Coach Roz wrote Coaching for a Bigger Win a number of years ago – it was the beginning of the character development program being implemented in our after-school literacy programs.
This book is not about coaching. It’s about building character. That’s the bigger win.
Success in life starts on the playing field—where kids learn lessons that last a lifetime. The Playmakers summer sports camps change the lives of inner-city kids. Learn Coach Roz’s methods so you, too, can coach for that bigger win—at home and in school, as well as on the field. Whether you are a coach, a teacher, or a parent—build your team while building kids’ character. Coach Roz gives you 22 easy-to-follow rules….read more on Amazon here.
Greg Roeszler’s athletic career includes being a quarterback/punter at the University of Minnesota and San Diego State, as well as a camp quarterback with the Oakland Raiders in 1980. His passion for lost and forgotten kids led him to leave a successful career as a sales and management trainer so he could devote his life to working with at-risk kids. As Greg puts it, “I am a High School Football Coach, a Husband and Dad struggling to be the man I have been called to be.” Out of that calling, Playmakers Mentoring Foundation was born. Supported early on by a network of coaches and friends who shared his vision, Playmakers now reaches throughout the State of California, and is beginning to emerge on the national and international scene as well. You can learn more about this amazing outreach on their web site, www.ThePlaymakers.org. Greg, his wife, Linda, and their two daughters live in Sacramento, California.
We are celebrating the Sponsors who are support our after-school programs, and the Playmaker Stars who make our program shine. Tickets are available at the door, click here for dinner details.
Celebrity Guest Craig Penrose
Craig R. Penrose is a former professional American football quarterback. He spent five seasons in the National Football League with the Denver Broncos and the New York Jets and 2 seasons with the United States Football League’s Denver Gold.
Celebrity Jody Sears
Jody Sears became the 10th head football coach in Sacramento State history when he was named the head football coach on April 25, 2014. The elevation came just months after Sears was hired as the Hornets’ defensive coordinator in the spring of 2014.
Stanford Football Celebrity Harrison Phillips
Harrison splits his time off the field between Sacramento and Omaha, NE mentoring the youth in our after-school programs.
Playmaker Guillermo Barba
A volunteer at our Cordova Meadows after-school program, has won the Volunteer of the Year Award from Molina Health Care! We nominated him because he is the hardest working young man we know. Still in high school, he volunteers with us, and works with his folks at night. Guillermo will received his community service award at a special Molina Dinner on April 19. He is a valuable asset to our program, and a young man of great character, Congratulations Guillermo!
At the end of April, The Playmakers Organization will be hosting a Tri Tip Dinner at Divine Savior Church in Orangevale.
The festivities kick-off at 6:00pm. There will be stations where you can learn more about what our students are doing after-school four days a week, and you can meet the coaches who mentor them.
Also in attendance will be our sponsors, supporters and friends who together have helped us grow our After-School Literacy Program to 4 schools in the Sacramento area and a new location in Omaha, NE.
We have confirmed two featured speakers: Harrison Phillips and Jody Sears. Harrison Phillips is mentoring students in California when he is attending Stanford, and in Omaha on his school breaks. Jody Sears is the Sac State Hornets Head Coach, and he is supporting his team players who have chosen to work as a coach with our Lil’ Pups.
We are proud to announce our partnership with Playsmart in Omaha, Nebraska.
Playmakers and Playsmart are combining the best of both their programs into an opportunity for students to improve their reading skills and learn about honor, leadership and character. Playmaker Harrison Phillips is heading up this program in his hometown because he cares about his community. Thank you to Derek Leathers, John Manna and Harrison Phillips, we are proud to be on your team.
Three new after school program locations have begun this month!
Due to our generous sponsors, Playmakers has been able to expand our after school academics program. Students enrolled in The Playmakers program are accelerating their reading grade levels, and learning core values of character and leadership. If you would like to see our program in-person, we welcome you to visit one of our sites. Our coaches are happy to answer your questions and introduce our students.