Character Literacy is a concept that was coined by Pete Paciorek, along with the chair of the Department of Tourism, Recreation, and Sport Management at the University of Florida, Dr. Michael Sagas. Character Literacy is demonstrable proof that one has learned the requisite character values in order to understand how to morally and ethically respond to a given situation. More importantly, an advanced level of Character Literacy will assure that one’s actions are in accordance with the learned character values.
The Problem with Youth Sports Today
There are the two major vices that are currently holding youth sports hostage and keeping our kids from rising to their full potential as positive leaders and people of character. Find out more about the of these problems and how you can partner with Character Loves Company to be part of the solution. Sign up to received proven solutions and steps that CLC has effectively taken to combat these problems.
More than 50% of youth and amateur coaches in America are volunteers. Though the intentions of many of these unpaid coaches are good and noble, they are often uninformed on effective coaching practices, and more importantly, how to develop strong character in their teams. Character Loves Company provides a starting point to bring awareness to the need for coaches to “own their role” as mentors for the student-athletes with whom they have the fortune of coaching. How can Character Loves Company help?