EsTeam: Establishing Self-aware, Thoughtful, Emotionally Mature, Authentic Team Members

Program Description:

Youth sports programs provide an opportunity for participants to build social-emotional skills such as teamwork, leadership, and communication. EsTeam provides strategies and activities that youth sports coaches and educators can use to easily incorporate social, emotional, and relational skill development.

Over the course of two days, participants will be introduced to the Teaching Personal and Social Responsibility model, identify learning goals for their own program, and leave with a plan to implement new activities with program participants.

Participants will participate in interactive presentations as well as designing activities and tools they can bring into their teaching/coaching practice. They will also have access to readings and videos where key concepts are introduced or reviewed.

Please note that this course is being taught in-person!

Program Fee: $100

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July 11-12, 2022 (Monday & Tuesday), 9AM-4PM
Saint James Catholic School
1204 St. James Court
Madison, Wisconsin

Day One| 9:00-12:00, 1:00-4:00

  • Program Overview
  • Establishing the Environment
  • Planning for EsTeam

Day Two| 9:00-12:00, 1:00-4:00

  • Instruction
  • Managing Behaviors
  • Assessing Progress
  • Creating your Framework

Course Goals

The goal of this course is to provide a transformative learning experience for youth sports coaches with the skills to successfully create and manage effective communities/teams of individuals through training on leadership qualities.

By the end of this course, attendees will be able to:

  • Build a supportive community on youth sports teams.
  • Witness greater player satisfaction and engagement.
  • Incorporate social-emotional learning into the activities you are already leading.
PETE Class


Cindy Kuhrasch

Cindy Kuhrasch, MSS

PE Teacher Education Program Coordinator | Distinguished Faculty Associate

In her current position, Cindy teaches methods, assessment, curriculum, class management, and technology coursework as well as supervising the placement and evaluation of the student teachers.  Recently Cindy has also created a partnership with St. James school where she served as the elementary Physical Education teacher.  In this position, Cindy brought her University students to St. James to observe and practice their teaching skills in a real-life setting.