Support the Solt Evans LEAP Program

Lead by Sport Psychology Program team members, The LEAP Program works to help youth from underserved populations. By empowering participants to recognize their potential they begin to understand how to reach it and make sound, thoughtful decisions along the way. 

Solt Evans LEAP Program Fund

The LEAP Program is a bridge to the future

Using sport as a catalyst, the youth participants begin to apply these new skills both on and off the field.  Through the LEAP Program, youth learn sport psychology techniques and team building in a supportive environment of positive reinforcement. Rather than focusing simply on sports, youth learn to use sport psychology to improve their life skills and develop respect for themselves and others.

Through the LEAP Program youth participants gain new life skills: 

  • Improve personal decision making
  • Recognize choices have consequences
  • Promote personal responsibility and accountability
  • Improve self-confidence
  • Learn stress management skills
  • Enhance problem solving and teamwork skills
  • Develop the discipline needed to be successful in sports, school and life

Help sustain LEAP's presence and involvement in the community

Through the generosity of your support, funding is provided for all of The LEAP Program’s camps.

Student Athletes on High School Sport Teams
The LEAP Program works with underserved high school student athletes who learn about setting goals, positive self-talk, energy management, peak performance, motivation and team-building.

Challenge Camp
The LEAP Challenge Camp is held at Orin Allen Youth Rehabilitation Facility (OAYRF) in Byron. This camp has been in place since 1991. OAYRF is an unlocked facility for boys ten to eighteen years of age who have been incarcerated for engaging in criminal behaviors. The LEAP Challenge Camp teaches mental training skills that can be applied as life skills, enabling participants to make better choices and decisions and to become productive members of our community. The week culminates with a visit to a ropes course where the boys apply the skills they have learned.

Sport Specific Camp
The LEAP Sport Specific Camps include sites such as the First Base Foundation (2011) and the non-profit Mustang Soccer Club (2012-13). Youth participants in these camps learn performance enhancement techniques such as positive self-talk, goal setting, relaxation, and team building.