Ole Miss Rebel Ready/CHAMPS Life Skills Program
908 All-American Drive | University, MS 38677 | (662) 915-5775
Monday-Friday 8 a.m. - 5 p.m., or by appointment
The mission of our Rebel Ready Program is to challenge our student-athletes to be lifelong learners while pursuing continuous improvement academically, relationally, socially, personally, and professionally during and beyond their careers as student-athletes.
The Champs Life Skills Department at the University of Mississippi (Ole Miss) is the hub for a wide range of Ole Miss Athletics sponsored programs designed to meet the needs of student-athletes and their families. Since its inception in 1991 by the NCAA, the Champs Life Skills Program has helped provide student-athletes across the country with helpful resources to be successful on and off the playing field. At Ole Miss, our Champs Life Skills (Rebel Ready) Program is divided to into six areas:
Student-Athlete Assistance Services
Student-Athlete Assistance Services
Programs have been created for student-athletes to develop and cultivate life skills in order to maximize personal and professional opportunities and minimize detrimental behaviors. Through lectures, videos, discussion groups, panels, forums, guest speakers, and current /former student-athlete player testimonies, student-athletes will have the opportunity to learn to make sound decisions about their future on and off the playing field.
The Career Development Program has been established to provide opportunities for current student-athletes to gain exposure and experience in a variety of industries that may be of interest to them now and beyond their playing days. The program offers assistance with resume writing, interview skills, career interest assessments, business etiquette, career fairs, and placement opportunities. Internship opportunities exist at many companies. These internships provide student-athletes with opportunities to develop tangible skills that will assist them in their career exploration and decrease apprehension about their success off the field.
Student-athletes find that many of the performance skills learned from participating in sports (planning, team work, preparation, goal setting, etc.) are transferable and apply to many other career choices.
The Continuing Education Program is designed to assist current and former student-athletes with the skills necessary to gain admission into graduate and professional programs of study. Additionally, the program assists student-athletes in developing a plan of action on how to best utilize their education in pursuit of career opportunities.
The Community Outreach Program seeks to engage student-athletes in service to campus and surrounding communities. The program unites internal and external constituents, identifies challenges on campus and in surrounding communities, and develops best practices/solutions to improve conditions. By engaging all stakeholders, the program will make a difference in the lives of university and surrounding communities.
The Financial Education Program provides student-athletes with valuable knowledge to manage their personal finances and improve financial decision-making. The program offers student-athletes resources and perspectives on the current economic environment. This program is an opportunity for student-athletes to gain knowledge about cash management, insurance, tax planning, estate planning, retirement planning, investments, and other related topics.
The program educates current and former student-athletes in transition (athletics to the “real world”) about the resources and opportunities available to them in their advancement to alternative careers. The Career Transition Program provides a mix of academic topics, success stories through guest speakers, and practical application. It is our goal to assess the career interest of current and former student-athletes through the Strong Interest Inventory assessment tool. Other areas such as personal finance, a realistic job preview of the transition process, personal branding, personal health and well being, and communication and networking skills are included in the curriculum.
11/22/2013 - Rebel Ready
OXFORD, Miss. -Ole Miss student-athletes, spearheaded by the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee, recently participated in an athletic department wide "Adopt-A-Basket" service event. Read More [+]
11/21/2013 - Rebel Ready
Courtney Cunningham is a builder. While playing volleyball for Ole Miss from 2009-11, Cunningham helped build the Rebels into an NCAA Tournament team while also earning her civil engineering degree... Read More [+]
11/19/2013 - Rebel Ready
OXFORD, Miss. - Recently Ole Miss student-athletes participated in the "Backpacks to Briefcases" etiquette/networking dinner. The program is designed to help student-athletes make the transition... Read More [+]
11/07/2013 - Rebel Ready
Ole Miss and Kroger, in conjunction with the Mid-South Food Bank and the Mississippi Food Network, will be on hand during Saturday's football game versus Arkansas to collect non-perishable food... Read More [+]
