What is Goodwin Davis?
Think select team training, except the sport is life.
Select sports programs have perfected the formula for creating elite performers. What would happen if we used that model to help kids develop personal and professional life skills?
This is our attempt to find out.
Structure of Sports Training
Practicing Real World Skills
The Program Framework
Goodwin Davis offers multi-week training programs called “Sessions”. The topics of each session are customized for the team registered to train.
Teams generally consist of 6-10 players. Eligible players are kids between the ages of 10-18, who have been selected by Program Directors as a candidate for a team.
Teams will meet at least once per week in a designated location. Typically, it’s a meeting room in a local business or chamber of commerce. One or two Goodwin Davis facilitators lead each team practice. These are highly interactive events and require engagement and participation from each player.
At the end of practice, teams will create relevant challenges for each player to complete for the remainder of the week. Players will keep notes of what they’ve experienced and report back to the team throughout the week and at the next practice.
At the end of the session, the team will make a custom presentation for their parents and the community. Goodwin Davis will help players record their accomplishments and store them in an online portfolio. Facilitators, players, and parents will share their feedback on the newly completed session, and the next session will be scheduled.
Facilitators Lead Practice
Multi-Week Training Schedule
Two-Way Evaluation and Feedback
Emulating the success of the best sports programs, Goodwin Davis offers a structured approach to its training regimen.
One day in advance, players will watch a video that introduces the topic and key concepts for the next practice.
The team will meet for 90 minutes at a designated practice facility and get hands on with the topic of the day.
Small Daily Challenges
Players will individually complete small daily challenges relevant to the topics they’ve been exploring in practice.
Players will keep journals to record their progress. They’ll share and discuss the results with their team.
PILOT SESSIONSCore Fundamentals Preview Practices 2017
The next session begins in June and focuses on the core of talent development.
Built to Lead
Leadership Training (with David Deck, BTL Owner)
Mental Approach to Excel
Rapid Learning Techniques
Efficiently Develop Skills
Listening & Adapting Exercises
Three Mystery Options