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GBA & Positive Coaching Alliance

Dear Parent:
 
Are you hoping your child will have a positive experience with basketball this year? Are you hoping your child will learn enduring life lessons from basketball? Are you hoping your child will perform as well as possible?
 
The Glastonbury Basketball Association is doing more than hoping. We have made a commitment that has earned us Positive Coaching Alliance’s Seal of Commitment.  We require all GBA Head Coaches to participate in a 90 minute online course call "The Double Goal Coach" or to attend a PCA Seminar.  (To learn more go to www.positivecoach.org)
 
Positive Coaching Alliance awards this mark of distinction only to organizations whose policies demonstrate a commitment to a culture of Positive Coaching. Therefore, The GBA recently committed our organization to require that all of our coaches be certified as PCA Double-Goal CoachesTM, who strive both to win AND to teach athletes enduring life lessons.
 
Eventually, all of our coaches will complete a comprehensive course in Positive Coaching principles to earn or renew their certification. This policy recognizes that certified Double-Goal Coaches are paramount to transforming the culture of youth sports and help ensure a quality experience for all youth athletes.
 
We are proud to have earned this important recognition of our commitment to excellence. By earning the Positive Coaching Alliance Seal of Commitment for 2010, we feel more confident than ever that our athletes—your children—will have a positive, fun, and rewarding experience.
 
Looking forward to seeing you at the competitions!
 
Sincerely,
 
GBA Board


by posted 10/01/2016
PCA Requirements for Coaches

PCA Requirement for GBA Coaches

 

Hello Coaches,

Thank you for volunteering to coach in the GBA this season.  Your time and dedication is extremely valuable to the program.  Without your effort, the GBA travel and recreation programs do not exist.  ....Again THANK YOU!!!!

As most of you know, the GBA has made a commitment to the Positive Coaches Alliance and it is our ongoing goal to provide a positive basketball experience to all participants.  That goal can't be achieved without your help.  We require all of our coaches to take the Double Goal Coach online training seminar(s).  

Coaches should also know that we are working with the GBA officials this fall and we are running a PCA Officials seminar to help align our program.  We believe the kids will benefit when we have coaches, officials and parents working together toward a common set of goals.  

We also would like to encourage coaches and parents to use the PCA website as it provides tools and communications tips for coaches.  Here are a couple opportunities that I highly recommend you check out:

  1. Register for “Talking Points” via www.positivecoach.org/our-tools/talking-points
  2. See tools for coaches at http://www.positivecoach.org/our-tools/tools-for-coaches/

If you have not taken any PCA courses, please take the online course DGC_1 (Double-Goal Coach: Coaching for Winning and Life Lessons). The voucher code has been emailed, or you can contact your league commissioner.  

URL: http://shopping.positivecoach.org/Courses/Double-Goal-Coach

If you previously (prior years) have taken the first course, please take the online course DGC_2 (Double-Goal Coach: Culture, Practices and Games). The voucher code can be obtained by emailing your league commissioner.

http://shopping.positivecoach.org/Store/Courses/Double-Goal-Coach-2

 

It takes between 60-75 minutes to complete either DGC_1 or DGC-2 course.  

If you have any questions or concerns, you can direct them either to me (alan.plummer@cox.net) or your League Commissioner.

Have a great season!

Al Plummer

PCA Coordinator, GBA


by posted 10/01/2016
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