WHO WE ARE
The Playmakers Organization promotes social inclusion and kindness–like the act of paying it forward–with year-round programs and activities for our “Playmaker Pups,” giving kids with developmental differences and special needs the opportunity to play sports, be on unified teams with other at risk youths, and share experiences they would not likely have otherwise.
We coach kids to celebrate others’ successes, that it’s okay to fail and get back up. We help them find courage, make new friends, be part of a team, increase their physical fitness, feel the joy and spirit of healthy competition, and so much more. We want all kids to learn, to practice, and to know that regardless of your different abilities, you can always find a way to help others.
And that’s what being a Playmaker is all about.
Welcome from Coach Roz!
Through our new book, Beyond Coaching, we have the potential to make a real and positive change in the community. This is one of our key areas of focus here at The Playmakers, and a source of much success for our Non-Profit Organization.
COVID Playmaker Challenge
Doing What’s Needed
Most of our efforts pertaining to this program involve studying new approaches and developing innovative ways to implement them. With COVID-19 postponing our programs, we did an at home program where Playmakers did chores around the house to help feed our front line workers.
Coaching Character Podcast
Tackling the Issue
With hosts Coach Roz and Phil Darke. Where we coach coaches, to coach character.
Make Your Mark
Make a Donation
Want to join our efforts but not sure where to start? Make a Donation and take advantage of this incredible opportunity to lend your support. It’s a great way to contribute to our cause, and every little bit counts towards paving the path for a better tomorrow.
Children's Board of Directors
Our first ever Playmaker children's board.
With guidance, these children will learn how an organization runs and how to plan events. This is another way to help teach leadership skills to pave the way for their future.
Camps Currently Postponed Due to COVID-19
- Omaha CampTime is TBDMillard West High SchoolTime is TBDMillard West High School, 5710 S 176th Ave, Omaha, NE 68135, USAOur goal is to positively shape and empower young lives. Young people need mentors to look up to and who can make a lasting impact on their lives. Harrison Phillips and his team of volunteers, sponsors, and community partners are dedicated to achieving this goal.
- Sacramento CampTime is TBDLocation is TBD
Click on the City Closest to YOU!
The Playmakers is in the business of changing and shaping lives. Our generous donors and sponsors allow us to continue our commitment to helping at -risk and special needs youth. We make sure our partners are empowered by creating opportunities for individuals and communities.
We seek out these youth so we can help them find self-worth and respect for others and their community. We serve FUN! Young people need mentors to look up to and who can make a lasting impact our young Playmakers. During our camps, NFL mentors and High School Volunteers team together and participate side-by-side with the kids.
Click on our locations (so far) to see our past activities as well as a glimpse into our future dates.
The Playmakers Creed
I AM A PLAYMAKER
I am a Playmaker. I have been blessed with coaches who care about me, pour into me, coach me hard, and love me. Someday I may be a Mom or Dad. I will be prepared to finish the job and pay-it-forward. That is what a Playmaker does, and I am a Playmaker. I will not tolerate bullying, speaking negatively about someone, or being unkind. Team means family.
I am a vicarious learner, a reader, and I value education for my future. I will give my best effort in the classroom and you will see me graduate because I value education. I understand that values are “things that are important to me.”
I am being built to serve others. It is my job to serve others in our community and make it better for others. I am built for others. I am cared for and am learning to care for others. That is part of my job. Caring for others is what makes our community better.
WINNING WITH HONOR
I am a Warrior/Poet, humble but confident. I am strong yet kind. That is what a Warrior/Poet is. I am beautiful. God is proud of me, crafted me perfectly, and is not done with me.
My coaches have invested in me and I will pay-it-forward to others. I am a Playmaker – standing tall, serving others, winning with honor, loving family and exceling in academics.