In this anthemic film in support of Coaching Corps’ newly launched effort to introduce Free Empathy Training to any coach in the country who coaches kids living in under-resourced communities, former NBA All-Star, Antonio Davis shares what it was like to be a young person growing up in Oakland, California and the critical role that a caring coach played in his life.
Coaching Corps is taking this extraordinary step of offering Free Empathy Training because we believe it is critical for coaches to understand the emotions and feelings of youth in under-resourced communities, many of whom have faced systemic inequalities which can many times result in toxic stress, a condition that can lead to lifelong problems in learning, behavior, and physical and mental health.
Fortunately, research indicates that supportive, responsive, relationships with caring adults such as a teacher or a coach can prevent or reverse the damaging effects of toxic stress response.
This course teaches coaches how to appreciate the perspective of kids to connect with them and to create positive outcomes together.
If you are interested in signing up for free Empathy Training you can click on the link here to sign up.