Aside from family, who were the adults from your childhood who had a big influence on you? Coaches, teachers, the staff at your afterschool program?
As a coach, you have a huge influence on your athletes—especially if you work with youth.
Cal Ripken, Sr. understood that. It was evident in the way he coached his teams, and in the way he raised his children. “The Ripken Way” came out of Cal, Sr.’s determination to ensure the athletes he coached excelled first as teammates, and second as athletes. He knew that the lessons he taught on the field would extend far beyond the foul lines.
And we know that you are here because you want the best for your kids and your players.
That’s why the Cal Ripken, Sr. Foundation is excited to unveil our newest program, Uncommon Athlete, which will be implemented in over 2,000 schools nationwide. We have partnered with Rachel's Challenge (headquartered in Colorado) to bring you a special three-day event: Uncommon Coaches Clinic. The event includes an optional Golf Tournament, a reception, an introduction to our new program as well as keynote speeches from Bill Ripken, Joe Erhmann, and former University of Tennessee Football Coach, Phillip Fulmer, just to name a few.
The Cal Ripken, Sr. Foundation and Rachel's Challenge have come together to create the Uncommon Athlete program because we both believe that coaches hold a unique position in the lives of our nation's youth. Over 300 notable professional and amateur athletes and coaches will be in attendance to share with you the Uncommon Coaches in their own lives. Learn how they taught humor, courage, and respect along with athletic skills.
Be an Uncommon Coach building Uncommon Athletes: Join us in Castle Rock, Colorado, on July 17 - July 19.
We look forward to seeing you!