Play Rugby USA Earns PCA Seal of Approval
Play Rugby USA Earns Positive Coaching Alliance Seal of Commitment for 2011
Recognition for providing youth athletes a positive, character-building experience
(March, 2011), Stanford, CA – Play Rugby USA has earned the Positive Coaching Alliance Seal of Commitment for 2011. PCA bestows this prestigious national honor only upon youth sports organizations and schools that officially commit to providing youth athletes a positive, character-building experience by requiring every coach to be trained and certified as a Double-Goal CoachÒ.
“A Double-Goal Coach strives not only to win (goal #1), but also to use sports to teach life lessons,” said Jim Thompson, PCA’s founder and executive director. “Likewise, PCA’s Seal of Commitment helps ensure that Play Rugby USA provides all of its youth athletes with a positive, character-building experience.”
Play Rugby USA currently boasts 14 certified Double-Goal Coaches, serving over a thousand youth athletes, said Dominic Wareing Coach development director. “Earning PCA’s Seal of Commitment reinforces our commitment to focus on the best interests of our youth athletes. It takes work to get coaches certified, but we owe it to the families participating in our programs to provide the best experience possible.”
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