Bring awareness to parents, educators and the general public about the physical and emotional abuse that takes place in youth and school sports;
To offer alternative contextual solutions to the present team model that inherently invites abuse; and
To provide information that instructs how both parents and educators can reform what is taught in public high school athletics.
We see taxpayer-funded, public high and middle school athletics as the model for their whole school and local youth sports leagues to emulate;
We see the foundational goal of youth and school athletics is to model and explicitly teach how to create positive, encouraging, safe and supportive environments so that abusive, negative and toxic cultures and coaches are significantly mitigated;
We see teams that eliminate the power imbalance between coach and athlete by empowering children by having their voices heard and respected and where coaches act as facilitators not dictators;
We see all teams in each school district embedding a written sport psychology and social emotional learning (SEL) curriculum within their team to give educational purpose to athletics and to focus on teaching transformative and transferrable life skills that make success more likely in any endeavor;
We see an active parent community that want positive sports experiences for their children and seriously advocate in local school boards and within their community to make systemic change that gives their children a superior education.