- 07.21.2020 Voices from the Black Community at PCA
We are excited to announce the hiring of Chris Fay as the new Partnership Manager for our New England Chapter.
“We are delighted to welcome Chris to the PCA-New England team,” said PCA-New England Executive Director Beth O’Neill Maloney. “Chris’ years of sports experience—as a youth coach, youth sports administrator, college coach, sports writer, and as a middle infielder at Gettysburg College—make him a perfect fit for PCA,” said Maloney.
"I am thrilled by the opportunity to join PCA and help spread its mission to build a positive culture in youth sports," said Fay.
Sports can serve as a great vehicle for athletes of all ages to learn meaningful life lessons that they can take with them long after the final whistle. I look forward to building on my experiences as a player, coach, parent, and athletic administrator in helping to bring PCA's proven mission to all of those involved in youth sports.
- Chris Fay
By way of background, since 2006, Fay has been overseeing day-to-day operations at Frozen Ropes in Natick, Massachusetts; one of the region’s largest and most successful baseball and softball training centers. Fay has worked firsthand at Frozen Ropes with players of all ages and abilities through group instructional classes, private lessons, camps, travel teams, and other developmental programs geared toward helping players achieve on-field success. Fay also oversaw a highly successful league partnership program which built relationships with athletic organizations through multiple programs, including coaching seminars, parent workshops, college information nights, on-field instructional clinics, fundraising, and other programs, all to help players, parents, coaches, and league administrators excel in providing a positive experience. Fay served as an assistant baseball coach at Newbury College in Brookline, Mass. for two seasons under now-Boston College Assistant Baseball Coach Greg Sullivan.
Fay grew up in Norwalk, Conn. and currently writes for several sports publications, including The New England Baseball Journal. His monthly column, The Volunteer Coach, addresses important topics that youth coaches face each season.
Fay resides in Wayland, Mass. with his three young children who enjoy playing baseball, basketball, and hockey. His wife Gina, owns DanceFIT Studio in Brookline and Natick. Fay serves as the commissioner of Wayland Little League’s instructional program and is the league’s coaching coordinator.
“I am honored to be a part of PCA-New England,” said Fay. “I look forward to helping players, parents, and coaches honor the game each time they step onto the field and develop positive character traits and values that will help them succeed both on and off the field.”
PCA, founded in 1998 at Stanford University, combines sports psychology research and the best practices of the nation's top coaches into live group workshops, books, online courses and free online resources that help its partners, youth sports organizations and schools develop a positive sports environment where young athletes learn to compete and build character. PCA seeks to bring coaches, administrators, parents, and student athletes together to ensure a positive, character-building sports experience, with a goal toward future workplace success.
PCA-New England will work as a team to develop effective partnerships with high schools, colleges, and youth sports organizations delivering impactful workshops, relevant resources, and whatever support is needed to strengthen a positive, character sports culture for young athletes.
Partnership Manager Chris Fay initiates and develops partner relationships--identifying partners’ needs and interests, helping set goals, and providing ongoing guidance.
Partnership Support Manager Leanne Rose introduces partners to all available resources, schedules and prepares partners for workshops, and checks in post-workshop to gather feedback and to plan future steps.
Chapter Trainers, including Lead Trainer/National Content Developer Eric Eisendrath, connect with partners before delivering workshops to review goals and planned content, deliver workshops or consultations to partners, and provide feedback to PCA staff.
Executive Director Beth O’Neill Maloney is available to all partners and is responsible for helping partners meet their needs and goals for PCA programming. Beth focuses on ensuring that PCA-New England is achieving its mission and impact goals through a combination of partner development, fundraising, marketing, communications, event planning, and implementation of PCA’s Double-Goal Coach® and Triple-Impact Competitor® awards programs.
Partners are welcome to contact any member of the PCA-New England team with questions, concerns, feedback, suggestions, and ideas.