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.
04/10/2013 - Rebel Ready
The Ole Miss men's basketball team was a big winner as Ole Miss athletics celebrated a successful year Wednesday night, rolling out the red carpet for the 2013 Rebels' Choice Awards. Read More [+]
04/02/2013 - Rebel Ready
Rebel baseball and softball players Tanner Bailey and Brittany Broome have been nominated for the Brad Davis Southeastern Conference Community Service Post-Graduate Scholarship, the league office... Read More [+]
03/30/2013 - Rebel Ready
Ole Miss will be honoring athletics achievement from the past year with the third annual Rebels' Choice Awards. Kicking off Grove Bowl Week on campus, the semi-formal event is set for April 10 at 7... Read More [+]
03/28/2013 - Rebel Ready
Ole Miss student-athletes took some time out of their busy schedules to visit three local elementary schools this week to take part in Reading with the Rebels. Read More [+]
03/12/2013 - Rebel Ready
Six Ole Miss football players and a manager are traveling to Panama City for spring break week. Read More [+]
03/11/2013 - Rebel Ready
Ole Miss' Nick Williams has been named a member of the 2013 Southeastern Conference Community Service Team for men's basketball. It is the second-straight year Williams has been honored for his... Read More [+]
03/05/2013 - Rebel Ready
In a continuing effort to recognize the accomplishments of student-athletes beyond the field of competition, the SEC once again highlighted a Community Service Team for women's basketball for the... Read More [+]
02/15/2013 - Rebel Ready
The University of Mississippi is coming to aid of the victims of last weekend's storms in Hattiesburg. Students, faculty, staff and fans attending this weekend's baseball and basketball games are... Read More [+]
12/12/2012 - Rebel Ready
Ole Miss fans who bring a new toy or book to Friday's men's basketball game against East Tennessee State University and Sunday's women's basketball game versus Belmont will receive free admission. Read More [+]
10/24/2012 - Rebel Ready
Ole Miss senior running back Devin Thomas is the SEC Football Community Service Team Player of the Week for Week 9 of the SEC football season. Read More [+]
Sunday, June 16, 2013 - Baseball
LAS VEGAS -- Former Ole Miss Rebel and current Colorado Springs Sky Sox left-hander Drew Pomeranz made his major league debut with the Colorado Rockies on September 11, 2011. Less than two years after being selected by the Cleveland Indians with... read more
Monday, June 10, 2013 - Track & Field
You've seen the photo. Now here's the story behind the picture from the man himself.Sam Kendricks captured a national title in the men's pole vault at the 2013 Outdoor Track & Field Championships this past Wednesday. His title was the... read more
Friday, June 7, 2013 - Men's Tennis
Wednesday, June 5, 2013 - Football
A couple weeks ago, we gave you some early predictions and honors from the summer's preseason football publications, and since then, a few more of the previews have hit newsstands. Among those is the Birmingham News' 67th annual SEC Football... read more
Tuesday, June 4, 2013 - Track & Field
The NCAA Outdoor Championships are just one day away, and two Ole Miss athletes are among the favorites to claim national titles in their events. Isiah Young arrives in Eugene, Ore., as the top seed in the men's 100 meters... read more
Sunday, June 2, 2013 - Baseball
And just like that, it's over. A face of the program for the better part of four years, Tanner Mathis was one of four seniors to play their last game in an Ole Miss uniform. But he certainly leaves behind... read more
Saturday, June 1, 2013 - Baseball
He didn't have his best stuff. It didn't matter. He hadn't pitched in two weeks. It didn't matter. In the words of his coach, Bobby Wahl gutted it out on Saturday to win his 10th game of the season and... read more
Saturday, June 1, 2013 - Baseball
Austin Anderson missed out on a career 5-for-5 day, but finished 4-for-5 on the day, which tied his career high for hits. He also delivered a two-out, RBI single in the seventh to give Ole Miss a 4-2 lead, as... read more
Friday, May 31, 2013 - Baseball
What happened vs. William & Mary: William & Mary staked a 4-0 lead, scoring four runs on four walks and two errors in the fifth. On the mound, sophomore left-hander Jason Inghram allowed just two runs for the Tribe, scattering eight... read more
Thursday, May 30, 2013 - Baseball
No. 2 Ole Miss (37-22) vs. No. 3 William & Mary (37-22) May 31 | 1 p.m. | Raleigh, N.C. | ESPN3 UM Jr. RHP Mike Mayers (5-5, 2.98 ERA) vs. W&M So. LHP Jason Inghram (8-6, 3.46 ERA) Mayers... read more
Wednesday, May 29, 2013 - Men's Tennis
The final 2013 Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) National Rankings were released Tuesday and Ole Miss is back in the top 10 for the 15th time in the last 20 years ending the year at No. 10. After further research, it... read more
Tuesday, May 28, 2013 - Athletics
We have surpassed our all-time high of members (7,133 in 2009) with 7,188 as of today. Thank you! Join today at RebelGiving.com-- OleMissAthFoundation (@OleMissAF) May 28, 2013 Ole Miss Athletics Foundation | Online Giving Form The Ole Miss Athletics Foundation... read more
Monday, May 27, 2013 - Baseball
Heading to NC. State regional - going to be fun! Expecting a lot of Rebel fans back in my home state!-- Cliff Godwin (@cgodwin23) May 27, 2013 The road to Omaha begins in Raleigh, NC vs William and Mary!... read more
Monday, May 27, 2013 - Baseball
The Ole Miss baseball team advanced to the NCAA Tournament on Monday when it was announced the Rebels would be the second seed and face third-seeded William & Mary at the Raleigh Regional hosted by North Carolina State on Friday.... read more
Saturday, May 25, 2013 - Men's Tennis
With their straight set win Saturday, the duo of Nik Scholtz and Jonas Lutjen, ranked No. 3 in the nation, advance to the NCAA Final Four Sunday. They are 20-6 on the year with four wins against top-10 teams.Sunday's semifinals... read more