Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Coach Free Zone

The Positive Coaching Alliance, a non-profit organization from California is spreading the word that playing should be "fun". In fact, at a weekly gathering recently in Virginia "coaches put down their whistles, parents rested their vocal cords and children played not for points, not for victory -- but purely for fun," according to a Washington Post article entitled, "Its not whether your kid wins or loses."

The Positive Coaching Alliance is growing. They are providing coaching clinics for parents and coaches aimed at spreading the message that kids play for "fun" and parents and coaches mess things up by throwing up scoreboards and high expectations for "winning."