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Sound Mind Sound Body Joins Forces with Fellowship of Christian Athletes and 3D Institute to Provide World Class Training to 1,000 Volunteer Youth Coaches 

July 10, 2023 – Sound Mind Sound Body (SMSB), a leading organization dedicated to the holistic development of youth athletes, is thrilled to announce a groundbreaking partnership with the Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) and 3D Institute. This collaboration aims to provide comprehensive development training to 1,000 volunteers, empowering them to have a more significant impact on and off the field. 

The training program, designed by SMSB in conjunction with FCA and 3D Institute, is a testament to the organizations’ shared commitment to fostering positive coach-player relationships, shaping a culture centered on capturing athletes’ hearts, and promoting holistic growth.  

Key components of the partnership include: 

1.         Weekly Coaching Strategies: Coaches will receive ongoing guidance and support through weekly coaching strategies that enhance their coaching techniques, helping them maximize their effectiveness in mentoring young athletes. 

2.         Volunteer Certification Training: The 3D Institute and FCA will provide a 2-hour training course for 1,000 volunteers. This training will include a presentation and a certification examination.  

3.         Prayer Team: A dedicated prayer team will be available to address the needs of coaches and players. This spiritual support system will offer encouragement, guidance, and prayers to assist coaches along their journey. 

4.         Volunteer Spotlight: We will recognize top volunteers who provide excellent leadership and mentoring to our youth. 

5.         Weekly Guide and Roadmap: Coaches will receive year-round access to the 3D institute coaching curriculum.  

Speaking about the collaboration, Curtis Blackwell, co-founder of Sound Mind Sound Body, stated, “We are excited to partner with Fellowship of Christian Athletes and 3D Institute to equip our coach volunteers with the necessary tools and strategies needed to make a lasting impact on the lives of our young athletes in metro Detroit.” 

This groundbreaking partnership between Sound Mind Sound Body, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, and 3D Institute represents a significant step forward in the development of youth athletes. Through this comprehensive training program, coaches will be empowered to create an environment that nurtures their athletes’ physical, mental, and spiritual well-being. 

About Sound Mind Sound Body Youth Association: Sound Mind Sound Body (SMSB) services over 5,000 students and has over 1,100 volunteers who spend approximately 300 hours annually giving back to Metro Detroit youth. The after-school college readiness program empowers athletes to achieve excellence on and off the field while fostering character, leadership, and overall well-being. 

About Fellowship of Christian Athletes: Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) is an international sports ministry organization that empowers and encourages athletes and coaches to influence their communities through the gospel of Jesus Christ. 

About 3D Institute: 3D Institute is an educational consulting firm specializing in developing leadership skills and enhancing organizational culture. 3D Institute empowers individuals and organizations to reach their full potential with a focus on the whole person. 

For media inquiries, please contact: 

Jalisa Bannerman 

Sound Mind Sound Body Youth League has over 1,100 volunteers who spend approximately 300 hours annually giving back to Metro Detroit youth. Sound Mind Sound Body’s after-school program is a unique curriculum that ensures students matriculate to post-secondary education by successfully prioritizing and balancing life skills, athleticism, and academics.

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