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Character Loves Company

The purpose of Character Loves Company is to build stronger character in the lives of our youth through the vehicle of sports.

Character Loves Company Mission

Our Mission

CLC is focused on the development of strong character in youth through sport participation.

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Character Literacy with Character Loves Company

About Us

Character Loves Company helps coaches teach kids the character values necessary in life through sports.

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Building Character in Youth Sports

Problems in Youth Sports

Is the “win-at-all costs” mentality overshadowing the character values kids learn through team sports?

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What the Professionals Are Saying ...

Fred Claire

"Pete Paciorek has taken on an important leadership role with his character curriculum to teach the important lessons that at the end of the game, and at the end of the day, identifies the true winners."

Fred Claire

Former General Manager of the Los Angeles Dodgers, 1988 World Series Champions
Author of Fred Claire: My 30 Years in Dodger Blue

2016-08-29T17:24:23+00:00

Fred Claire

Former General Manager of the Los Angeles Dodgers, 1988 World Series Champions
Author of Fred Claire: My 30 Years in Dodger Blue

"Pete Paciorek has taken on an important leadership role with his character curriculum to teach the important lessons that at the end of the game, and at the end of the day, identifies the true winners."

Tommy Lasorda

"What you’re teaching these kids right now, in this particular environment, is going to be with them for the rest of their lives."

Tommy Lasorda

Los Angeles Dodgers, Hall of Fame Manager & World Series Champion

2016-08-29T17:25:01+00:00

Tommy Lasorda

Los Angeles Dodgers, Hall of Fame Manager & World Series Champion

"What you’re teaching these kids right now, in this particular environment, is going to be with them for the rest of their lives."

Dr. Michael Sagas

"Pete Paciorek is a trailblazer in character development in youth sports. He has conducted extensive research on character literacy and I feel that he has crafted the most impactful character development curriculum available in the youth sport industry today."

Dr. Michael Sagas

Chairman of Sport Management Department, University of Florida

2016-08-29T17:25:51+00:00

Dr. Michael Sagas

Chairman of Sport Management Department, University of Florida

"Pete Paciorek is a trailblazer in character development in youth sports. He has conducted extensive research on character literacy and I feel that he has crafted the most impactful character development curriculum available in the youth sport industry today."

Rafael O. Pérez

"It has been very gratifying and encouraging to see first-hand the work that Pete Paciorek is doing in the field of character development in youth sports. I see his work in character development as the foundation to better prepare athletes to reach their highest potential on and off the field."

Rafael O. Pérez

Major League Baseball, Director, Dominican Operations

2016-08-29T21:46:24+00:00

Rafael O. Pérez

Major League Baseball, Director, Dominican Operations

"It has been very gratifying and encouraging to see first-hand the work that Pete Paciorek is doing in the field of character development in youth sports. I see his work in character development as the foundation to better prepare athletes to reach their highest potential on and off the field."

Jeanie Cooke

"Pete’s comprehensive character curriculum hits all the buttons and confirms the important role that athletics play in helping guide student-athletes toward a successful future."

Jeanie Cooke

GM/Managing Partner, Danville Dans

2016-08-29T21:47:30+00:00

Jeanie Cooke

GM/Managing Partner, Danville Dans

"Pete’s comprehensive character curriculum hits all the buttons and confirms the important role that athletics play in helping guide student-athletes toward a successful future."

Dr. Jonathan Palmer

"Pete Paciorek is a transformational talent. He changed the culture of our baseball program, professionalized our coaching environment, and was a change agent in character development for students and colleagues."

Dr. Jonathan Palmer

President of Principia College

2016-08-29T21:48:25+00:00

Dr. Jonathan Palmer

President of Principia College

"Pete Paciorek is a transformational talent. He changed the culture of our baseball program, professionalized our coaching environment, and was a change agent in character development for students and colleagues."
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Coach Paciorek with group of kids talking character

Character Building in Youth Sports

More than half of all youth and amateur coaches in America are volunteers. These unpaid coaches may or may not have effective coaching practices, or more importantly, know how to develop strong character in their teams. Character Loves Company Founder Pete Paciorek provides short 30-minute community talks, followed by Q&A to provide a starting point to bring awareness to coaches to help them be good role models and mentors for the student-athletes with whom they have the fortune of coaching.

Character Literacy Development is a process that coaches, mentors, and parents can use to help teach kids the skills and tools necessary to respond morally and ethically not only in sports but in life.

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Character Loves Company

DEFINING THE “TEACHABLE MOMENTS” IN SPORTS

This guidebook is designed for facilitating a building block approach for promoting and assessing character growth through athletics. The content provides a unique blend of the theoretical studies on youth and amateur sport, my own University of Florida research projects and surveys, and 25 powerful contributions from the likes of Olympic Gold Medalists, World and National Champions, and 40+ year veteran youth coaches.

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