ERIN NIEMEYER & MIKE SMITH
RECREATION SUPERVISOR & SPORTS COORDINATOR – REDWOOD CITY
Redwood City is faced with a challenge we see all too often—a shortage of sports opportunities for their youth. In partnership with the Redwood City School District, Recreation Supervisor Erin Niemeyer and Sports Coordinator Michael Smith from the Redwood City After School Sports Program make sports opportunities available for 35,000 youth throughout the year. “We wouldn’t be able to have some of our teams if we didn’t have coaches from Coaching Corps,” said Erin, “I want a team from every school in every sport so everyone who wants to play, can.”
Both Erin and Michael have been using Coaching Corps’ online training as a trusted resource as part of their support for volunteer coaches. The combination of coaching philosophy and concepts with real-world examples “only prepared them better for the kids. We’ve watched coaches apply the concepts and principles from the training in their practices,” said Michael. Because of the effectiveness of Coaching Corps’ training, completing the training will soon be a requirement for all brand new volunteer coaches to their program.