NAIA Champions of Character
“The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) Champions of Character program is designed to instill an understanding of character values in sport and provide practical tools for student-athletes, coaches, and athletic administrators to use in modeling exemplary character traits. The NAIA developed the Champions of Character program in response to the growing problem of deteriorating standards of integrity in sports and society. At a time when all of sport has experienced increasingly inappropriate behavior by athletes, coaches, and fans, NAIA Champions of Character raises the standards for positive student-athlete development in athletics and academics. The NAIA Champions of Character program has established five core values that stretch well beyond the playing field. The NAIA identifies those core values as: integrity, respect, responsibility, sportsmanship and servant leadership. These character values help student-athletes and those associated with their development, make good choices in all aspects of their life and reflect the true spirit of competition. The NAIA urges every team to become strongly involved with its own Champions of Character program and the programs of its institution and conference, in fostering a positive atmosphere, an attitude of sportsmanship and a safe experience for all at its athletic events. But what exactly is Champions of Character? Champions of Character is the delivery of the five core values message that is then put into application whether you are a player, coach, fan, or official. Let’s get started…
INTEGRITY is the positive internal traits that guide behavior. If you have integrity on the inside you'll make good choices on the outside. It’s what you do when no one else is looking.
The golden rule - RESPECT is treating others the way you would want to be treated. You can't build a good relationship or good team without respect.
RESPONSIBILITY is the social force that binds me to the team. Remember you are part of many teams who are counting on you so it's important for you to do your duty to the team.
SPORTSMANSHIP is following the rules, spirit and etiquette of the competition or event. We can demonstrate good sportsmanship in many ways inside and outside of sports.
SERVANT-LEADERSHIP is serving the greater good. It is helping others and doing the best you can for your family, class, school or team.
Men's Soccer and Women's Basketball Volunteering at the Boston Social Fitness Festival
Women's Basketball at Making Strides Walk
Boston, MA- On September 15th, 2018 the Fisher College Athletic teams joined in on the fun and attended the 3rd annual Boston Social Fitness Festival. The day was a fun filled packed day that encouraged people of all ages within the community of Boston to move, cycle, play and dance together! Our student athletes joined together in Downtown Boston, to help with tabling, passing out t-shirts and participating in games and dancing! This opportunity meant a great deal to the Fisher College students because it was a great way for our students to give back and join in on some local community fun. The Boston Social Fitness Festival was initially created in partnership with the Mayor's Office to enhance bike travel and fitness within the city. What initially started over a decade ago as a cycling festival to promote the growth in use of bikes in the city is now in its third year as larger fitness festival to get those in the city and the commonwealth up and moving.
Fisher Student woke up bright and early on the 15th and volunteered their time to ensure that health and fitness was the activity of the day. “In addition to simply enjoying and participating in the various fitness events, our student-athletes had the opportunity to serve as role models to the younger children for a day by exemplifying the benefits of fitness and physical activity." - Jesse Ford (Women’s Basketball Head Coach) Fisher Athletes worked to check in participants and run some of the fun games and activities going on throughout the day. After a day of hard work, and a bit of dancing, our athletes are geared up for what next years festival will bring.
Speaker Series 9/25
Making Strides Walk for Breast Cancer
Fundraiser for the Lawrence Families affected by the Explosions
Aid Collection after Hurricane Maria with Roberto Clemente Foundation
Community Service at Saint Paulist Center
Dig Pink Volleyball
Cancer Awareness Games for Men's and Women's Soccer
Volunteering with the youth at the YMCA
Coaches Character Development
Recruiting Seminar @ BU