Open to ANY AND ALL Students entering grades 9-12 in the fall of current year

Life Skills - Sessions


The Life Skills component of the “SMSB” Academy is critically important to Student-Athlete development.   Life Skills are the areas outside of the classroom and playing field that either enhance or derail the student-athletes development and progress in high school and college.  These sessions are led by the SMSB staff and other guest speakers along with college coaches.

Life Skills sessions include but are not limited to:

  • Personal Branding. Personal branding is essentially the ongoing process of establishing a prescribed image or impression in the mind of others about an individual, group or organization.

  • Social Media 101. Ten years ago, athletes built influence through local appearances, media interviews, endorsements and out-performing their competition. Interactions with sports fans were reserved for autograph sessions or the occasional dinner interruption. Social Media has changed everything. The good, bad and ugly about social media. 

  • STD Awareness. Providing teen health education awareness utilizing proven evidence-based comprehensive sexual health education that encourages abstinence and risk reduction behaviors Lesson Plans & Educational Material about STD Prevention and Treatment.

  • Alcohol & Drug Awareness. Designed to educate campers about substance abuse through an engaging presentation meant to challenge their behavior toward drugs and alcohol.