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Trusted Coaches – Perfect fit for Blaine Area Little League

Trusted Coaches is excited to welcome Blaine Area Little League (B.A.L.L), MN. We are proud to provide a “one-stop shop” solution for their entire organization and community. The President of B.A.L.L, Chris Bentrott, recently shared this testimonial about Trusted Coaches:   “We have over 200 coaches who have gone through the Trusted Coaches training program.  We […]

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 […]

Coaching for Change

Coaching for Change is an interactive on-line training that provides youth coaches real life examples of how to recognize and address issues of sexual harassment, sexual abuse, teen dating violence, and domestic violence.  The training focuses on the “primary prevention” of these behaviors by introducing skills and strategies which create a team culture of gender equity […]

Educating and Training Great Youth Coaches

A Youth Sports Administrator’s Responsibility Sports provide the ultimate emotional highs and lows for participants and spectators alike. Youth sports are full of “teachable moments” about teamwork, psychological resilience, character development, building relationships and other life lessons. These types of teachable moments can’t be found in the classroom. Most parents recognize and endorse the positive […]

Youth Coaching Content is More Important Than Decibels

“You never realize the value of coaching until your children play for a coach.” – Coach Don Meyer Nearly everyone has been to youth sports events where parents complain bitterly about how loud their child’s coach is. Some youth coaches are very loud, seemingly overly enthusiastic and many times annoying, especially to parents of young […]