Youth Coaches Participate in Positve Coaching Training
sponsored by the DHSP Recreation Division
Sixty five Cambridge youth coaches, youth center staff and child care division staff recently participated in a coaches training seminar on the benefits of “Positive Coaching and Mentoring”. The Positive Coaching Alliance (PCA) facilitated the training at the Russell/West Cambridge Youth Center.
The interactive workshop educated coaches of all levels and sports by teaching 3 Principles: Mastery of Skills, Positive Reinforcement, and Honor and Respect for the game. Coaches were given tools and resources to support the concepts learned in the presentation. In addition, PCA will help coaches, as they seek to effectively interact with athletes, parents, and officials, as all parties seek to create an atmosphere around youth sports which provides the best possible experience for all involved.
This innovative training was sponsored by the Recreation Division, the Cambridge Youth Sports Commission and the Boston Foundation CHAMPS (Coaches Helping Athletes through Mentoring and Positive Sports).
Positive Coaching Alliance—Founded at Stanford University in 1998, PCA is a non profit organization with the goal of building character development through sports, while at the same time establishing a performance based environment which produces peak performance both on and off the field.