February 06, 2018 – Plymouth, MNâ€“ PWYSA is pleased to announce a 3 year partnership with Positive Coaching Alliance (PCA), a national non-profit developing â€œBetter Athletes, Better Peopleâ€� by working to provide all youth and high school athletes a positive, character-building sports experience.
The partnership provides PWYSA access to PCAâ€™s training for coaches, sports parents, student-athletes and administrators, comprising live group workshops, online courses, books by PCA Founder Jim Thompson and additional online resources, such as e-mailed follow-up tips and reminders.
PCA has partnered with roughly 3,000 youth sports organizations, schools, districts, conferences, and park-and-rec departments to create a Development ZoneTM culture, where the goal is using youth and high school sports to develop Better Athletes, Better People, Thompson said. â€œWe look forward to working with PWYSA to create the best possible experience for the youth athletes. Our research-based materials combine the latest in sports psychology, education and practical advice from top pro and college coaches and athletes that help improve athletic performance while also ensuring kids take life lessons from sports that will help them throughout the rest of their lives.â€�
â€œThis formal partnership with PCA is significant for our coaches, players and parentsâ€�, says PWYSA President Keith Pelatowski. â€œOur leadership team unanimously decided that the approach of the PCA organization aligned perfectly with our goals and mission for the future of our organization. The programs that roll out in spring 2018 for our parents and coaches will help create an organization that puts youth development and learning as top priorities for everyone.â€�
Workshop attendance will count toward volunteer hours requirements starting in 2018. More information about the workshops including dates and time will be posted soon. For information about the workshops, please contact Brian Ross using the link above at our web page.
About Positive Coaching Alliance
Positive Coaching Alliance (PCA) develops BETTER ATHLETES, BETTER PEOPLE through resources for youth and high school sports coaches, parents, administrators and student-athletes. In addition to hundreds of free audio-video and printable tips and tools at www.PCADevZone.org, PCA has partnered with roughly 3,000 schools and youth sports organizations nationwide to deliver live group workshops, online courses and books by PCA Founder Jim Thompson that help those involved in youth and high school sports create a positive, character-building youth sports culture.
PCA workshops and courses, which have impacted more than 7.5 million youth through 2014, strive to transform high school and youth sports into a Development ZoneTM, where the goal is to develop Better Athletes, Better People and the following become the prevailing models in youth and high school sports:
The Double-Goal CoachÂ®, who strives to win while also pursuing the more important goal of teaching life lessons through sports
The Second-Goal ParentÂ®, who concentrates on life lessons, while letting coaches and athletes focus on competing
The Triple-Impact CompetitorÂ®, who strives to impact sport on three levels by improving oneself, teammates and the game as a whole.
PCA gains support from a National Advisory Board, including National Spokesperson and 11-time NBA Champion Coach Phil Jackson, and many other top coaches, athletes, organization leaders and academics who share PCAâ€™s mission.
About Plymouth Wayzata Youth Softball Association
The Plymouth Wayzata Youth Softball Association (PWYSA) promotes the game of fastpitch softball as a means to teach girls the value of teamwork and sportsmanship, to enhance self esteem and to develop softball skills – all in a positive environment.
For more information about PWYSA, please visit www.pwysa.com
PO Box 47424
Plymouth, MN 55447
David Jacobson, Positive Coaching Alliance
E-Mail: david_jacobson ( @ ) positivecoach dot org
Keith Pelatowski, PWYSA President
E-Mail: kpelatowski ( @ ) gmail dot com
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