Arizona's Children Coalition provides distressed youth the opportunity to participate in the sport of their choosing by covering the cost of Registration, Equipment, and Tournaments.
Give the Gift of Sport!
Our mission is to provide educational, social and healing opportunities for Arizona's distressed youth through sports and recreational activities that provide discipline, exercise, and self-discovery.
Benefits of Sport:
Sport activities create an environment that lays the foundation for self-improvement. Confidence, character and community are results from participating in sports. They are also the building blocks for the success in life.
Gaining a new found sense of confidence, engaging in mental and physical exercise and the process of self-discovery reduce anxiety. A reduction or elimination of anxiety leads to less anger and frustration.
Mental & Physical Exercise
Sports offer unrivaled opportunity to train the mind and body. The body and mind are the only machines that get better with more use. Exercise is the best solution for depression and obesity.
"Knowing yourself is the beginning of all wisdom" Self discovery is learnt best by pushing boundaries. Sports provide many opportunities to push self imposed boundaries and learn about what you are capable of.
Focus & Determination
Success in any form cannot be achieved with out Focus & Determination. Whether its winning one game or the state championship, kids will discovery these attributes are required to achieve any goal in life.
"Discipline is the bridge between goals and accomplishment" Coaches demonstrate the quality of this attribute to their teams and students. Self discipline is a cornerstone to success.
What are ACE's
Adverse Childhood Experiences or ACE's are prolonged traumatic life events that occur during early childhood development. These traumatic experiences create developmental "scars" that are expressed during early childhood through adolescence and have been linked to health issues much later in life.
Distress kills learning, when chronic anxiety or anger intrude on a childs life, less capacity is available in working memory to process learning. Once the Body, Mind, Brain connection is restored learning can begin to take place.
How Do Sports Heal ACE's?
Give the Gift of Sport
Studies have shown for every $1 spent on a distressed childs well being there is a 7 fold return to society through out their lifetime; Increased earning potential = more tax dollars, less reliance on government assistance and reduction of incarceration rates.
Give the gift of sport and change a kids life forever!