To develop awareness of the 21st Century educational and character building attributes of Tournament, Tournament Director will guide students in a session enabling them to understand, reflect, and share, with their peers, the importance of skills experienced, learned and exercised, and, how they can be directly applied to positive personal and social development within their careers & community, as follows:
DIVERGENT, CONVERGENT, CREATIVE, AND SYSTEMIC THINKING
Divergent, convergent, and creative thinking is important for healthy cognition, strong academics and success in facing the everyday challenges of life. Divergent thought is required to address the many variables for "winning" (various play fields, ball types, character attributes, performance adjustments, and random opponent dynamics) with no "one answer," where the player must employ spontaneous thinking in a free-flowing manner. Through game practice and play, convergent and creative thinking is developed as the player is required to understand, retain, and draw from a variety of source materials, with time constraints, and, whereupon, systemic thought is employed to solve both incremental and overall problems related to winning the game and tournament at large.
Character education, commonly referred to as "Life Skills," motivates and promotes self-responsibility, positive relationships and respect for others, and through the principles of social and emotional learning (SEL), helps students achieve their personal best in life. The tournament is team-based, challenging students to work collaboratively within an SEL focused Code of Conduct, involving the mastery of the divergent, convergent, creative, and systemic thought processes employed throughout the Pilot and National Tournament Programs wherein teams encounter students of diverse socio-economic and geographical backgrounds.
Enables learners to do more advanced activities and to engage in more advanced thinking and problem solving than they could without such help. To facilitate comprehensive results, the game provides interactive, step-by-step, instructions driven by an algorithm attenuated for all skill levels, and, wherein, associated developmental growth and advancement is achieved through the provision of strategic knowledge and direction.
Current and emerging tech sectors (including social media, apps, and interactive entertainment) represent in-demand 21st Century jobs, and, whereupon, the fundamentals of today's education must also produce individuals with a high-level of proficiency in the areas of art, music, storytelling, and programming - thus preparing students to obtain desired positions within current and future competitive job markets.
GATEWAY TO FUNDAMENTALS
The fun, exciting, and unique nature of the game elicits an emotional connection and trust in the product providing the ability to connect users to additional products centered on education fundamentals.
Sports programs teach healthy life habits, improve motor skills, help develop social skills and a love of the outdoors, and provide parent-child bonding opportunities. Tournament funds support sports programs ensuring the healthy development of a well rounded individual, and, the game features a variety of characters in real-world environments that commonly motivate participants to GO OUTSIDE AND PLAY!