2-4-1 TOP Self Sports

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2-4-1 TOP Self™ Sports is our comprehensive school-based physical literacy development program. Typically delivered on site before or after school, we use fields, gyms and blacktops as our classroom, and sports as our core curriculum. But, we intentionally weave in nutrition education and the skills of social emotional learning using our TOP Self™. 

TOP stands for Thinking on Purpose and has proven to be a “sticky” way for young people to recognize that they can not only identify how they are feeling, but more importantly, take themselves from how they are feeling to how they WANT to feel. It is self regulation taught practically and authentically.

Calling on the best practices of trauma informed, solution focused and cognitive behavioral approaches, as well as research on mindset and grit, individuals are offered “micro lessons and drills” seamlessly infused into our play-based programs.  Our research and evidence based approach shows that children in particular are more likely to put these practices into play in other areas of their life because of the duration and frequency in which they’re delivered.  By introducing them in short stints on a regular basis throughout the day(s), children are more likely to incorporate them as habits when the need for the skills truly come into play. For example, by practicing TOP Self at the start and end of a sport/movement activity when the child has a positive mindset, that same child will be more likely to use their TOP Self skills when confronted with a highly emotionalized situation that same day.  In the same way we give music lessons (let’s say piano) and expect the child to practice each day that week before the next lesson, the approach to TOP Self provides regular practice opportunities between each lesson. 

Tuition

We make every effort to run these programs at no cost to students and families.  The cost of the TOP Self Sports Programs are typically subsidized through funding from grants or donations. If you would like to contribute to help us offer more of this innovative model, please click HERE!

Sample Schedule

When brought to a school, we work with school administrators to decide which age group will be trained as PLPs (see PLP definition below) and which age groups will attend the program.  We also are flexible on days of the week, time of the day (before school, after school or recess) and length of the season (we typically offer 8-10 week sessions by seasnon (Fall, Winter, Spring)).

  • Example 1: (K-8 School)
    • Train grades 6-8 as PLPs
      • M/W – Grades 4/5 attend program before school with select PLPs
      • T/R – Grades 2/3 attend program after school with select PLPs
      • T/R – Grades 4/5 attend program after school with select PLPs
      • Fridays are almost always designated as Free Play Fridays in all of our programs (can be offered before and/or after school depending on staffing and is an opportunity for PLPs to be rewarded for thier work throughout the week.
  • Example 2: (K-5 School)
    • Train grades 4/5 as PLPs
      • M/W – Designated group of Grades 1-3  attend program before school with select PLPs
      • T/R – Different group of Grades 1-3  attend program before school with select PLPs
      • Friday – Free Play Friday
  • Example 3: (7-12 School)
    • Train grades 10/11 as PLPs
      • T/R – Grades 6/7 attend program before school with select PLPs
      • Friday – Free Play Friday

As you see, the model lends itself to flexibility in time, space and age.  Because we are using the PLP model, you typcially never need more than two adults to assist with delivery of the program.

Junior 2-4-1

Physical Literacy Pals (PLPS)

One of the things that makes the 2-4-1 TOP Self™ Sports program truly innovative are our Physical Literacy Pals (PLPs).  

PLPs are selected and invited by school staff and administrators to be trained in our TOP Self approach and taught coaching skills.  We intentionally build in leadership development and job readiness, as each PLP goes through an application, interview and evaluation process.

The model also benefits schools in efforts to increase attendance, positive behaviors and academic performance while decreasing incidences of bullying and poor self-regulation.

2-4-1 TOP Self Sports Staff

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Minimum 10% administrative fee for any cancellations/week changes

60 days or less before Camp start - 75% refund
30 days or less before Camp start - 25% refund
No refunds available within one day of camp or when camp begins.

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