Sportsmanship Program

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Bretton Woods Leadership Academy provides athletic teams with our signature Teamwork and Sportsmanship program which focuses on sportsmanship, self-reliance, and confidence building. It is no secret that teams that have high functioning on field performance also have strong community while celebrating communication and wins off the field. Our Teamwork and Sportsmanship program empowers individuals and teams and brings performance to the next level. Our staff focuses on accessibility and inclusion for groups of all ages, abilities, and interests. We tailor each program to meet group and individual needs both and can accommodate programs on our property or at your practice. Bretton Woods Recreation Center, located along the C&O canal on a 285-acre property, was created in 1968to provide attractive and non-discriminatory recreation opportunities for members of international organizations. We have maintained that legacy while adding many sports and recreation opportunities at Bretton Woods.

The Bretton Woods Leadership Academy signature Teamwork and Sportsmanship creates a supportive environment to foster mindset training and open-up conversations for teams, individuals, and coaches while covering a wide range of topics. Topics include but are not limited to trust, leadership, sportsmanship, communication, overcoming weaknesses, and team commitment. We take teams to the next level. Programs are designed specifically to meet client needs, themes, and goals. Our staff have access to numerous, permanently installed elements on the property in addition to hundreds of “mobile elements”. When planning a Challenge Course Program through the Bretton Woods Leadership Academy, the director will work with team leaders before the program to get a better understanding of goals and themes and then facilitators design a program to fit the team’s time restraints, budget, and location.

Sample Challenge Course Program during Practice hours (On our property or at practice):
4:00-4:15 Intro and Ice breaker to focus the group for the day
4:15-5:00 Team Building Element: Sportsmanship towards a common goaexample Debrief: Success Through Effective Communication
5:00-5:45 Team Building Element: Leadership in everyday interactions Example Debrief: Using strengths to overcome weaknesses (including open dialogue with team about how this applies during practice, on the field, and during training)
5:45-6:30 Team Building Element: Motivation and Team Commitment

Sample Full-Day Challenge Course Program for Day during Off-Season, School Breaks, and Weekends
9:00-9:30 Intro and Ice breaker to focus the group for the day
9:30-10:30 Team Building Element: Sportsmanship towards a common goal example Debrief: Success Through Effective Communication
10:30-12:00 Giant Swing
12:00-1:00 Lunch
1:00-1:45 Team Building Element: Leadership in everyday interactions Example Debrief: Using strengths to overcome weaknesses (including open dialogue with team about how this applies during practice, on the field, and during training)
1:45-2:30 Team Building Element: Motivation and Team Commitment
2:30-3:30 Zip Lining
3:30-3:45 Debrief

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