Green Standards is an essential part of building the Green Team as your students will establish, define and communicate the standards of the Green traits so everyone is on the same page. The Green Standards will also serve as the reference point and grading criteria for all the Green Awards (Verifications, MVG & Green13).

  • Students will participate and help establish the Green Standards they want to see the team demonstrate
  • Students will be provided a reminder Green Standards Team Card to help reinforce the selected standards all semester/year long
  • The students will use the Green Standards as the grading tool for the Green Verifications, MVG awards, and Green13 (teachers vote) throughout the semester/year
"The biggest thing about Green Standards was it gave us a CLEAR understanding of how we needed to show up."
Varsity Quarterback – Maryland High School

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Green Standards

Help your team clearly define and communicate the standards of the Green (Money) traits so everyone is on the same page and to help each other effectively hold the standard

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Exercise Reminder Card

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Use these questions below to engage after you have taught the exercise.

  • Green Standards help us avoid _______?
  • Green Standards need to be clearly _______ by all team members.
  • In order to be Green and build Green, we must first ________?
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At Home

Coaches, use the below question, reflection, and action to engage parents, guardians, and other family members in the lessons learned in this exercise.

Suggestions on how to use: Email to parents the day you have taught this lesson, add it to the materials you send home, or text it to text message threads with your players.

  • Question: What are your class’s Green Standards this school year?
  • Reflection: What does each Green Standard mean to you?
  • Action: Share how you plan on living out each Green Standard at a high level.
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Teacher Reflection

Take a moment to reflect on the lesson and how you can lead by example to your students. 

Now that the class has chosen its Green Standards for the school year, how do you plan on helping students live them out? What can you do on a daily basis to help your students live out the standards at a 90% clip or above?