The PCA Blog - SF Bay Area

More Athletes, More Workshops, More Impact In The Bay Area

by Brian Watson

08.23.2017

It’s a historic month and year for PCA-SF Bay Area. Our Chapter delivered 387 total workshops between September, 2016 and August, 2017. This includes 95 workshops during the month of August, the most ever in the organization's 19-year history.  The increase in workshops will result in more than 80,000 Bay Area youth reached through PCA programs. 

August is a time of back-to-school parent meetings, fall sport student-athlete workshops, High school coach workshops, and training associated with our chapter’s youth soccer partners


There is a growing list of Bay Area schools making Triple-Impact Competitor® workshops part of their sportsmanship and character initiative for student-athletes. Specifically, PCA-SF Bay Area would like to appreciate the Athletic Directors of Lynbrook High School (400 students), Branham High School (200 students), Mountain View High School (190 students), Los Altos High School (160 students), Serra High School (100 students), and Notre Dame Salinas (90 students) for their commitment to developing athletes who strive to make themselves better, their teammates better, and the game better. 

San Ramon Soccer Club, Foster City AYSO, Piedmont Soccer Club, Burlingame AYSO, Alameda Soccer Club, and NorCal Premier are a few of our chapter’s soccer partners that have hosted Double-Goal Coach® workshops, training that helps coaches have a profound and enduring influence on not only wins, but on teaching life lessons.

For a third consecutive year, Oakland Unified School District (OUSD) involved PCA as part of their mandatory in-service coach training.  The partnership has resulted in all OUSD coaches being trained to have a positive impact on the lives of their players.  

Our chapter staff (Erin Stevenson and Sean Carscadden) deserves credit for their detailed consultation and support service they provide our partners. Our incredibly talented and experienced training team also showed they could deliver 95 workshops in a month, Special thanks to Joe Thomas, Peter Wood, Samantha Salvia, and Kathy Toon for facilitating over 50% of our August workshops

Sports, although not always recognized as such, is one of the most important institutions for the future of this country because there is no better setting to develop character and teach life lessons than sports, which offers an endless procession of teachable moments.

On behalf of the San Francisco Bay Area Chapter, we would like to thank the leaders of the youth leagues and schools who use PCA for their commitment to creating a terrific sports experience for kids!  

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Brian joined PCA in 2010 and is now Executive Director of its San Francisco Bay Area Chapter. With overall responsibility for the success of the Bay Area chapter, Brian works with the board to develop, implement and evaluate a long-term strategy for the chapter. He represents PCA in the SF-Bay Area community by developing relationships with business, philanthropic, academic and government leaders. In addition, Brian is responsible for raising sufficient funds annually for the PCA-SF Bay Area Chapter to thrive.

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