Transform Your Youth Sports Experience from Ordinary to Extraordinary in Five Minutes
In youth sports, the coaches and parents have a unique opportunity to develop leadership qualities in kids. Leading by example is important, but being organized and intentional is critical when it comes to teaching kids. Spending just five minutes during each practice teaching players about leadership will develop a close knit team in which the players are dedicated to the growth and success of their teammates. The players develop leadership skills that help them become leaders on and off the field.
APIVEO™ (Always Play for (IV) Each Other™) is a program that makes it easy for coaches and parents to teach kids leadership qualities and skills by providing FREE leadership lessons for kids 5 to 12 years old. The lessons are provided in simple script format and designed to be used at each practice. Each lesson takes less than five minutes and teaches a simple leadership concept along with a fun game, race or story. The lessons are engaging, enlightening and memorable. Some of the lesson topics are:
- Who is the most important person on the team?
- Putting others first in not the same as putting “you” second
- What is a “Leader”?
- Listening is the starting point of leadership
- Leading with words
- Leading with actions
- Forgiving yourself
It is important to know that APIVEO is not a watered down “ooey-gooey” self-esteem program for children. The program embraces and leverages the competitive nature of sports to teach kids how to become great leaders. APIVEO players play to win but live to serve. It teaches that life is not a competition; life is about adding value to those around you. APIVEO kids play with a greater purpose, and their parents appreciate the fact that the coach is going beyond the sport to teach life and leadership lessons.
Developed by a youth coach over several years while coaching dozens of teams, the APIVEO lessons have been shared with hundreds of players and families and are 100% effective. When asked about APIVEO, Jay Conner, youth baseball coach in Auburn, AL, said:
“It’s my absolute pleasure to get everyone on board that I can! In the beginning, I was tempted to keep APIVEO as just our team thing. But, after seeing the positive impact on our kids, I wanted to make sure every coach I could reach had the opportunity to use the program with their kids. What you’ve created has helped me to be a real coach, and I am grateful for your leadership. As I tell anyone who will listen, I really don’t know much about baseball, but I want to use the skills I do have to serve those around me. APIVEO is helping me to do just that!”
If you want to be the best possible coach of the most successful team start using APIVEO today. The lessons are universal and are offered as a FREE resource to anyone that coaches, parents or works with kids. There is no need to sign-up or register; simply visit the APIVEO LESSONS page to download the lessons and start sharing them today.