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A Continuing Education Course For Coaches Focusing On Today's Social Issues

A simple plan with online videos and a study guide to engage students in conversations that matter

Imagine Being a Teenager In Today's World

  • How do you filter through mixed messages from an angry society?

  • How do you handle the pressures that come from parents, peers, and public perception?

  • How do you navigate social media and the addictive web of negativity that it weaves?

  • What is the right way to handle issues with social justice when it comes to your locker room, your school, and your community?

  • What does a proper dating relationship look like and why is dating violence so rampant?

  • Who is going to fill the void left from so many fatherless homes?

  • What do I do when my athletic career is done?

As a Coach, Are You Prepared to Discuss these Issues?

For many teenagers, their Coach is the greatest source of guidance in their life!

Coaching at its Core Gives Coaches A Gameplan For Helping Teenagers Overcome Their Personal Challenges

1. Role of Athletics in Education – How to Make a Living vs How to Live

2. Attacking Anxiety – Pressures Kids are Facing Today

3. Teen Suicide – Why we can’t keep doing what we’re doing

4. The Psychology of Social Media – Why is it so addictive?

5. Triple Filter Test – Establishing your policies when it comes to Social Media

6. Dating Violence and Double Standards – Start the Conversation

7. Fatherless Homes – Too Important to Ignore

8. Racism - The Elephant in the Locker Room

9. Social Justice - Treating Others the Way You Want to Be Treated

10. Coaching Beyond the Game

Topics Include

**We continue to add new sessions as they become relevant to coaches and teenagers.

At the end of each session, you will have a written plan on how to address all of these topics

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What Districts Are Using Coaching at its Core?

Northside ISD

Judson ISD

San Marcos ISD
Schertz ISD

Boerne ISD

St. Anthony ISD
New Braunfels ISD

Southwest ISD

San Antonio ISD

Wimberley ISD

Somerset ISD

McKinnney ISD

Prosper ISD

Midway ISD

Lewisville ISD

Katy ISD

Sherman ISD

Cypress Fairbanks ISD

Cedar Hill ISD

Sherman ISD

Eagle Mountain Saginaw ISD

Spring ISD


About the Authors

In the 1980's something magical started to happen at Judson High School in Converse Texas. State Championship Appearances became a regular occurrence for nearly two decades.  Coaches came from all over the nation to find out the secret to their success.


The secret was not in what offense or defense the Rockets were running.  It was not in how they ran sprints or lifted weights.  The secret exhisted in a room above the gym known as "The Classroom."  


It was in the classroom where Character lessons were taught, the importance of Attitude was emphasized, and Leaders were born!  Leadership became a way of life at Judson and the torch was passed year after year from one class to the next.  


The lives that were changed as a result of the program at Judson became living proof that the Coaching profession and sports in general are one of the most powerful teaching tools we have in our society.  Those lessons are needed now more than ever.  In 2016, Clint Rutledge joined his Father D.W. Rutledge (the architect of the Judson Program) and they formed Rutledge Development.

Through speaking engagements, consulting services, and product development, Rutledge Development equips coaches to connect the dots between Success in Sports and Success in Life.


We invite you to come and see the secret for yourselves!  

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