Powerhitter LLC and SportsBallkids®
We specialize in sports-themed educational products, programs, and professional services for business leaders, educators, micro-schools, teams, and youth non-profit organizations.
Why Teach with Sports
When you connect learning to what kids do, need, want, and imagine…they understand advanced concepts, retain information, and are motivated.
For Schools/Educators: Develop Player Potential
- Rationale: Why Teach with Sports?
- Classroom Manager vs. Coach: Team Meetings/Messaging
- Ground Rules: Structure/Expectations
- Project-Based Learning: Digital Media/Research
- 7th Inning Stretch (Movement/Music/Song)
- Recap/Assess/Refresh for a New Game Day
- Supplements Your Program
- Comprehensive Curriculum
- Aligns with 60+ standards
- High Interest/Ready to use
- Promotes peer learning
- Helps Kids 'Catch Up'
- Addresses Learning Loss Skill Sets
For Businesses/Foundations: Expand
- Leadership Style – Manage vs. Coach
- Everybody Needs a Coach – Mentor/Model/Motivate/Message
- Why You Need… – A Venting Buddy, Coach, Mentor
- Tips From the Coach – Focused, Specific, Goal-Oriented
- You Can’t Play All Positions — Teammates Collaborate
- Ground Rules: Focus on Today, Take a Risk, Work Toward Your Personal Best, Be a Responsible Teammate
- G.O.A.T. – Identify your Greatest Talent & Say YES!
- Half Time/7th Inning Stretch – Movement Matters
For Micro schools /Homeschool parents: Engage Learners/Cover Standards
- Sports-themed student workbooks
- Math/Literacy content aligned to academic standards
- Ready-to-use, high-interest materials
- Standards’ Spreadsheets/Teacher’s Guide
- Instructional seminars and webinars available
- Products designed for student to use independently
- Digital downloads
For Professional Sports Teams/Athletes: Outreach
- Promote Youth Fan Development
- Host Educator Seminars
- Support Sports-Themed Literacy Materials for Students
- Leave a Learning Legacy
- Reach Kids Through their Teachers
- Sponsor SportsBallKids® Gear and Workbooks in the Community:Phoenix Children’s Hospital and UMOM Outreach
For Educator/Leaders: Personal Best
- Leadership: Manage vs. Coach
- Everybody Needs a Coach: Coaching Styles
- Why You Need a Venting Buddy, Coach, Mentor
- Tips From the Coach: Focused, Specific, Goal-Oriented
- Class Meetings: Mentor/Model/Motivate/Message
- You Can’t Play All Positions: Collaborate
I used your Powerhitter® Football for Superbowl for writing/literacy for my Tier Two Intervention class. Students loved that it was sports related. One asked, Miss H, do we get to read about sports today? and was so excited when I said yes. It was also eye-opening that they had never heard of idiomatic expressions like give me a ballpark figure or I’ll run interference for you. Will have to teach that!’
Ms. Horton6th grade ELA (English/Language Arts teacher)
Barb, kids arrived on Monday morning (post Superbowl Sunday) and shared terms they learned in the Powerhitter® Football program on Friday (Equipment Manager and Injury Report Centers). One girl reported that a player’s helmet came off during a play and that can cause a concussion. How’s that for transfer of knowledge?
Mrs. SernaExecutive Director, Title I, SUSD
Power Hitter® was the reason that attendance was near 98% for our 2nd-5th graders during our four-week, full-day summer program. Kids were so motivated to learn.
Dr. G. Superintendent, Phoenix Union High School DistrictFormer principal, J.B. Sutton Elementary
Dear Barbara, I’m happy to see someone else realize that the lessons we teach are not limited to the baseball field but geared towards something much bigger. I wish you continued success.
Pat MurphyCoach Milwaukee Brewers Arizona State University Baseball
Teachers could tell immediately which kids attended the Powerhitter® Summer Program. They were up to speed with math and continuously recalled their experiences at the Yankee Game, and with their coaches. Our kids realized that what they were learning, connected to real life. Higher test scores for our ELL students too! Our students (8-11) retained concepts, skills and confidence that persisted throughout the academic year.
Mrs. R. Taylor, PrincipalPort Chester, NY School District
Breaking Barriers was well received by teachers and students across Major League Baseball Cities. Your contribution was a valuable part of the lessons.
Educational Consultant and Author
Jackie Robinson: Breaking Barriers (in Sports, in Life), Scholastic Major League Baseball
Your attention to detail is evident. Materials are sequenced and age appropriate and encompass all learning styles. Powerhitter is fun and students crave fun! Teachers are happy because this system provides build-in management techniques along with prepped materials. Overall, this program is highly effective.
Kristine Kefer MooreGilbert Public Schools
My first graders were really engaged with the content because of the characters. Sports is an attention grabber. The graphing and measuring math worksheet was enrichment for them.
Ms. Gomez1st grade and resource teacher
Let's Touch Base
Research tells us that Motivation Drives Attention and Attention Drives Learning. Kids tell us, Powerhitter® is fun.
“Just because it’s fun, doesn’t mean it’s not intellectually rich.”
David C. Berliner, Ph. D, Regents’ Professor and Dean Emeritus, Mary Lou Fulton College of Education, Arizona State University.
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