Coaches are our unsung heroes. Building a trusting relationship is foundational for helping youth athletes reach the developmental outcomes associated with sports. An estimated 6.5 million sports coaches provide instruction to youth.

Tuesday, October 25, 2022

Teachers and parents play a huge role in shaping young people. However, coaches are one of the most unrecognized individuals in shaping a young person’s life. This is a day to honor and support those that mentor youth to learn life lessons and become successful adults. Let’s increase the 5% of coaches that receive relevant training (Source: National Council for Accreditation of Coaching Education)

Call to Action for Youth Organizations, Parents and Athletes

  • Commit to training coaches
  • Adopt a Children’s Bill of Rights
  • Post photos with your coach with the hashtag #ThankYouCoach
  • Coaches posting 60-second videos of their “secret sauce” for developing athletes

Our friends are joining an all-star team to support youth coaches with training and resources.

To join the team, click here. Ways you can help:

  •  Provide free and discounted training
  • Provide free and discounted resources
  • Post photos with your coach with the hashtag #ThankYouCoach
  • Promotion of policy and consensus statements
Our friends are joining an all-star team to support youth coaches with training and resources....

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