AFFIRMATIVE ATHLETICS is an after school, ‘at-risk’ youth sport program for juvenile probation camps and continuing education schools that champions positive and critical thinking and inspires teamwork in a friendly yet competitive environment while building community within any institution. These programs are:
AFFIRMATIVE FLAG FOOTBALL (AFFL) – Founded in 2005. It is a twelve-week, 6-on-6 flag football program which breaks down into one preseason day, eight regular season games, Divisional championship, ATLAS BOWL (championship) .
AFFIRMATIVE ATHLETICS BASKETBALL (AABL) – Founded in 2006. It is a thirteen-week, 3-on-3 basketball program which breaks down into one preseason game, eight regular season games, one playoff conference semi-final, the Conference Final, the AABL CHAMPIONSHIP FINAL.
THE DETAILS …
- Youth sign ‘Player Conduct Contracts‘ that hold them accountable in upholding school and behavior responsibilities on and off the playing field.
- Youth receive their own Affirmative Athletics journal designed to help them plan, prepare, execute and assess weekly personal and team performances.
- Weekly newsletters with stats, scores and highlights are distributed for the youth and staff. These newsletters also highlight achievements outside the program (i.e. – good test scores, excellent school attendance, birthdays, etc.).
- At the program’s end, we host award ceremonies to honor every team and their positive contribution to their school communities. We honor team and individual players with the whole event designed to bring everyone together in a positive, supportive space.