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#ProjectPlayKits 5 Dot Hockey Drill

Hone your hockey skills with the help from the pros of Hockeytown! The Detroit Red Wings Street Hockey in the D at Home program brings the fun of learning hockey into your home! Thank you to the Detroit Red Wings for contributing to this fun, at-home play kit! As always, please consider your own circumstances and use your best judgment. #ProjectPlayKits LEARN MORE
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#ProjectPlayKits Stickhandling Drill

Learn how to handle the puck with help from the Red Wings! The Detroit Red Wings Street Hockey in the D at Home program brings the fun of learning hockey into your home! Thank you to the Detroit Red Wings for contributing to this fun, at-home play kit! As always, please consider your own circumstances and use your best judgment. #ProjectPlayKits LEARN MORE
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#ProjectPlayKits Wrist Shot Hockey Drill

Learn how to snap off a proper wrist shot from the pros of Hockeytown! Thank you to the Detroit Red Wings for contributing to this fun, at-home play kit! As always, please consider your own circumstances and use your best judgment. #ProjectPlayKits LEARN MORE

Set Up to Smash

Get hitting with Coach Tim of the Detroit Tigers Training Camps! We hope these suggestions and instructions are useful to young athletes, their families, and their sports instructors. Thank you to the Detroit Tigers for contributing to this fun, at-home play kit! As always, please consider your own circumstances and use your best judgment. #ProjectPlayKits LEARN MORE

Throwing Fundamentals

Throw like the pros with Coach Tim of Detroit Tigers Training Camps! We hope these suggestions and instructions are useful to young athletes, their families, and their sports instructors. Thank you to the Detroit Tigers for contributing to this fun, at-home play kit! As always, please consider your own circumstances and use your best judgment. #ProjectPlayKits LEARN MORE

Infielder Zig Zag Drill

Field like a pro with the help of Coach Tim of the Detroit Tigers Baseball Camps! We hope these suggestions and instructions are useful to young athletes, their families, and their sports instructors. Thank you to the Detroit Tigers for contributing to this fun, at-home play kit! As always, please consider your own circumstances and use your best judgment. #ProjectPlayKits LEARN MORE

Babe Ruth Drill

Bat like Babe Ruth with the help of Coach Tim of the Detroit Tigers Baseball Camps! We hope these suggestions and instructions are useful to young athletes, their families, and their sports instructors. Thank you to the Detroit Tigers for contributing to this fun, at-home play kit! As always, please consider your own circumstances and use your best judgment. #ProjectPlayKits LEARN MORE
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Project Play Feedback Survey

Project Play Southeast Michigan would like to know more about your experience with us. Please leave us feedback by taking our quick survey. START SURVEY

Downtown Boxing Gym Workouts

Get moving with Coach Benji of Downtown Boxing Gym for a warm-up and group workout! We hope these suggestions and instructions are useful to young athletes, their families, and their sports instructors. Thank you to Downtown Boxing Gym for contributing to this fun, at-home play kit! As always, please consider your own circumstances and use your best judgment. #ProjectPlayKits LEARN MORE

Playworks: Up, Down, Stop, Go!

Get moving with Coach Michael of Playworks for a fun game of Up, Down, Stop, Go! We hope these suggestions and instructions are useful to young athletes, their families, and their sports instructors.

Thank you to Playworks for contributing to this fun, at-home play kit! As always, please consider your own circumstances and use your best judgment. #ProjectPlayKits

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Playworks Popcorn

Get moving with Coach Brando of Playworks for a fun game of Popcorn that can be played anywhere with just a ball! We hope these suggestions and instructions are useful to young athletes, their families, and their sports instructors. As always, please consider your own circumstances and use your best judgment. #ProjectPlayKits LEARN MORE

Dribbling Drills with the Pistons

Join Aaron Johnson of Pistons Academy for some at-home dribbling drills to get active! Thank you to the Detroit Pistons for contributing to this basketball play kit! For more practice drills and videos, visit www.pistonsacademy.com. As always, please consider your own circumstances and use your best judgment. #ProjectPlayKits LEARN MORE

Wall Sit Dribbling Drill

Join Bryan Bollin of Pistons Academy in a quick, at-home dribbling drill to get active! We hope these suggestions and instructions are useful to young athletes, their families, and their sports instructors. As always, please consider your own circumstances and use your best judgment. #ProjectPlayKits LEARN MORE

5 Simple At Home Football/Soccer Drills

Join Coach Javi for these at-home soccer drills and get moving! We hope these suggestions and instructions are useful to young athletes, their families, and their sports instructors. As always, please consider your own circumstances and use your best judgment. #ProjectPlayKits LEARN MORE

Individual Soccer Drills: Ball Mastery, Speed, Agility

Join Coach Javi for these at-home soccer drills and get moving! We hope these suggestions and instructions are useful to young athletes, their families, and their sports instructors. As always, please consider your own circumstances and use your best judgment. #ProjectPlayKits LEARN MORE
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Project Play Kit Feedback Survey

