Role of the Foundation

  1. Provide personal and professional development opportunities for high school coaches and athletic directors.
  2. Provide leadership development opportunities for student-athletes.
  3. Encourage and reward community service performed by IHSAA student-athletes and coaches.
  4. Support Unified Sports programs for aspiring high school athletes with developmental/intellectual disabilities.
  5. Provide grants to member-schools for initiatives designed to enrich the experience of potential and current student-athletes.
  6. Support deserving student-athletes in their pursuit of post-secondary education opportunities.
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Programs

InsideOut

Consistent with the first tenet of the Role of the IHSAA Foundation, the purpose of the InsideOut Program is to transform the “win-at-all-costs” sports culture into an opportunity to teach life lessons that will benefit students for the rest of their lives.

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Habitudes for Athletes

Consistent with the second tenet of the Role of the IHSAA Foundation, Habitudes for Athletes is designed to help develop character and leadership skills among student-athletes beyond what participating in high school sports already provides.

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Champions Together

Consistent with the fourth tenet of the Role of the IHSAA Foundation, Champions Together is a collaborative partnership between the IHSAA and Special Olympics Indiana that promotes servant leadership among student-athletes while providing athletic opportunities for high school students with intellectual disabilities.

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