BEYOND THE HUDDLE focuses on the importance of respectfully listening to others and being able to compassionately share opinions both in real life and online. This program is FREE for schools and athletic organizations, and responds to the urgency of educating young people in being more self-aware and the impact of their words and actions. It propels individuals to be more socially responsible, both on and off the field through hands-on workshops that inspire empathy and a true understanding of living in a global world.
We will be known forever by the tracks we leave in other people’s lives, our kindnesses and generosity. Take the time to walk a mile in their moccasins.”
~ by Mary T. Lathrap
BEYOND THE HUDDLE was created by Leah Zenk and Anastasia Gavalas. Leah, a 2020 high school graduate, was at the top of her game as an honor student and sought-after lacrosse goalie college recruit. She was on her way to playing for a prestigious D1 college in the Midwest on multiple scholarships, when one post changed her entire life. She took full responsibility and began to dig deep into learning about her own beliefs and broaden her perspectives with Education Specialist, Anastasia Gavalas. Together, they developed BEYOND THE HUDDLE and travel around the country offering this timely and empowering program to students and young athletes.