A member of the 

Hampton Roads Chamber of Commerce.

Virginia Athletic Council

Building Men & Women via Athletics©

On and off the court; on and off the field; on and off the course; on and off the track; in and out of the pool; on and off the mat; your student athletes, past and present, are the face, heart and soul of your athletics program as well as the reputation of your institution. Providing them with meaningful training will directly impact their success—and yours. Therefore, if you could boost the reputation of your athletic department, improve the conduct of student-athletes off the field, increase the graduation rate and academic metrics of your program and increase the number of championships your teams bring home—all with one program—would you do it? Such a formidable program is based on a concept very familiar to university and college presidents, high school principals, athletic directors, and coaches: teaching your student-athletes how to not only be leaders but be accountable and understand the consequences of their actions. Student athletes have a tremendous impact on the success and character of an institution and athletic department. They set the tone for the academic reputation, work ethic, attitude, fundraising, recruiting, fan and community support, and loyalty towards the entire program, which in turn largely determines a school’s success. Many of the athletic directors and coaches believe the single most important characteristic necessary to build a winning program is leadership and character amongst the student-athletes. Our T.P.O.S. Program works hand-in-hand with the athletic department and/or coaching staff to support their efforts in educating student athletes thus giving them the tools to be successful; the vast majority will benefit. The T.P.O.S. Program ensures that attending student athletes leave the sessions knowing they are not alone in dealing with the challenges.

Focal Points
- Self leadership and making a successful transition from middle school to high school - Self leadership and making a successful transition from high school to college - The importance of academics and eligibility - Understanding why and how athletes, officials and coaches communicate - Maintaining composure and leadership when not playing well or in the face of adversity. - Having the courage and skills to confront teammates when they do not uphold the standards of the team - Attitude, responsibility, self-image and character - Understanding high profile athletics – coaches, access, media, travel, financial environment, law
enforcement, fans and community relationships.