Ridgefield Little League has partnered with Positive Coaching Alliance, a national nonprofit developing “better athletes, better people” by working to provide all youth and high school athletes a positive, character-building sports experience.
The partnership provides Ridgefield Little League access to PCA’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 followup tips and reminders.
PCA has partnered with roughly 3,500 youth sports organizations, schools, districts, conferences, and park-and-rec departments to create a Development Zone culture, where the goal is using youth and high school sports to develop “better athletes, better people,” Thompson said.
“We look forward to working with Ridgefield Little League 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.”
“Ridgefield Little League is excited to partner with Positive Coaching Alliance” said Steve Scalzo, president of Ridgefield Little League. “This will be a tremendous opportunity for our coaches to enhance their coaching skills and their ability to constructively impact the lives of our young players”.
The first PCA workshop, The Double Goal Coach, is scheduled for April 1, at East Ridge Middle School at 7:30 p.m. For more information, contact Steve Scalzo at firstname.lastname@example.org.