Goals 4 The Kids

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 the Goals 4 the Kids Program which 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 lead healthier lives and make wise decisions as they grow older.

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.

Goals 4 The Kids

Nutrition

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.

Physical Activity

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 athlete may keep a weekly G4TK Log to be signed by both parent/guardian and coach to monitor the completion of exercise goals. If technology is available, download the free MyFitnessPal APP or use the UNDER ARMOUR website’s meal/exercise plan.

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 may conduct a Weigh-In and determine a Body Mass Index (BMI) for each athlete. At the end of the season, the team has the opportunity to repeat the testing and determine BMI changes. Healthy BMI results will reflect if Goals 4 the Kids were achieved. (HELPFUL LINKS BELOW FOR PERSONAL EXERCISE PLAN).

Education

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 may 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. G4TK STUDY HABITS K-8 G4TK STUDY HABITS 9-12.

Sportsmanship

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 may 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. G4TK STUDY HABITS K-8 G4TK STUDY HABITS 9-12.

If a program is unable to be scheduled due to circumstances (such as distance or transportation), the athlete is required to review the G4TK 4 Key Pillars below and complete the form after 2 weeks of following a personal plan and reaching set goals.

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