MENTOR Memphis Grizzlies (MMG) celebrated National Mentoring Month by recognizing and honoring individuals, businesses, and groups that have exemplified a commitment to youth mentoring in 2018. Award recipients were honored during the National Mentoring Month Awards Breakfast.
GrizzFit Coach Certification
A GrizzFit coach develops meaningful relationships with players, builds positive inclusive team culture, and uses sport to teach youth skills they can use in their lives. GrizzFit Coaches do more, which includes attending training and becoming a certified Sports-Based Youth Development Coach.
Characteristics of a Sports-Based Youth Development Coach
A Sports-Based Youth Development (SBYD) coach leverages the opportunities in sport to teach kids lessons that will help them be better athletes and successful people. Whereas many coaches are judged by their win-loss record, SBYD coaches are judged by a different set of outcomes: the quality of the relationships with their players, the physical, and social-emotional skills their players developed, and the resiliency of their team.
GrizzFit Coach Certification requirements
- Intro to GrizzFit Coaching
- GrizzFit Coaching Skills 1.0
- Developmental Relationships
Developmental Relationships Training
Young people are more likely to grow up successfully when they experience developmental relationships with important people in their lives. Developmental relationships are close connections through which young people discover who they are, cultivate abilities to shape their own lives, and learn how to engage with and contribute to the world around them. Search Institute has identified five elements—expressed in 20 specific actions—that make relationships powerful in young people’s lives.