Tag Archives: Soccer

Doc Wayne Youth Take In New England Revolution Game

11 Jul

Balmy summer nights were made for soccer under the lights. And that’s exactly what Doc Wayne youth got on Wednesday evening as they took in their first professional soccer game, courtesy of the New England Revolution. Th2df4211a-3425-4bde-9c38-eee3bca632ece team was generous enough to donate a small section of tickets to Doc Wayne to give participating youth an extraordinary soccer experience. Youth from the Italian Home for Children and the Wayside Youth & Family Support Network travelled to Gillette Stadium and met up with Doc Wayne staff to watch the Revs take on New York City FC.

The game was low on goals but the boys and girls remained glued to the action even as the clock wound down. The group’s curiosity was evident, asking questions about each team’s colors, the meaning of a yellow card, and how much time the Revs had left to score. 

It was a magical night out for Doc Wayne youth. They deepened their soccer knowledge, spent time with mentors, and felt the excitement of attending a pro sporting event. Thank you to the New England Revolution for their generosity and look forward to partnering in the future.

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Olympic Day at Doc Wayne

15 Jun

On Friday, June 12th, Doc Wayne and the Joseph M. Tierney Learning Center (South Boston, MA) teamed up to engage local youth in a specially organized Olympic Day Celebration. Olympic Day, celebrated annually in image1June, is a celebration for youth and adults around the world to observe the Olympic values of Fair Play, Perseverance, Respect and Sportsmanship. It is also a day to celebrate the International Olympic Committee’s three Olympic Day pillars: Move, Learn and Discover.

Doc Wayne youth participated in a traditional “torch relay” during the opening ceremony before discussing olympic history. During “the games,” youth participated in both soccer and a home-run derby before closing with snacks and a great discussion about international competition.

One youth shared her dream of being “the next Gabrielle Douglas,” and others shared their interest in becoming Olympians in sports such as basketball, baseball and fencing! Additionally, youth and coaches engaged in a thoughtful discussion over how they would feel competing against athletes from all over the globe, notably; how would they express “good game” to someone who doesn’t speak their language? Youth and coaches also discussed the power of sport and sport’s ability to bring people together.

IMG_1262Finally, the celebration ended with the awarding of Olympic Day Certificates provided by the United States Olympic Committee.

About Doc Wayne:

Doc Wayne (www.docwayne.org) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit that connects with youth through sports, utilizing our sports-based therapeutic curriculum, do the good® (DtG). Our mission is to fuse sport and therapy to heal and strengthen youth.

Our program is inspired by the thought that, “sport has the power to change the world, the power to inspire, the power to unite people in a way that little else can. ”  –  Nelson Mandela

For more information on Doc Wayne please email info@docwayne.org or follow us on twitter @DocWayneDtG.

Doc Wayne Trains Coaches from SBYD and Treatment Settings

14 Sep

Doc Wayne hosted a Coach/Youth Worker do the good curriculum training on Friday, September 7th at the Susan Wayne Center of Excellence (Thompson, CT). For the first time, the training combined coaches and youth workers from multiple settings including:

  • Residential Treatment
  • Outreach and Tracking
  • Group Homes
  • Sport-Based Youth Development

In addition to being trained in Doc Wayne’s therapeutic life skills curriculum, do the good, the participants engaged in teambuilding exercises and networked during active training to learn strategies from each other’s work in the field and application of do the good.

Kristen Rasmussen Tarr, a former WNBA star and current Simmons College Women’s Basketball Head Coach, was on hand to share her playing and coaching experiences with the group.

Coaches returning to training, received sport psychology training from Doc Wayne GM Rebekah Conway Roulier, Ed.M. on visualization and relaxation techniques to use for themselves as well as their team. Roulier and Doc Wayne Executive Director David Cohen, both former college soccer players, ended the day with a soccer skills clinic to prepare the coaches for their upcoming season.

For information on upcoming trainings please email info@docwayne.org.

Video of coaches participating in teambuilding at training:

Doc Wayne Staff “Showing Up!”

23 May