We are a character academy coaching life principles.

Our Summer and School Year academies serve some of the toughest kids in the community — those who might be lost in the system, come from difficult circumstances or be a youth with special needs. We seek out these youth and help them find self-worth and team respect which often leads to many positive changes in their lives and the lives of their families.

We serve FUN while making a lasting impact our young Playmakers. Summer Character Academy signups are happening now.

The Playmakers Organization’s fundamental principles are centered around:

  • Academics
  • Family
  • Respect & Character
  • Serving the Community
  • Winning with Honor

Hear what kids have to say about The Playmakers.

Our program has three primary components: Character & Leadership, Academics, Fitness.

Program Coaches (typically a college student) assist the students to maintain and increase reading levels along with getting active out on the field making sure to include everyone. Boys and girls with academic and other challenges also learn about character — doing the right thing when no one is looking. Our goal is to foster self-esteem in young lives and build a pay-it-forward mentality with acts of kindness on the playground and volunteerism in the community.

Young Playmakers start by learning The Playmakers Creed.


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Will you help make a difference in the life of one child who is struggling academically, socially and financially?  There are multiple ways you can donate.


Playmaker Harrison Phillips, Stanford Defensive Tackle, talks a bit about our program. Learn about Harrison’s Playmakers.

The Playmakers Character and Leadership Academy serves schools in Woodland and Sacramento, CA.