Bring It In - Israel Winter Fellowship 2010


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Bring It In - Israel Winter Fellowship 2010

  1. 1. 2010 Winter Fellowship<br />
  2. 2. Coach, Role Model, Hero<br />Sports is a valuable tool to reach children where there at. Bring It In – Israel recruits and trains young Jewish athletes and coaches, teaching them how to use sports to connect children to Israel and share their personal Israel experience. <br />The Bring It In - Israel Fellowship combines formal training in sports based youth development and Israel education, with hands on in the field training running sports education days for Israeli youth from around Israel.<br />“I have had many coaches that <br /> helped shape who I am today.”<br /> BII Fellow 10’ Judah Batist<br /><br />
  3. 3. Selection Criteria<br /> The Bring It In - Israel Fellowship was open to young Jews from North America on Long Term Israel programs. <br /> Fellows were selected based on their involvement as leaders in the Jewish community, and on their achievements as athletes and youth coaches. <br /> 16 Fellows applied and 8 were selected.<br />“When I first heard about this program, my ears immediately perked up. Not only am I an athlete happiest when I am playing sports, but I also feel a very strong connection to Israel. “<br /> BII Fellow 10’ Adina Weinberg<br /><br />
  4. 4. The Bring It In – Israel 2010 Winter Fellowship was composed of 4 American and 4 Canadian Fellows from 5 different Long Term Israel Programs: Aardvark Israel, Career Israel, Real Life Israel, Pardes, and Young Judaea Year Course. To learn about our fellows click here.<br />BII 10’Fellows have: Captained Sports Teams, Country Maccabiah Representatives, Youth Group Leaders, H.S. Male Athletes of Year<br /><br />
  5. 5. Overview of Program<br />The Winter Fellowship Composed Of:<br />5 Professional Development Sessions <br />13 In The Field Youth Sports Days<br />BII Fellow 10’ Gabi Remz concluded his first blog post about the in field training in Jaffa, “The end of a very successful clinic early on in the winter fellowship has left the coaches very excited for the experiences to come.” Check out Gabi’s blog post here. <br /><br />
  6. 6. Orientation<br />Professional Development Session 1<br />Fellows participated in the Bring It In – Israel orientation session at the Tel Aviv SporTech where they learned drills, games, and the philosophy of Israel Sports education.<br /><br />
  7. 7. Wingate Institute Basketball Professor<br />Professional Development Session 2<br />Vito Gilic - Lectures at Tel Aviv University<br /> and The Wingate Institute <br />Fellows participated in practice<br /> run in Hebrew and English.<br />Drills incorporated teamwork, <br /> skill development, and creative thought.<br /> Q & A Covering: Coaching in Israel, discipline, and how to emphasize winning in a positive way.<br />According to BII Fellow 10’ Meagan Newman “Vito showed us unique ways to educate youth through basketball but made sure we recognized that it could be transferrable to other coaching situations and sports. “ Check out her blog post here.<br /><br />
  8. 8. Professional Development Session 3<br />New York Knicks: Event Management<br />Danny Ourian - New York Knicks<br />Community Relations Clinic and Event Staff<br />Coach Ourian Sound Bites<br />“Be a people person. Everyone you meet can be <br /> helpful to you.”<br />“Engage individuals even when you are <br /> engaging the whole group, make eye contact”<br />“Be genuinely excited about what you are <br /> doing. Kids can read it and feed off it <br /> accordingly.”<br />“Dress and act as a professional coach, there will be eyes on you, both children and adults.”<br /><br />
  9. 9. Professional Development Session 4<br />How To Tell Their Story<br /> David Kramer - Founder of The NU Campaign<br />Kramer spoke to the Fellows about the power of a story.<br />Fellows learned about The NU Campaign and the causes on the shirts with the story of the cause inside.<br />Kramer encouraged Fellows to find and hone<br /> their own personal stories from their experience<br /> during the Bring It In – Israel Fellowship.<br />Catch BII 10’ Fellow Sam Forman on The Nu Campaigns music <br />video with DJ SHI360 raising awareness for the Carmel Fire<br />here (@2:29 Mark)<br /><br />
  10. 10. Youth Development<br />Professional Development Session 5<br />Tomer Rubin - Israeli Youth Basketball Coach<br />Lead the fellows through the activities that make up a practice.<br />Fellows learned fun and engaging drills that keep children moving while honing their fundamental skills.<br />Coach Rubin taught fellows how to adapt basketball drills to other sports.<br />Positive coaching:<br />How to communicate with children; Problems to look out for during drills. <br /><br />
  11. 11. In The Field<br />Through in the field training Fellows gained<br />the opportunity to put what they learned to practice. Fellows coached over 360 Israeli children from different backgrounds, connecting with Israeli children from all over the country. <br /> Sports education days focused on teaching listening, communication, teamwork, and English.<br />To learn more about our in field trainings please visit our blog.<br /><br />
  12. 12. Leading the Way<br /> In field training days gave Fellows the opportunity to: <br />Master the Bring It In – Israel activities that make up the curriculum.<br />Hone Hebrew sports vocabulary in the field.<br />Work as coaching teams, dividing responsibilities, and working off each other’s strengths.<br />According to Fellow Judah Batist, “The day Jacob and I lead the sports education programat Henessuee School was my best day in Israel.” Check out the blog post here.<br /><br />
  13. 13. Working with Professional Israeli Basketball Teams<br />Two Fellows intern with Hapoel Jerusalem and BneiHasharon Israeli Men’s Professional Basketball teams.<br />Fellows ran community outreach educational sports days with players from Barak Netanya Israeli Men’s Professional Team.<br /><br />
  14. 14. Bring It In – Israel Team<br />Bring It In – Israel is committed to: <br /> Provide past Fellows ongoing online professional development through materials posted to the Fellow Intranet.<br /> Assist Fellows to organize their initial Israel sports education days.<br /> Market Fellows as Israel Sports educators. <br />Create a global network of Israel Sports Educators<br />Fellows have committed to running Israel Sports Education activities in their communities at Hebrew schools, youth group, and summer camp.<br /><br />
  15. 15. Play It ForwardFellows will run Israel Sports Education Days in their communities<br />“I am excited totake the skills from the<br /> Bring It In – Israel Fellowship and apply them to <br />various activities at my Summer Camp.”<br /> Judah Batist: Camp Ramah Canada<br />"I learned a great deal from the fellowship about teaching sports to kids and incorporating Israel and Jewish elements into the activities.  I will definitely use  the games, drills, and coaching techniques that I picked up through BII at camp this summer and even beyond."<br />Sam Forman, Camp Yavneh<br />Bring It In – Israel Fellows will be returning to Boston, <br />Chicago, St. Louis, Toronto, and Washington, DC. <br /><br />
  16. 16. The Bring It In – Israel 2010 Winter Fellowship is made possible in collaboration with the TheiCenter, an organization dedicated to igniting passion for and commitment to Israel in young Jews and making Israel a stronger and more integrated component of Jewish education. More information on the iCenter may be found at<br /><br />