10/22/2013 - Rebel Ready
OXFORD, Miss. - Members of the Ole Miss tennis teams along with members of the University community, including Chancellor Daniel Jones, participated in a wheelchair tennis exhibition and clinic at ... Read More [+]
10/09/2013 - Rebel Ready
OXFORD, Miss. -Ole Miss student-athletes were inspired by former Fresno State basketball player, Chris Herren, who spoke to all Rebel student athletes about his struggle with addiction as well as... Read More [+]
09/30/2013 - Rebel Ready
Ole Miss student-athletes do more than lift weights and catch baseballs. Last week, 93 student-athletes from the Ole Miss Athletics Department participated in Reading with the Rebels, an annual... Read More [+]
09/25/2013 - Rebel Ready
OXFORD, Miss. - The Ole Miss athletic department welcomed students and staff from Oxford's Scott Center for an Ole Miss Spirit Day at the Manning Center last Friday (Sept. 20). Read More [+]
09/10/2013 - Rebel Ready
OXFORD, Miss. - Members of the Ole Miss softball team, along with football `s Assistant Athletic Director for Player Development Tom Luke, academic counselor Angela Mirabito and Rebel the Black... Read More [+]
09/09/2013 - Rebel Ready
- The Ole Miss men's and women's basketball teams recently had the unique opportunity to participate in a media training session with Marc Williams and Wesley Mallette of Williams Communications... Read More [+]
Friday, March 7, 2014 - Baseball
Friday, March 7, 2014 - Men's Basketball
THE SEASON: Ole Miss Basketball (2014) - Episode 7 from Ole Miss Rebels on Vimeo.In case you missed it, here are each of the first six episodes of The Season: Ole Miss Basketball:Episode 1 (Season overview, Auburn, Mississippi State games)Episode... read more
Thursday, March 6, 2014 - Track & Field
In less than a full indoor season with the Ole Miss track & field team, Australian distance runner Daniel Bulmer has had a significant impact on the school record books and set the stage for a lot more to come... read more
Wednesday, March 5, 2014 - Women's Basketball
What a Win tonight... Very Proud of our team #ProudCoach #Passion #Process #1MISSion-- Matt Insell (@minsell) March 6, 2014 What a great win for our program tonight! This team has come so far! Watch us take on Auburn tomorrow night... read more
Wednesday, March 5, 2014 - Men's Tennis
Proceeding from 1995 to 1996, we will highlight moment No. 23 in head coach Billy Chadwick's career. This particular moment will accentuate a tremendous individual accomplishment. In 1996, Sweden's Johan Hede became the first Rebel in Ole Miss tennis history... read more
Wednesday, March 5, 2014 - Women's Basketball
The Ole Miss women's basketball team looks to carry the momentum from a 73-71 overtime win over Auburn on Senior Day this past Sunday into this week's Southeastern Conference Tournament at the Gwinnett Center in Duluth, Ga. The Rebels are... read more
Wednesday, March 5, 2014 - Men's Basketball
Ole Miss and Arkansas are both looking to improve their Southeastern Conference standing and possibly play their way into a top-four seed and a double bye to the quarterfinals of the conference tournament next week in Atlanta. The Rebels are... read more
Tuesday, March 4, 2014 - Football
Senior Bo Wallace returns at quarterback and will go through spring drills for the first time since 2012, having missed spring practice last year recovering from offseason shoulder surgery."I feel like strength-wise, I'm a lot better than I was at... read more
Monday, March 3, 2014 - Women's Basketball
Audio of Ole Miss head coach Matt Insell's time on the SEC teleconference Monday as well as audio of Arkansas head coach Tom Collen and Auburn head coach Terri Williams-Flournoy. Ole Miss is the No. 14 seed in this week's... read more
Monday, March 3, 2014 - Rifle
Ole Miss Athletics Week in ReviewFeb. 24-March 2, 2014Baseball- Ole Miss posted four straight walk-off wins this past week on the way to two wins over ULM and a sweep of UCF.- Junior right-handed pitcher Chris Ellis has not allowed... read more
Monday, March 3, 2014 - Men's Tennis
To begin this week, we are ending 1995 for moment No. 24. This moment is another first for the Ole Miss tennis program and is the product of a true collective effort by Coach Chadwick and the Rebels.By now, you... read more
Monday, March 3, 2014 - Football
Photo GalleryA total of 25 scouts representing 22 NFL teams were on hand at Ole Miss' annual Pro Day Monday, including former Rebel Von Hutchins, now with the Oakland Raiders organization. Donte Moncrief, who participated in the 2014 NFL Combine,... read more
Monday, March 3, 2014 - Men's Basketball
Highlights of Ole Miss head coach Andy Kennedy's time on the SEC teleconference Monday, as well as selected questions and answers from Arkansas head coach Mike Anderson and Vanderbilt head coach Kevin Stallings. The Rebels close out the regular season... read more
Sunday, March 2, 2014 - Women's Basketball
Saturday, March 1, 2014 - Baseball