To provide every boy, from grades 1-12 in the Wayzata School District, an opportunity to play basketball at a level that matches their skills and desire. The WBBA values:
Positive Coaching Alliance (PCA) is a national non-profit organization developing "Better Athletes, Better People." Here is our story, including a video that features Hall of Fame Quarterback and PCA National Advisory Board Member Steve Young.
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January 28th, 2015
Issue 3 (3 parts)
Among the many advantages of your children trying a variety of sports:
You will want to identify players who are leaders and others you can help develop into leaders. Youth have a way of communicating with each other that adults just cannot replicate, so it is often useful to let players lead in team meetings, practices, games and social situations. It will help all your players to hear voices of leadership other than yours.
Having athletes on your team who are leaders will improve your team's results. Plus, an important part of your role as a Double-Goal Coach® is to help youth become leaders who can lead beyond sports.
An important part of leadership is making the people around you better. Your maximum effort, positive attitude and willingness to help teammates whenever possible will help them improve as players and people...and then the whole team improves.
A great way to do this is by sharing praise that comes your way (because, after all, you cannot succeed without your teammates) and by accepting responsibility for your own mistakes (because, after all, you always can improve individually). When this approach to leadership becomes contagious, your team will be difficult to stop, and you will be on the road to the relationships and life lessons that are the true reward of sports.