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Portland Executive Director Featured on NBC KGW8


Ben Dudley, Executive Director for PCA-Portland, was featured in a five-minute segment on KGW8 in Portland to talk about PCA's Mission and key PCA Principles.

Highlights of the interview include:

  • An explanation of PCA's Mission and work to create Better Athletes, Better People.
  • Remarks on PCA-Portland's work with Portland Interscholastic League.
  • Discussion on the role of the 'Second-Goal Parent,' including but not limited to:
    • What parents can during on the car-ride home after a game.
    • How coaches and parents can effectively communicate.
  • How both parents and coaches can work together to fill kids' emotional tanks and help their kids overcome adversity.

Dudley ended the discussion commenting on how the recently crowned NCAA College World Series Champions, the Oregon State Beavers, used the PCA principle of the 'next play' in their journey to a championship this season and in the final games against Arkansas.

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