At 1st Alliance, we are dedicated to the mindful development of the complete athlete.
This year, we have partnered with Symone Speech and Compass College Advisory to provide our girls with access to personal development resources that promote confidence, advocacy, and balance through the One Alliance Program.
What is the One Alliance Program?
The One Alliance program is a 6-session personal development course designed to help you learn to celebrate your individuality, nourish your natural abilities on and off the court and provide tools to manage the challenges that come with being a student athlete.
Female student athletes deal with constant stress and pressure in school, their sports and activities, and in their social lives. Personal development is the key to strengthening your confidence and self esteem in every area of your life.
Compass College Advisory and 1st Alliance wanted to provide a safe space to share your ideas, experiences, and opinions. Together through the One Alliance program, will encourage you to express yourself more fully, think critically about your behavior and choices, and communicate more effectively.
The One Alliance Program is now accepting new participants.
Only a few spots are available at one time.
How Does the One Alliance Program Work?
The One Alliance Program will consist of individual zoom meetings. There will also be an in person option for eligible applicants.
We know how busy you are. We not only want this program to be impactful but convenient as well.
The program will include a detailed personality assessment provided by Compass College Advisory, and will cover the following topics:
- Body Language and Attitude: The importance of body language, what positive and negative body language looks like, and why it is such a crucial part of the recruitment process.
- Stress and Burnout: Stress and burnout can manifest itself in many ways. The Alliance Huddle discusses the signs and symptoms of stress and what it feels like to face burnout and how to move forward. We will also brainstorm different ways to cope, and how they can help their teammates if they are having a hard time.
- Identity: Who are you besides a volleyball player? What are you personal goals and what kind of person do you want to embody on and off the court. What do you value?
- Self Care: This is a very busy time in your life. School, volleyball, and a social life are all very time consuming. In these sessions we will discuss what self care is, why it’s important and how to ensure that our girls are taking the steps to make sure they make time to take care of themselves.
Is the One Alliance Program Right For You?
Who Teaches the One Alliance Program?
The One Alliance Program is created and led by Symone Speech.
Symone is the Executive Director and a College Counselor for Compass College Advisory. She is also a Head 16’s Coach at 1st Alliance.
Symone graduated from Georgetown University with a degree in Psychology and Sociology and went on to play professional Volleyball in Italy and Germany for 3 years.
Her experience as a collegiate and a professional athlete has led her to Compass College Advisory. Compass College Advisory is an independent consulting firm that helps teens and their parents find their dream school without over paying. They have helped our families save more than 30 million in scholarships and 95% of our clients have been accepted to their top choice school.
Compass College Advisory and 1st Alliance joined forces for this program because both recognize the struggles that student athletes face.
"Put mental health first because if you don't, then you're not going to enjoy your sport and you're not going to succeed as much as you want to."
- Simone Biles
How do I sign up for the One Alliance Program?
You have the option to sign up for individual sessions, or the 6 sessions bundle.
Availability is limited to ensure each athlete gets adequate attention!