Coon Rapids High School is a new PCA-Minnesota partner. Their approach was to provide workshops to their football and boys’ basketball programs. Each head coach was given two workshops to implement, so in January, PCA Trainer Troy Pearson led a Triple-Impact Competitor® workshop for Head Coach Ogorek’s basketball players. The positive feedback after the workshop spoke volumes and Coach Ogorek has implemented strategies with his team.
After the workshop, he shared this note:
Here's how I knew it was a success...At the end [of the workshop] one of the seniors waited to talk with me. He told me, 'Coach, this spoke right to me...when my tank is on empty, I suck as a teammate, and I need to get better at this.'
With a strong group of seniors, the leadership roles will be passed down to sophomores and juniors. This spring, Coach Ogorek is planning to host a Leading Your Organization workshop to help the younger players develop their leadership skills. While PCA usually delivers this workshop to Athletic Directors or Board Members, Coach Ogorek’s approach illustrates an example of a partner working with PCA to customize workshops to fit the needs of any program. In order to spread the message to other teams, Coach Ogorek will invite participation from captains of other teams, such as girls’ basketball.
This summer and fall, Head Football Coach Greg Malling will use his workshops to train coaches and athletes. No two partners are the same. PCA-Minnesota works closely with partners to deliver workshops and provide resources that are as pertinent as possible to each school, league, organization, and conference. This is just one of the many great stories from our partners!