Sports workshop for parents and coaches at MI Boys & Girls Club

The Mercer Island Boys & Girls Club is hosting a positive sports workshop for parents and coaches the first weekend in December.

Partnering with the Positive Coaching Alliance (PCA), the MI Boys & Girls Club is hoping to help improve the sports experience for Mercer Island youth.

"Kids take away valuable life lessons when we create positive, rewarding experiences in athletics," said Becky Shaddle, the Boys & Girls Club athletics director. "This partnership and these workshops will help coaches and parents set the right goals and support the tremendously positive outcomes we strive to provide through youth sports."

The club encourages all parents who have children currently participating, or who plan to, attend the 90 minute parents workshop. It will be held on Friday, Dec. 2 at 7 p.m. at PEAK, located at 4120 86th Ave. S.E.

All current and future club volunteer coaches will be required to attend a two hour workshop for coaches on Saturday, Dec. 3 at 10 a.m.

The club will also be holding a separate session for it's board of directors and individual leadership boards which work with the football and baseball programs.

The PCA is a non-profit organization, which was founded in 1998 at Stanford University to help youth and high school athletes have a positive youth sports experience.

The trainer who will be leading the workshop is Jim Thompson, the founder and CEO of PCA. He was the director of the Public and Global Management Programs at Stanford's Graduate School of Business for over 10 years and has taught numerous courses in leadership and non-profit issues.

To learn more and to register contact Becky Shaddle at the Boys & Girls Club at 232-4548.


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