T1 Champion Program

Design to foster total growth and development of student-athletes

Team First has partnered with the Vincent Valentine Sports Academy to bring weekly classroom sessions to all Vincent Valentine Sports Academy student-athletes. During weekly classroom sessions student-athletes will be taught how to balance academic success, athletic competition, and personal growth along with student life. The T1 Champion Program represents the comprehensive commitment by Team First to foster the total growth and development of student-athletes.
The mission of the T1 Champion Program is to promote student-athletes’ ownership of their academic, athletic, career, family ​and community responsibilities. The T1 Champion Program is designed to focus on the comprehensive development of the student-athlete and to prepare student-athletes for the challenges of life beyond the playing field.​

The Five T1 Champion Program Commitments:

A Commitment to Academic Excellence– Provide services to support and enhance the academic success of the student-athlete.

A Commitment to Athletic Excellence-The fundamental principles of this program will be based on a commitment to sportsmanship, equity, fair play, and integrity.

A Commitment to Personal Development-Provide the student-athlete with opportunities to focus on personal growth issues such as clarifying values, setting goals, and learning fiscal responsibility.

A Commitment to Career Development-The program acquaints student-athletes with the college and career search process.  The T1 Champion Program works towards the development of the total person, the ultimate goal is to develop individuals who will have rewarding careers and productive lives.

A Commitment to Community Service-It is our desire for our student-athletes to give back to their community. Our student-athletes will be given opportunities to develop the foundation for a lifelong commitment to volunteerism.