The mission of Sports 4 the Kids is to provide financially disadvantaged youth of Seminole County and the greater Central Florida area with the opportunity to achieve and maintain educational goals and healthy lifestyles by providing sports scholarships for local athletic programs.
Sports 4 the Kids supervised Goals 4 the Kids Program focuses on four key pillars that are paramount in supporting a personal plan to achieve four wellness/education goals.
Goals 4 the Kids Program helps children live healthier lives and make wise decisions as they grow older.
GOALS 4 THE KIDS PILLARS
- Physical Activity/ Exercise
To qualify for a Sports 4 the Kids Scholarship or become a Sports 4 the Kids Program Provider team, the Goals 4 the Kids Program must be active and monitored by the parent/guardian, and team coach and supervisor.
The team and/or league assists to schedule and coordinate a one hour meeting at the beginning of each season to allow the Sports 4 The Kids Team to meet with the players and their parent/guardians to review the Goals 4 The Kids Program. The Sports 4 The Kids Team will provide a one hour Goals 4 the Kids presentation to address the four key pillars and explain the expectations for both the parent/guardian and the child in order to successfully go through the Goals 4 the Kids Program and receive a sports scholarship.
ONLINE G4TK Form: S4TK GOALS 4 THE KIDS PROGRAM
PRINTABLE G4TK Form: S4TK GOALS 4 THE KIDS PROGRAM
MyFitnessPal APP: MyFitnessPal WEBSITE
4 KEY G4TK PILLARS
A Nutritionist will provide families and athletes with age-appropriate, nutritional materials and resources focused on healthy meal and snack options, meal portions, and healthy food shopping on a budget.
2) PHYSICAL ACTIVITY / EXERCISE
An athletic trainer/therapist will provide families and athletes with age-appropriate, materials and resources focused on proper techniques for strengthening, stretching, and conditioning to be stronger, more mobile and prevent injury. Goals 4 the Kids Program promotes healthy routines leading to healthier lifestyles.
Each child will keep a weekly G4TK Log to be signed by both parent/guardian and coach to monitor the completion of exercise goals. The child will bring the G4TK Log to a weekly practice through the season. If technology is available, download the free MyFitnessPal APP or use the UNDER ARMOUR website’s meal/exercise plan at this link: MyFitnessPal Website
Sports 4 the Kids Scholarship application will acquire baseline data of a child’s age, height, and weight to exhibit Goals 4 the Kids Program results at the end of a season. At the beginning of the season the coach will conduct a Weigh-In and determine a Body Mass Index (BMI) for each athlete. At the end of the season, the team will repeat the testing and determine BMI changes. Healthy BMI results will reflect if Goals 4 the Kids were achieved.
Goals 4 the Kids Program focuses on the importance of maintaining good grades to participate on a team. Most athletic programs have requirements for each athlete to maintain a 2.3 GPA or above. At the beginning of the season children will provide the coach with a copy of their most recent progress report. If a student falls below a 2.3 GPA, they will be placed on academic probation. The student will present weekly progress reports to their coaches to ensure they are working towards academic goals. Sports 4 The Kids will not provide a scholarship or future scholarships to a child with lower than a 2.3 GPA. Grades and education are a priority. At the end of the season, students with higher GPA’s, and those who have shown the greatest improvements in school, will be rewarded with special recognition from the Sports 4 the Kids Team.
Submit Nominations here: S4TK ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
S4TK Program Provider teams will present a Goals 4 the Kids Sportsmanship Presentation to promote why it is so important to implement and practice comradery every day. Real life scenarios will be used to educate kids and parents on how they can positively motivate each other to practice good sportsmanship. At the end of each season, the Coach will nominate 3 players who have shown the greatest amount of sportsmanship to be honored by the Sports 4 The Kids Team.
Submit Nominations here: S4TK SPORTSMANSHIP AWARD
Sports 4 the Kids scholarships range from partial to full. Eligibility is based on factors reviewed by the Sports 4 the Kids Team.
- S4TK Scholarship Application is completed by deadline.
- Child is registered with the school’s Meal Benefits Program for free & reduced lunch.
- GOALS 4 THE KIDS PROGRAM is implemented by the Program Provider team and child.
- Child completes the S4TK SPOTLIGHT form to be highlighted as a S4TK athlete.