A fun-filled game plan to help boys of upper elementary and middle-school age build trust, respect, and peer connections, Building Champions covers the topics boys most want and need to become better friends, classmates, and citizens. Numerous hands-on and interactive experiences maintain group members’ interest and allow them to practice targeted skills while learning.
Eight group lessons cover the following topics:
Introduction to Building Champions
Breaking a Sweat (Goal Setting)
In the Huddle (Integrity and Respect)
Hands In (Relationships)
Game Time (Leadership and Teamwork)
Sitting on the Bench (Self-Control)
The Last Play (Confidence)
Shake Hands, Game Over (Being a Good Sport)
Each lesson after the first includes three teaching options to address the needs of different types of groups. A CD included with the book provides reproducible items, including lesson “exit slips,” student handouts, and program organization and progress tracking forms.