CHOOSE A CHJS SESSION
Please note that there are advanced training options for those who have previously completed a CHJS training.
Select one of the in-person options (session totals three hours) OR
Select the virtual option (two sessions across two dates, totaling three hours)
CHOOSE A DOC WAYNE SESSION
Select the virtual option (two sessions across two dates, totaling three hours) OR
Select the self-paced option
Participants will be assigned a three-week period to complete the three-hour training - limited spots remaining
REQUIREMENTS OF PARTICIPATION
- Participants must be at least 18 years old and coach youth aged 13-19 in the US
- Eligible coaches are expected to coach at least 75 youth over the course of a calendar year
- Registering coaches must commit to participating in a training session from both CHJS and Doc Wayne and complete a pre- and post-training survey
For questions, please email [email protected]