Scott Ricardo’s
Consulting Services

  • Coaching/Football – Mindfulness, Strategies, Techniques, Offensive Line Tutoring
  • Athletic Director – Team & Community Motivation, Performance, Organization
  • At Hope Academic Classroom Survival Skills
  • Life Skills/Physical Education/Wellness
  • Fund Raising
  • We Believe in Youth Mentorship Programs – Helping At-Hope Youth Succeed

For more information on consulting services, please contact Scott Ricardo.

Coaching/Football

Mindfulness, Strategies, Techniques, Offensive Line Tutoring

Scott Ricardo

In the spring of 2015, Ricardo was hired to consult the Uppsala 86ers European American Pro Football League/Sweden Sports Federation
Reference: General Manager Martin Söderberg

Athletic Director

Team & Community Motivation, Performance, Organization

For two years, Ricardo worked as the athletic director for Port Townsend High School. He developed a theme called “TEAM Port Townsend”. Ricardo promoted that everyone in the close-knit community of Port Townsend should share in the common goal to help Port Townsend’s youth succeed by providing a first-class experience for all students. Athletic teams improved both on and off the field, attendance increased and the community donated over $60,000 to help improve the PTHS athletic program. The below article exemplifies Coach Ricardo’s passion and hard work ethic:

RICARDO RUMBLE IN PT
Editorial by Scott Wilson, Publisher
Port Townsend & Jefferson County Leader
Wednesday, September 19, 2007 (Page A-6)

If you’ve been to see football, volleyball or soccer at Port Townsend High School this season, you’ve heard it, seen it and felt it.  The crowds are bigger. The noise is louder. The energy is higher.

Call it the RICARDO RUMBLE!

Reference:
Rich Gastfield, Booster Club CFO

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Fund Raising

Reference:
Rich Gastfield, Booster Club CFO

Fund Raising - Scott Ricardo

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We Believe in Youth Mentorship Programs

Helping At-Hope Youth Succeed

At Humboldt State, he founded and directed the “We Believe in Youth” Mentorship Program for At-Risk Youth. The success of the program gained national attention and he was a featured guest speaker on the nationally televised Children’s Miracle Network Show and AFCA National Convention. He also was awarded the Humboldt County Community Service Award for his efforts with at-risk youth. The program started with five college student-athletes mentoring 20 local at-risk youth.  Within four years the program grew to twenty mentors serving over a hundred youth.

Article taken from Cal Poly, SLO Alumni Magazine, Fall 1998

We Believe in Youth Mentorship ProgramScott Ricardo (PE ’77) professes that his heart lies in two places. As a nine-year offensive coordinator for Humboldt State’s Lumberjacks, he declares, “Football is my life.” However, as the director of the university’s Youth Mentorship Program, Ricardo claims the mentorship program has his passion. “My vision is to help youth across the nation.”

Four years ago, Humboldt State University’s administrators asked Coach Ricardo to teach a new class. After kicking around a few ideas, he hit on the concept of working with at-risk youth. “I wanted a program that would provide opportunities for youngsters to believe that they are first-class citizens,” he says. “I’m tired of crime, violence against women, and athletes receiving a bad reputation.” So, Ricardo matched at-risk youth with street smart athletes to help reduce violence.

The mentorship program now trains more than 40 mentors – most of whom are university athletes from various men’s and women’s sports – and there is a waiting list to take the course. “It’s popular because student athletes want to give back to the community,” says Ricardo. All mentors are screened with background checks, fingerprints, and interviews. “Then I train them as a staff,” he says. “There are no tests.” Ricardo calls it “service learning” – learning how to be teachers with hands-on experience, not just lectures.

Ricardo’s program trains mentors to foster year-long relationships with local middle and high-school youth. In addition to annual special activities, like college tours and white-water rafting trips, mentors are required to spend time with their mentees at least once or twice a week on a variety of activities, such as learning to use computers, doing artwork, or participating in athletics.

“What’s exciting is the mentors are getting hooked on being positive role models, and most are showing interest in teaching,” he says. Ricardo is proud that organizations like the Humboldt County Office of Education and GRIP (Gang Risk Intervention Program) are lining up to hire graduating mentors. Ricardo earned a master’s degree in athletic administration from Washington State University while coaching football there. Previously he coached part time at UC Berkeley and before that student taught at Morro Bay High School. But, he says, he received his foundation in training while at Cal Poly. “I learned a lot from Dr. [Robert] Mott about how to give educational workshops,” Ricardo says

One of Ricardo’s goals is for an agency to adopt this program nationally. “I see the joy in children’s faces, and I know it works,” he says. In the meantime, Ricardo will continue to speak at national conferences, including the American Football Coaches Association and National Athletic Association Directors Convention, to educate people about programs like his, because, he repeats, “They just simply work.”

We Believe in Youth Mentorship Program

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