APIVEO is as simple and true as 2+2=4. APIVEO players and coaches PLAY 2 WIN but LIVE 2 SERVE. APIVEO is not a wishy washy self-esteem program. APIVEO builds leaders while enhancing the naturally competitive spirit in sport. With that said, APIVEO teaches kids that life is much more than a “competition.” Life’s purpose is realized through serving, caring and adding value to those around you. So roll up your sleeves and Always Play 4 Each Other!
Team Building Resources
At APIVEO we strive to teach kids about character and leadership. We offer resources that help kids understand that leadership comes from and through serving others. The way kids serve others is based each child’s unique gifts and talents. Watch this great segment from NBC’s Dateline program discussing Servant Leadership with the president of the Robert K. Greenleaf Center for Servant Leadership. Imagine teaching this to our kids. Join the APIVEO movement and you can do more than just image it! Contact us so we can help you bring APIVEO to your community. Thank you! Brad@APIVEO.com
The Bucket Ceremony
The Development and Permanence of “The Team”
This is one of my favorite lessons and one that your team will remember long after your season ends. In youth sports it’s critical to teach kids that as part of a team, they are playing for each other by contributing their unique talents. The Bucket Ceremony shows the players that they have created something new, special and everlasting and that they have dedicated themselves to each other when they formed a team.
A player’s value to the team is not measured in playing time or any other performance statistic. The value of a player is based solely on his or her personal commitment to his or her teammates. Therefore the player’s value is as unique and personal as his or her own fingerprint.
The Bucket Ceremony is simple to do. The only supplies needed are a bucket, clear plastic cups and a few large bottles of water (about 6 ounces per player and coach). [Read more…] about APIVEO™ LESSON SEVEN
The influence of your deeds. How can your actions help people?
Building on the previous lesson regarding words, this lesson’s goal is to teach kids that deeds or actions have a great impact. This lesson will reinforce the idea that “actions speak louder than words,” and remind the players that when combined with positive words, our deeds show accountability and build trust. In addition, we will tie in the previous lesson regarding words. Please note that this lesson closes with homework. [Read more…] about APIVEO™ LESSON SIX
When you are coaching youth sports, it is important to allow time at every practice for the kids to talk to each other. It will build friendships and respect that will last a lifetime. Youth sports offer kids a lot of opportunities. One of the greatest is to make new friends.