Sports Contribute to Success!
Coaching is all about positive character development – helping our young athletes develop strong work ethics, set and achieve goals, learn about team spirit, practice perseverance, get exercise, and (most importantly) have fun!. These outcomes will benefit players on and off the field - now and for years to come. You, the coach, play a crucial role in setting the stage for this season to be all about positive experiences and life lessons. Rise above mere competition and make the game about developing each player for a life well lived. Here are some resources to help get you started…
The National Alliance for Youth Sports (NAYS) advocates for positive and safe sports and activities for children. NAYS offers programs and services for everyone involved in youth sports experiences, including professional administrators, volunteer administrators, volunteer coaches, officials, parents and young athletes.
Positive Coaching Alliance (PCA) is a national nonprofit organization committed to providing all youth and high school athletes a positive, character-building youth sports experience.
First Lady Michelle Obama’s signature program Let's Move! invites all of us to work together to combat the childhood obesity epidemic. We all have a part to play – community leaders, child care operators, after school programs, faith based programs, municipalities, public, private and charter schools, museums, gardens, Native American tribes and organizations, health care professionals, and of course, parents and family members! Go to www.letsmove.gov to see how you can sign on to help bring positive change to your community. There are a lot of great resources on this site, including:
- Information about the campaign
- Childhood obesity facts find out why this is such a growing problem
- Eat Healthy guidelines and best practices – even a sample 7 day menu!
- Get Active with physical activity ideas for all adults involved in kid’s lives
- Take Action step by step plans
- Join Us and take the pledge
Early Learning Transition Model ~ Generously funded by the Heising-Simons Foundation 2012-2013