A coach may have the greatest bunch of individual stars in the world, but if they refuse to work together; that team will never prosper. In that sense, teams are a lot like communities. Their foundation depends on their ability to work together and know how to get along.
Gardere, Louisiana is a high-poverty, high-crime neighborhood and there was a need for youth programs. Gardere Youth Alliance was born from the heart of coaches providing care and support (through sports) for at-risk youth that are looking for structure and direction. We at C.A.R.E. are excited that through focused coaching, character building techniques, and teaching necessary fundamentals of sports we can help kids strive become the natural leaders they already are.
Of course, the way a team plays as a whole determines its overall success. With that understanding it’s clear that sports will always be sports and talent will always be talent–but the right mindset of those individuals to conform as a team has the ingredient of success. The ingredient for our Sports Character Program is for success in life though sports and training.
As coaches, we determine the kind of experience our young athletes have. Now we can extend our reach both off the field and court. We are thankful to have this opportunity to make a difference in the example set by young athletes today. We look forward to implementing to the principles of SEL Athletics and making a difference in the world on child at a time.
The C.A.R.E. Foundation looks forward to Basketball season with Gardere Youth Alliance in May of 2015!
Gardere Youth Alliance 2014 Awards