Be Ready For The Return To Youth Sports
Coaching Corps’ model of connecting schools and afterschool partners with trained, caring coaches has become essential like never before. Trained, reliable volunteer coaches are critical and possibly the only way programs will be able to offer sports due to furloughs, lay-offs, and closures.
As we respond to the shifting and immediate needs of our school and community partners, we are responding to the many challenges our kids may be facing due to the effects of the pandemic.
When kids return to youth sports, the world will look very different. Our youth have experienced a year of isolation, social unrest and economic hardship. Now more than ever it is critical that anyone working with kids understands the importance of empathy, as developing empathy is crucial for establishing positive, compassionate relationships.
We have taken the extraordinary step of offering a virtual course on Coaching with Empathy free to any coach in the country who coaches kids living in under-resourced communities. Additionally, all coaches are being introduced to a tangible framework to incorporate empathy into their team culture, with action steps to build Perspective, Alignment, Connection, and Thought, which we call The PACT.
Through strong connections and trainings, coaches can create healing environments where kids believe in their own strengths and their potential.