As part of a targeted effort to provide the most positive environment possible for its youth athletes, Greenwich Parks and Recreation is sponsoring a workshop to help parents and coaches enrich youth sports for children.
The workshop will be provided by Positive Coaching Alliance, a Stanford University-based non-profit organization developed to teach parents, coaches and organizational leaders how to effectively work with young athletes while instilling the values of teamwork, discipline, respect and goal-setting.
The 90 minute workshop, to be given at the Eastern Greenwich Civic Center, teaches parents how to help their kids get the most out of their sports experience. “It addresses how parents can help the youth sport coaches and league administrators establish and maintain a positive competitive environment,” said Sue Snyder, Recreation Superintendent.
“The workshop also gives parents tips for discussing occurrences in college and professional sports with their kids to bring out life lessons,” she added.
“Working with hundreds of youth sports organizations around the United States, we’ve developed practical tools and guidelines to help youth athletes, their coaches and parents realize that winning is not only reflected in game scores but also in the effort players give, the learning and improvement they achieve, and the ability they develop to bounce back from mistakes,” said Jim Thompson, founder and director of Positive Coaching Alliance. “For more information about Positive Coaching Alliance, please visit www.PositiveCoach.org
The PCA Workshop entitled “The Second Goal Parent: Developing Triple Impact Competitors” on Thursday, September 22 from 7:00 to 8:30 pm at the Eastern Greenwich Civic Center, 90 Harding Road in Old Greenwich is open to all parents, youth sport coaches and administrators.