Change the Game Conference: Sport System Re-Design
Edgework Consulting, in partnership with Up2Us and Boston University’s Institute for Athletic Coach Education, is proud to present and invite you to attend “Change the Game: Re-Designing Sport for Greater Impact” to be held in Boston, MA (USA) on April 27 and 28, 2012
The methodology behind “Change the Game“ is what we have termed Sport System (re-) Design. This approach not only equips you to look deep inside the structure of your sport experience but also will help you to make simple but powerful changes that amplify the impacts of your league or program.
The Institute for Athletic Coach Education with Edgework Consulting and Up2Us will introduce conference attendees to this unique approach and provide key examples from this emerging field such as:
- An urban basketball program significantly increased player contact with the ball and number of youth able to participate while dramatically cutting the cost of play. The redesign eliminated referees as well as team coaches and instead assigns coaches to coach a “hoop.” Result: one coach is actually coaching both 4-person teams during 3 on 3 games on the half-court. Players make their own calls and substitute themselves every two minutes building their responsibility for making decisions and creating a good game!
- A youth soccer league has accomplished a significant reduction in negative parent interactions and an observed increase in player performance. It shifted its entire league structure away from intact teams to small-sided matches with players joining teams on a first-arrival, first-team system which emphasizes problem solving skill in young athletes. As a result very little parent “coaching from the sidelines” takes place.
- A multi-sport program working with adolescents suffering from severe emotional dysregulation has seen improvement in players’ abilities to self-regulate and manage intense emotion. They allow unlimited timeouts in every sport they manage including soccer, flag football and softball. These timeouts increase the effectiveness of teachable moments: a core characteristic of positive youth development.
- Check out more examples of sport system (re-)design here.
You will then be guided through a logical process to explore points of leverage and to create a practical plan to achieve your intended outcomes. Additionally, you’ll leave the conference with a basic framework for measuring and evaluating impact. Click here to register.