July 22, 2018, Orlando, FL - Orlando City Youth Soccer Club (OCYS) is pleased to announce a working partnership with Positive Coaching Alliance (PCA), a national non-profit, to develop “Better Athletes, Better People” by working to provide our youth athletes, coaches, leadership and parents/guardians a positive, character-building sports experience. The PCA Advisory Board consists of great people in soccer, such as Brandi Chastain, Julie Foudy, Brian McBride and Charlie Slagle to name a few.
The partnership provides OCYS access to PCA’s training for coaches, sports parents/guardians, athletes and administrators, comprising live group workshops & books. Beginning in August PCA will hold a series of live workshops with Leadership, Coaches and Parents/Guardians.
“We are really happy to be a partnering with PCA. It is more important than ever to accept that we all have a role to play in the development of the children in our programs, as people and soccer players. It is essential to set this culture of development throughout our club, to provide a more meaningful soccer experience for players, coaches, parents/guardians and volunteers.,” said OCYS General Manager, Laura Halfpenny.
PCA has partnered with roughly 3,000 youth sports organizations, schools, districts, conferences, and park-and-rec departments to create a Development culture, where the goal is using youth sports to develop Better Athletes, Better People. 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.
The workshops will be scheduled to begin this fall at Seminole Soccer Complex. Schedule will be released during Preseason camp for Youth Team Parents/Guardians.
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 more than 1,800 free multimedia tips and tools at https://devzone.positivecoach.org, PCA has partnered with roughly 3,500 schools and youth sports organizations nationwide to deliver more than 20,000 live group workshops, along with 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 resources, which have reached more than 8.6 million youth, strive to transform high school and youth sports into a Development Zone® culture, 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 Coach®, who strives to win while also pursuing the more important goal of 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 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 PCA’s mission.