Project Play Southeast Michigan would like to know more about your experience with our #ProjectPlayKits. Please leave us feedback by taking our quick survey. START SURVEY
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Free Play

At Project Play SEMI, we encourage free play! Play is important not only for the social and emotional development of our children, but also in the promotion of lifelong sport participation. Project Play WNY developed the Free Play deck of cards to bring back some of the great street and backyard games of the 1970s and 1980s. Feel free to use these cards to encourage free play! LEARN MORE
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Playworks Play At Home Program

Play is more important than ever right now. That’s why Playworks, the leading national nonprofit leveraging the power of play to transform children’s social and emotional health, wants to share their expertise to help keep kids engaged during this time. LEARN MORE
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Parent Checklist

Trying to figure out what youth sports program is a good fit for your child can be confusing and frustrating at times. The following checklists provide 10 simple questions that you should ask based on your child’s age and activity level with sports.

Watch the video that’s most relevant for you and your child, view the checklists to assess your child’s sports experience and find resources you need to build an athlete for life.

- Kids Ages 0-5 Playing Sports
- Kids Ages 6-12 Playing Sports
- Kids Ages 6-12 Not Playing Sports LEARN MORE
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Good Sports

Is your child’s school team or youth sports program in need of equipment? Good Sports is a nonprofit organization that provides a wide range of new sporting equipment, footwear and apparel to youth organizations, local teams and schools based on true need. To learn more about Good Sports criteria for equipment donations, visit their website today. LEARN MORE
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How to Coach Kids

Whether you are new to coaching or someone who’s been at it for years, this FREE, 30-minute interactive online training course will help you to:

• coach kids so they love playing;
• plan a great practice;
• keep kids safe;
• use strategies to help kids learn;
• and work with parents and get the most out of game day

Co-created by Nike and the U.S. Olympic Committee, with the support of the Aspen Institute, How to Coach Kids also offers a complete resource center, with sport-specific tips and tools for coaching kids. TAKE A COURSE
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SportPort – Equipment Sharing for All

Access to new and different sports equipment can be a barrier for many children. That’s why Project Play: Southeast Michigan has partnered with a number of community organizations and local YMCAs to roll out SportPort – a new equipment sharing pilot program that will provide kids with free and accessible sports equipment. LEARN MORE
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The Healthy Sport Index

If you are a parent of a high school-aged child, the Healthy Sport Index can provide you with the best data and expert analysis to identify the benefits and risks of participating in the 10 most popular high school sports for boys and girls. Developed by the Aspen Institute, in partnership with medical experts and researchers, explore this web-based resource to help you and your child choose the most appropriate sports based on both the health benefits and athletic skill development you are seeking. LEARN MORE
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Active For Life

Activities for indoors and outdoors that help promote physical literacy. LEARN MORE
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Classroom Champions

Social and Emotional learning curriculum and mentorship programs to improve engagement and build growth mindsets. LEARN MORE
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Nick

Providing tools for children and parents to stay active, connect and entertained while staying home. LEARN MORE

Coaches

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Project Play Playbook

Drawing from insights from over 300 thought leaders, this report dives into eight strategies on how to help children through age 12 become active and stay active through sports. Learn more
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How to Coach Kids

Whether you are new to coaching or someone who’s been at it for years, this FREE, 30-minute interactive online training course will help you to:

• coach kids so they love playing;
• plan a great practice;
• keep kids safe;
• use strategies to help kids learn;
• and work with parents and get the most out of game day

Co-created by Nike and the U.S. Olympic Committee, with the support of the Aspen Institute, How to Coach Kids also offers a complete resource center, with sport-specific tips and tools for coaching kids. TAKE A COURSE
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Calls for Coaches

Coaching kids goes beyond simply winning games - it’s also critical to develop each athlete. As a coach, if you are able to focus on the social, emotional, cognitive and physical needs of the whole child, you can help youth athletes feel safe and supported, and foster important traits such as responsibility and perseverance, and guide them in building an emotional foundation for success. VIEW RESOURCE

Youth Sports Organizations

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Project Play Playbook

Drawing from insights from over 300 thought leaders, this report dives into eight strategies on how to help children through age 12 become active and stay active through sports. Learn more
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Good Sports

Is your child’s school team or youth sports program in need of equipment? Good Sports is a nonprofit organization that provides a wide range of new sporting equipment, footwear and apparel to youth organizations, local teams and schools based on true need. To learn more about Good Sports criteria for equipment donations, visit their website today. LEARN MORE
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Playworks

Playworks helps kids stay active while they build valuable social and emotional skills through play. Learn how you can create more opportunities for play in your youth programs or local school. LEARN MORE
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State of Play SEMI Report

To better understand the state of youth sports in our communities, the Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Foundation commissioned three regional studies by the Aspen Institute’s Sports and Society Program. Out of that research, Project Play was born. Read the report
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State of Play Video

The research that came out of State of Play was eye-opening. It gave us tremendous insight into how we can shift the state of youth sports in Western New York and Southeast Michigan and help shape the futures of our children and our communities. Watch the video: Watch the video