"Mr. Robbins' is continuing his legacy of innovation and grass roots support that truly creates a difference. I am excited to be part of such a great program," added Gordon.
About SCI - www.sportsconflict.org
SCI supports competitive goals in athletics through understanding, preventing, and resolving destructive conflicts that occur both inside and outside the lines. SCI serves as a resource center and provides a range of services to help manage risk and optimize performance. Conflict is inevitable, but how we respond determines whether success follows or costs mount.
SCI supports organizational and individual goals through education, research, and service focusing on sports conflict. Closely connecting classroom learning to real world problems challenges the value of abstract theories and ensures their relevance in a rapidly changing world.
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About Mr. Robbins’ Neighborhood
Mr. Robbins’ Neighborhood (MRN) educates aspiring youth and collegiate athletes on educational careers and paths related to sports. MRN believes it is imperative to support young athletes in achieving their full athletic potential as players while also educating them on the reality that few achieve a career in professional athletics. MRN supports these young men by creating a bridge from their passion for athletics to interesting careers around the sports industry even if they never play a single game as a professional athlete.
Mr. Robbins’ Neighborhood, based in Pensacola, Florida, was created by, Retired NFL (National Football League) Player and Super Bowl Champion, Fred Robbins, a native of Pensacola, FL who enjoyed a long illustrious 12-year career as a Defensive Lineman for the Minnesota Vikings (4 seasons), NY Giants (6 seasons, Super Bowl Win) and the St. Louis Rams. While an athletic career such as Fred Robbins’ is certainly achievable for a privileged few, the harsh reality is 99.883% of high school athletes who participate in sports with major professional leagues, will have to find ways to make a living outside of sports. Even for those who do play professionally, athletic careers are often short-lived.A staggering 59% of high school football and basketball players believe they will get a college scholarship. An astonishing 98 out of 100 high school athletes never play collegiate sports of any kind at any level. Less than one out of every 100 high school athletes receive a scholarship of any kind to a Division I school. While Fred and his wife Tia are grateful for the opportunities they have had because of his career, they know how important education is to the future of any athlete. They are also aware that too many young athletes do not acknowledge the highly improbable odds of becoming a professional athlete and become dismissive of education and the value of exploring other careers related to sports. MRN educates, exposes, engages and empowers youth athletes to recognize and achieve their full potential both on and off the field.