CHAMPS

Professional Learning

The CHAMPS Sports and Fitness Program promotes student physical activity during the critical years of elementary and middle school. CHAMPS gives students the opportunity to participate in fun, safe, and supervised sports and fitness activities outside of school hours–typically after school and on weekends.

CHAMPS schools have been selected for the 2018-19 school year. Approved CHAMPS coaches will be contacted when registration links are available; please note target audience and prerequisites.

Questions? Email CHAMPS@schools.nyc.gov

Partner-led trainings are indicated by this logo:

CHAMPS Sessions: Elementary and Middle School

CHAMPS Sports and Fitness Activity Series: New Coaches Orientation Workshop

Target Audience: Grades K-8 CHAMPS Elementary & Middle School Coaches

Prerequisite: None

CTLE Hours: TBD

To coach a CHAMPS program for the first time learn about the CHAMPS philosophy, protocols and the online CHAMPS Portal. The Portal is used for entering required program information: Program Profile, Coach's Profile, daily student attendance, and how to follow important payroll procedures. Coaches will receive information about student recruitment and fitness goals, activity-specific culminating events, and technical support provided by the CHAMPS team. In addition, CHAMPS’s partner, the “Positive Coaching Alliance,” will review those aspects of youth sports that cover the latest in sports- and educational-psychology and organizational behavior that apply to the goal of winning and the more important goal of teaching life lessons through sport. Participants should wear clothing that is appropriate for physical activity. Coaches are compensated at training rate for this session.

Registration by invitation only:

Wed. 10.03.18: Queens

Wed. 10.10.18: Brooklyn

Thu. 10.11.18: Bronx

Thu. 10.18.18: Queens

Fri. 10.19.18: Brooklyn

Wed. 12.19.18: Bronx

Thu. 12.20.18: Queens

Thu. 01.03.19: Brooklyn

Fri. 01.04.19: Bronx

Wed. 01.09.19: Queens

Wed. 03.20.19: Bronx

Thu. 03.21.19: Queens

Wed. 03.27.19: Bronx

Fri. 03.29.19: Brooklyn

CHAMPS Elementary School Sessions

CHAMPS Sports and Fitness Elementary School Activity Series: BOKS Coaches Workshop

Target Audience: New CHAMPS Elementary BOKS coaches

Prerequisite: None

CTLE Hours: TBD

Build Our Kids Success (BOKS) coaches learn the CHAMPS philosophy, program protocols, expectations, utilization of BOKS curriculum and how to navigate the new NYC DOE website and the CHAMPS portal. Online CHAMPS and BOKS registrations, daily attendance system and payroll principles are reviewed. This workshop also covers basic coaching and fitness principles to support the development of student’s individual fitness goals. Participants should wear clothing that is appropriate for physical activity. Coaches are compensated at training rate for this session.

Registration by invitation only:

Fri. 10.12.18: Queens

Sat. 10.13.18: Queens

Fri. 01.11.19: Brooklyn

CHAMPS Sports and Fitness Elementary School Activity Series: Jr. NBA 3v3 Developmental Basketball Training

Target Audience: Grades 3-5 CHAMPS Elementary Basketball Coaches

Prerequisite: None

CTLE Hours: TBD

To coach a CHAMPS Elementary Basketball program participate in a dynamic 3-on-3 basketball training provided by the Jr. NBA. During this workshop coaches receive the basic coaching principles required to run successful basketball and 3-on-3 programs. All coaches attending are provided with the Jr. NBA curriculum and an overview of the 3-on-3 basketball developmental program. Participants should wear clothing that is appropriate for physical activity. Coaches are compensated at training rate for this session.

Registration by invitation only:

Sat. 03.23.19: Bronx

Sat. 03.30.19: Queens

CHAMPS Middle School Sessions

CHAMPS Sports and Fitness Middle School Activity Series: Introduction to Soccer

Target Audience: Grades 6-8 CHAMPS Middle School Soccer Coaches

Prerequisite: None

CTLE Hours: TBD

CHAMPS coaches learn how to teach developmentally appropriate soccer fundamentals to middle school students. The training covers basic soccer skills, rules and regulations. Attendees should wear appropriate attire for participation. Coaches are compensated at training rate for this session.

