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WSC Celebrates the Conclusion of the PLAYS Season

WSC Celebrates the Conclusion of the PLAYS Season

Personal values such as goal setting, respect, and teamwork guide our behavior. They drive our committed action, which is a critical distinction between our motivation and achievement. Values-driven behavior is easier when conditions are favorable for our performance requirements. It is easy for players to practice more when they get rewarded with extra playing time

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Thankful for a Mission Made Possible by You

Thankful for a Mission Made Possible by You

As the World Sport Chicago staff celebrates Thanksgiving we pause to give thanks to the individuals, foundations, corporations, and organizations that have supported us and the work we do! During the past 11 months, World Sport Chicago has received generous support that is fueling our efforts and enabling us to impact lives and communities across

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Intern Perspectives: Danny Weiss (Community-Based Program Planning and Management)

Intern Perspectives: Danny Weiss (Community-Based Program Planning and Management)

It’s hard to believe that I’ve already been an intern with World Sport Chicago for over a month. Time has really flown. Every day I come into the office, and a wide range of challenges and tasks are thrown my way which keep me stimulated and driven. The three main programs I’ve been assigned to are

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PLAYS Program Sees Improvement in all Areas

PLAYS Program Sees Improvement in all Areas

After 10 weeks of soccer drills, character development exercises, after-school practices and 3 official games, the PLAYS students finished the school year strong both on and off the field.  For weeks, students worked with their coaches on soccer fundamentals, going through drills and running scrimmages.  For some of the students, the PLAYS program (Participate, Learn, Achieve

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The World’s Most Popular Sports

The World’s Most Popular Sports

One of our aims at World Sport Chicago has been to introduce non-traditional, global sports to the greater Chicago community, but what are the MOST popular sports in the world and why? Surprisingly, determining the world’s most popular sports is nearly impossible because “popular” is so difficult to define. “Popular” can be interpreted in an almost infinite number

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Youth Development Through PLAYS Program

Youth Development Through PLAYS Program

Participation in Olympic sports can lead to many positive things.  It can lead to personal achievements, college scholarships, or even an athletic career.  However, some of the most important things sports provide are often much simpler than record books or trophies. Olympic sports can influence an athlete’s character by improving his/her self-confidence, perseverance, motivation, etc. 

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How Sport can Help Your Child Succeed in the Future

How Sport can Help Your Child Succeed in the Future

Youth sports can play a big part in youth development. When we were children, our experiences and environment molded us into the adults we are today. The activities we engaged in, the people we came in contact with, and the ideals we became familiar with all played a huge part of our development. It is

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Special Athlete Ambassadors Visit WSC Schools

Special Athlete Ambassadors Visit WSC Schools

As kids work their way through life’s twists and turns, challenges and struggles, it’s important to have positive role models for them to look up to and see that there is a path to success regardless of the obstacles one may face. Our Athlete Ambassador program addresses this need, bringing Olympic, Paralympic and elite athletes

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P.L.A.Y.S. On!

P.L.A.Y.S. On!

Personal experience tells us that sports can help kids in many ways.  Whether they are involved in the local little league or compete at an elite level, sports teaches important life skills, provides new opportunities for engagement and helps kids build character.  This is something we all know, but research on the subject of youth

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New P.L.A.Y.S. Soccer Program Announced

New P.L.A.Y.S. Soccer Program Announced

One of the core values here at World Sport Chicago is collaboration. We couldn’t do what we do without the support and partnerships of many community organizations from around the city. Our latest initiative is no exception. WSC is teaming up with the Chicago Fire Soccer Club on the launch of the Chicago Fire Foundation P.L.A.Y.S. Program

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