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Positive Coaching Alliance

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Ottawa Hills Local Schools has created a partnership with the Positive Coaching Alliance (PCA), a national nonprofit movement that inspires and empowers youth and high school sports organizations to leverage sports to build character in youths.

The partnership provides district administrators, coaches, parents, and athletes with access to PCA’s research-based training, tools, and resources. Those resources include live interactive workshops, online courses, and books by PCA founder Jim Thompson.

“I am excited for the opportunity to have our school leaders, coaches, parents, and athletes partner with the Positive Coaching Alliance,” said Tammy Talmage, OH athletic administrator. “Personally, I am looking forward to being a part of an experience that can help all of us ensure a positive youth development experience for all of our kids through sports.”

PCA has partnered with more than 3,500 schools, districts, conferences, youth sports organizations, and park-and-rec departments. These partnerships are guided by a vision to create a “Development Zone” culture, with a vision that all youth can benefit from a positive and inclusive sports culture that develops social and emotional skills, molds character, and prepares them for competition and for life.

“We are excited to have the opportunity to partner with the Positive Coaching Alliance to enhance our philosophy of teamwork, positivity, and motivation,” said Superintendent Dr. Adam Fineske. 

Next events: Aug. 3 & 4

All Green Bear athletes, regardless of whether their sport is in season, are encouraged to attend the next Positive Coaching Alliance workshop on Wednesday, Aug. 3, from 7-8 p.m. A similar event for coaches and parents is the following night: Thursday, Aug. 4. The coach workshop is 6-7:15 p.m. and the parent workshop is 7:30-8 p.m.

All workshops are in the Junior/Senior High School auditorium.

Questions? Contact Michael Yuschak, fitness center coordinator.