BEAR CREEK JUNIOR SPORTS ASSOCIATION (BCJSA) AND POSITIVE COACHING ALLIANCE TEAM UP TO HELP PARENTS ENHANCE YOUTH SPORTS FOR CHILDREN
February 2, 2015 - As part of a targeted effort to provide the most positive environment possible for its youth athletes, BCJSA 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 session, teaches parents how to help their kids get the most out of their sports experience. “It addresses how parents can help the BCJSA coaches and league administrators establish and maintain a positive competitive environment,” says Sean McNeal, Lacrosse Director and BCJSA PCA Coordinator. “The workshop also gives parents tips for discussing occurrences in college and professional sports with their kids to bring out life lessons,” he adds. "The Second-Goal Parent: Developing Winners in Life Through Sports" flier (Click Here)
“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. “We’re excited that BCJSA recognizes the tremendous potential sports participation offers for today’s youth and is working to realize that potential by emphasizing a positive club culture for their players, coaches, and parents.”
The workshop will be held in this Spring. All BCJSA parents are invited. BCJSA is sponsoring the workshop, so admission is free. For additional information, please contact Sean McNeal at
About Positive Coaching Alliance
Founded as a non-profit within the Stanford University Athletic Department in 1998, Positive Coaching Alliance (PCA) is committed to providing all youth and high school athletes a positive, character-building youth sports experience. To that end, PCA has conducted more than 10,000 live group workshops nationwide for more than 475,000 youth and high school sports coaches, parents, student-athletes and school/organizational leaders. Through workshops and companion online courses, PCA has impacted more than 4 million youth.
PCA’s partnership network includes more than 1,700 youth sports organizations, cities and schools. In 2012, PCA will conduct roughly 1,200 live, group workshops across the U.S., while assisting tens of thousands of other individuals via online courses at www.PositiveCoach.org.
PCA workshops and courses strive to establish these prevailing models in youth and high school sports:
· The Double-Goal Coach®, whose first goal is winning, and whose second, more-important goal is teaching life lessons through sports
· The Second-Goal Parent®, who concentrates on life lessons, while letting coaches and athletes focus on competing
· The Triple-Impact Competitor®, who strives to impact sport on three levels by improving oneself, teammates and the game as a whole.
PCA has the support of elite coaches and athletes on a National Advisory Board, including National Spokesperson and 11-time NBA Champion Coach Phil Jackson.