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PCA Requirements for Coaches

PCA Requirement for all 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).  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 examples of resources available at the PCA website:  https://www.positivecoach.org/coaches/  and  http://devzone.positivecoach.org/

If you have not taken any PCA courses, please take the online course DGC_1 (Double-Goal Coach: Coaching for Winning and Life Lessons).

Course access instructions:
1. Go to http://shopping.positivecoach.org/Courses/Double-Goal-Coach , and click “Register with voucher code” (Option #1)
 
2. Enter your organization’s Voucher Code, GlastonburyBasketball17 (case sensitive) at the top of the registration page and complete the form.

If you previously (prior years) have taken the first course, please take the online course DGC_2 (Double-Goal Coach: Culture, Practices and Games).

 Course access instructions:
1. Go to http://shopping.positivecoach.org/Store/Courses/Double-Goal-Coach-2 , and click “Register with voucher code” (Option #1)
 
2. Enter your organization’s Voucher Code, GlastonburyBasketballDGC217(case sensitive) at the top of the registration page and complete the form.
 

It takes about an hour to complete either DGC_1 or DGC-2 course.  

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

Have a great season!

Al Plummer

PCA Coordinator, GBA


by posted 11/06/2017
GBA Cancellation Procedures

GBA – WEATHER CANCELLATIONS

 

Decisions to cancel GBA activities will be made sufficiently in advance to provide adequate notice and to ensure we do not end up with unreasonable custodial expenses due to late cancellations/no shows.  In order to notify custodial staff, parks crew, personnel/officials and visiting teams, decisions to cancel will be made as follows:

 

MONDAY - FRIDAY

If the Glastonbury Public Schools are cancelled, all GBA activities are cancelled.

If the Glastonbury Public Schools dismiss early, all GBA activities are cancelled.

 

SATURDAY & SUNDAY

REC LEAGUE: Cancellations will be announced on the Parks & Recreation Activity Line (860-652-7689) no later than 8:00 a.m.

 

TRAVEL LEAGUE: The decision to cancel will be made by Don Longtin based on weather conditions, confirmation with out of town teams and communication with referees.  Cancellations will be announced on the Travel Hot Line (860-368-2519) as follows:

 

Morning/Early Afternoon Games

By 7:30 a.m. for all games with start times before 2:00 p.m.

 

Afternoon/Evening Games

By 12:30 p.m. for all games with start times of 2:00 p.m. or later. 


by posted 11/06/2017
Save the Date - Kids 4 Kids Charity 3-on-3 Tournament

KIDS 4 KIDS CHARITY TOURNAMENT

March 10, 2018

Mark you calendar!! 

 

GBA Families,

It's never too early to start planning for such a special event.  The 6th Annual Kids 4 Kids Charity 3-on-3 Tournament will be held on Saturday, March 10th, 2018.   More details including the time slots and gyms for different age levels, date of registration, and volunteer opportunities will be announced throughout the year.  We hope to see you there for a great day of basketball for some great causes.


by posted 09/26/2017
GBA & Positive Coaching Alliance

Message to Parents about the Positive Coaching Alliance (PCA)

 

Dear GBA 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 08/22/2017
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