Archive | January, 2016

Partnership with PCA

The partnership between Minnesota Youth Athletic Services’ Trusted Coaches Program and Positive Coaching Alliance-Minnesota®(PCA-Minnesota) incorporates PCA’s Double-Goal Coach® Online Course into the suite of services Trusted Coaches offers, which also includes national criminal background checks and first-aid and concussion training. “The Double-Goal Coach online training is our key educational component to our membership program,” said Dawson Blanck, […]

Executive Director Dawson Blanck

As the Executive Director of Trusted Coaches, I am extremely passionate about our mission of educating and training youth coaches. I have always found it peculiar that high school coaches got the necessary training they needed, but the youth coaches who influence our young children the most (besides their parents) do not have any specific […]

Survey Feedback

The Trusted Coaches membership is nearing 2,000 coaches, so we decided we need some survey feedback from our customers. The Trusted Coaches team sent out a survey to current Trusted Coaches and the Administrators that have used the program. Feedback from the survey gave us some great things to work on, so keep checking back to […]

Background Check Double Check

When talking to a potential organization about using Trusted Coaches, we often hear something like, “We know our coaches – they are our neighbors, our friends, our kids play with their kids. We live in a small, tight-knit community and everyone knows everyone else’s business.”  So you think you really know them, huh?  According to this […]

Recent Website Updates

Website Speed:   Have you noticed any recent website updates? The Trusted Coaches website is now cruising at light speed since moving to a WordPress optimized hosting platform that uses the latest available technologies in virtual hosting. The speed increases can be attributed to the optimization of the new platform specifically for WordPress, custom page […]

Member Spotlight

Teresa Karsten's second grade soccer team

Member Spotlight With Teresa Karsten Q.  What youth sports organizations are you involved with? A.  Fridley Heights Soccer Club and Fridley Basketball Association (Fridley, MN).   Q.  What are your roles with those associations? A.  I am the president of the Fridley Heights Soccer Club and have coached many rec teams over the years. I […]