Plymouth Wayzata Youth Softball Partners with Positive Coaching Alliance to Benefit Youth Athletes

PWYSA announces 3 year partnership with Positive Coaching Alliance to provide youth and high school athletes a positive, character-building sports experience.

Online PR News – 05-February-2018 – Plymouth, MN – <p class="p1"><span class="s1">For Immediate Release<br /> <br /> Contacts:</span></p>
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<p class="p1"><span class="s1">David Jacobson, Positive Coaching Alliance<br /> Tel: 650-210-0808</span></p>
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<p class="p1"><span class="s1">Keith Pelatowski, PWYSA President</span></p>
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<p class="p3"><strong><span class="s1">Plymouth Wayzata Youth Softball Association (PWYSA) Partners with Positive Coaching Alliance to Benefit Youth Athletes</span></strong></p>
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<p class="p1"><span class="s3">22-January 2018, Plymouth, MN</span><span class="s1">&ndash; PWYSA is pleased to announce a 3 year partnership with Positive Coaching Alliance (PCA), a national non-profit developing &ldquo;Better Athletes, Better People&rdquo; by working to provide all youth and high school athletes a positive, character-building sports experience.</span></p>
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<p class="p1"><span class="s1">The partnership provides PWYSA access to PCA&rsquo;s training for coaches, sports parents, student-athletes and administrators, comprising live group workshops, online courses, books by PCA Founder Jim Thompson and additional online resources, such as e-mailed follow-up tips and reminders.<span class="Apple-converted-space">&nbsp;</span></span></p>
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<p class="p1"><span class="s1">PCA has partnered with roughly 3,000 youth sports organizations, schools, districts, conferences, and park-and-rec departments to create a Development Zone</span><span class="s4"><sup>TM</sup></span><span class="s1"> culture, where the goal is using youth and high school sports to develop Better Athletes, Better People, Thompson said. &ldquo;We look forward to working with PWYSA to create the best possible experience for the youth athletes. Our research-based materials combine the latest in sports psychology, education and practical advice from top pro and college coaches and athletes that help improve athletic performance while also ensuring kids take life lessons from sports that will help them throughout the rest of their lives.&rdquo;</span></p>
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<p class="p5"><span class="s1">&ldquo;This formal partnership with PCA is significant for our coaches, players and parents&rdquo;, says PWYSA President Keith Pelatowski.<span class="Apple-converted-space">&nbsp; </span>&ldquo;Our leadership team unanimously decided that the approach of the PCA organization aligned perfectly with our goals and mission for the future of our organization.<span class="Apple-converted-space">&nbsp; </span>The programs that roll out in spring 2018 for our parents and coaches will help create an organization that puts youth development and learning as top priorities for everyone.&rdquo;</span></p>
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<p class="p1"><span class="s1">Workshop attendance will count toward volunteer hours requirements starting in 2018.<span class="Apple-converted-space">&nbsp; </span>More information about the workshops including dates and time will be posted soon.<span class="Apple-converted-space">&nbsp; </span>For information about the workshops, please contact Brian Ross using the link above at our web page.</span></p>
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<p class="p6"><span class="s1"><strong>About Positive Coaching Alliance</strong></span></p>
<p class="p1"><span class="s1">Positive Coaching Alliance (PCA) develops </span><span class="s6"><strong>BETTER ATHLETES,</strong></span> <span class="s7"><strong>BETTER PEOPLE</strong></span><span class="s1"> through resources for youth and high school sports coaches, parents, administrators and student-athletes. In addition to hundreds of free audio-video and printable tips and tools at</span><span class="s8"> <a href=""><span class="s9"></span></a></span><span class="s1">, PCA has partnered with roughly 3,000 schools and youth sports organizations nationwide to deliver live group workshops, online courses and books by PCA Founder Jim Thompson that help those involved in youth and high school sports create a positive, character-building youth sports culture.</span></p>
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<p class="p7"><span class="s1">PCA workshops and courses, which have impacted more than 7.5 million youth through 2014, strive to transform high school and youth sports into a Development Zone</span><span class="s4"><sup>TM</sup></span><span class="s1">, where the goal is to develop Better Athletes, Better People and the following become the prevailing models in youth and high school sports:</span></p>
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<li class="li8"><span class="s1">The Double-Goal Coach</span><span class="s4"><sup>&reg;</sup></span><span class="s1">, who strives to win while also pursuing the more important goal of teaching life lessons through sports</span></li>
<li class="li8"><span class="s1">The Second-Goal Parent</span><span class="s4"><sup>&reg;</sup></span><span class="s1">, who concentrates on life lessons, while letting coaches and athletes focus on competing</span></li>
<li class="li9"><span class="s1">The Triple-Impact Competitor</span><span class="s4"><sup>&reg;</sup></span><span class="s1">, who strives to impact sport on three levels by improving oneself, teammates and the game as a whole.</span></li>
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<p class="p1"><span class="s1">PCA gains support from a <a href=""><span class="s9">National Advisory Board</span></a>, including National Spokesperson and 11-time NBA Champion Coach Phil&nbsp;Jackson, and many other top coaches, athletes, organization leaders and academics who share PCA&rsquo;s mission.</span></p>
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<p class="p11"><span class="s1">About Plymouth Wayzata Youth Softball Association</span></p>
<p class="p12"><span class="s1">The Plymouth Wayzata Youth Softball Association (PWYSA) promotes the game of fastpitch softball as a means to teach girls the value of teamwork and sportsmanship, to enhance self esteem and to develop softball skills - all in a positive environment.</span></p>
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<p class="p1"><span class="s1">For more information about PWYSA, please visit <a href=""><span class="s9"></span></a></span></p>

Contact Information
Keith Pelatowski
PWYSA President
PO Box 47424
Plymouth MN, 55447