Huddle Up for Kids

You want sports to be a great experience for every child in your community. But you can’t do it alone. The Project Play Teamwork Toolkit, powered by ESPN and Under Armour, is here to coach you.

Use this BETA tool to bring the Aspen Institute’s best-in-class expertise to build a Sport for All, Play for Life community where you live


Our Teamwork Toolkit

This is a first-of-its-kind BETA resource for:

  • Sport leaders
  • Civic and school leaders
  • Non-profits
  • Anyone who wants to build healthy communities through sports

The toolkit distills the knowledge that the Aspen Institute’s Project Play staff and its partners have gleaned from landscaping the state of play for youth and mobilizing leaders in cities, counties and regions across the U.S. We’ll coach you through how to create your own community State of Play report and use that information to mobilize leaders – so every kid in your community has the opportunity to be active, healthy through sport.

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Landscape Our State Of Play

In sports, we keep score. And some numbers matter more than wins and losses: How many (and which) kids are playing. How many coaches are trained in key competencies. What does your community stand to gain if more kids have access to sport? In this module, learn where your community stands and create your own State of Play report. Then progress to the Mobilize Leaders module to learn how to set “personal records” in the community sports scoreboard that matters.

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Mobilize Leaders

Success requires not just a team, but a game plan. Project Play will coach you through building yours. In this module, take what you learned in Landscape the State of Play to the next level. Drawing on the methodology of Collective Impact, learn how to rally others to join you in building a Sport for All, Play for Life community.

Paid Benefits
Benefit Basic Community MVP (Available 2020)
Landscape the State of Play Five-Step Process
Mobilize Leaders Five-Step Process
Interactive Exercises with Charts
Library of Project Play Resources and Fact Sheets
Game Plan for One Strategy
Game Plan for Three Strategies
Editable Templates for Agendas, Timelines, MOUs
Digital Survey Builder
Project Play's Proven Metrics to Landscape the State of Play
Benefits Calculator

You Have Two Options

Using Project Play’s proven processes and evidence-based strategies, the Teamwork Toolkit is your digital home for building a Sport for All, Play for Life community. At the Community MVP level, available in early 2020, you’ll gain access to proprietary resources used by Aspen Institute experts when partnering with communities and industry leaders. Step up to the plate and Project Play will coach you every step of the way.

Ready to Get Every Kid in the Game?

So that every kid can be active, healthy, and benefit from the joy of sport.