Registration by invitation only:

Sat. 10.13.18: Queens

CHAMPS Sports and Fitness Middle School Activity Series: Introduction to Flag Football

Target Audience: Grades 6-8 CHAMPS Middle School Flag Football Coaches

Prerequisite: None

CTLE Hours: TBD

CHAMPS coaches learn how to teach developmentally appropriate flag football fundamentals to middle school students. The training covers basic soccer skills, rules and regulations. Attendees should wear appropriate attire for participation. Coaches are compensated at training rate for this session.

Registration by invitation only:

Sat. 10.04.18: Queens

CHAMPS Sports and Fitness Middle School Activity Series: Introduction to Volleyball

Target Audience: Grades 6-8 CHAMPS Middle School Developmental Volleyball Coaches

Prerequisite: None

CTLE Hours: TBD

CHAMPS coaches learn how to effectively structure and lead developmentally appropriate practice sessions for a middle school volleyball team. Topic areas include coaching principles, basic volleyball drills, on-court drills and activities, lead-up games, skill progressions, and rules and regulations. Participants should wear clothing that is appropriate for physical activity. Coaches are compensated at training rate for this session.

Registration by invitation only:

Sat. 10.20.18: Queens

CHAMPS Sports and Fitness Middle School Activity Series: Middle School Volleyball League Coaches' Workshop

Target Audience: Grades 6-8 CHAMPS Girls' Middle School Volleyball League coaches

Prerequisite: Teacher-coach must have an approved CHAMPS Volleyball League program

CTLE Hours: TBD

CHAMPS Volleyball League coaches learn how to effectively structure and lead practice sessions to prepare students for competitive league play. Topic areas include coaching principles, basic volleyball drills, on-court drills and activities, offensive and defensive strategies, skill progressions, and volleyball league rules and regulations. Participants should wear clothing that is appropriate for physical activity. Coaches are compensated at training rate for this session.

Registration by invitation only:

Sat. 01.12.19: Queens

CHAMPS Sports and Fitness Middle School Activity Series: Flag Rugby Fundamentals

Target Audience: Grades 6-8 CHAMPS Middle School Flag Rugby Coaches

Prerequisite: None

CTLE Hours: TBD

CHAMPS coaches learn rules and regulations, coaching strategies, and tips for teaching flag rugby fundamentals. This workshop includes an introduction to the history of flag rugby, review of the online curriculum, lead-up games, skills and drills, and game strategies. Participants should wear clothing that is appropriate for physical activity. Coaches are compensated at training rate for this session.

Registration by invitation only:

Sat. 01.12.19: Brooklyn

Sat. 03.30.19: Queens

CHAMPS Sports and Fitness Middle School Activity Series: Netball Fundamentals

Target Audience: Grades 6-8 CHAMPS Middle School Netball Coaches

Prerequisite: None

CTLE Hours: TBD

CHAMPS coaches learn rules and regulations, coaching strategies, and tips for teaching netball fundamentals. This workshop includes an introduction to the history of netball, review of the curriculum, lead-up games, skills and drills, and game strategies. Participants should wear clothing that is appropriate for physical activity. Coaches are compensated at training rate for this session.

Registration by invitation only:

Sat. 01.19.19: Queens

CHAMPS Sports and Fitness Middle School Activity Series: Introduction to Table Tennis

Target Audience: Grades 6-8 CHAMPS Middle School Table Tennis Coaches

Prerequisite: None

CTLE Hours: TBD

CHAMPS coaches learn how to effectively structure and lead practice sessions for a middle school table tennis program. Topic areas include coaching principles, basic drills to improve balance and hand-eye coordination, skill progressions, goal setting, teamwork, and rules and regulations. Participants should wear clothing that is appropriate for physical activity. Coaches are compensated at training rate for this session.

Registration by invitation only:

Sat. 01.19.19: Manhattan

Sat. 01.26.19: Manhattan

CHAMPS Sports and Fitness Middle School Activity Series: Jr. NBA 3v3 Developmental Basketball Training

Target Audience: Grades 6-8 CHAMPS Middle School Developmental Basketball Coaches

Prerequisite: None

CTLE Hours: TBD

To coach a CHAMPS Developmental Basketball program participate in a dynamic 3-on-3 basketball training provided by the Jr. NBA. During this workshop, coaches receive the basic coaching principles required to run successful basketball and 3-on-3 programs. All coaches attending are provided with the Jr. NBA curriculum and an overview of the 3-on-3 basketball developmental program. Participants should wear clothing that is appropriate for physical activity. Coaches are compensated at training rate for this session.

Registration by invitation only:

Sat. 03.23.19: Bronx

Sat. 03.30.19: Queens