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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 […]

Are your coaches Trusted Coaches?

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What youth coach selection and training tools is your youth sports organization currently using? The Trusted Coaches ( Trusted Coaches Introductory video) educational program offers a nationwide background check as well as three other components that are fundamental to being a successful youth coach. A 501 (c) (3) nonprofit Minnesota company (Minnesota Youth Athletic Services in […]

Risk Management Tips for Youth Sports Organizations

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Good risk management is a fundamental responsibility of all youth sports organizations (YSO). Risk management has a lot of moving parts, so it requires careful analysis, perseverance and proactive thinking. Good risk management, however, is not brain surgery, but rather requires what has been described as “organized common sense.” Not spending the proper time on […]

Coaching for Change

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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 […]

Partnership with Positive Coaching Alliance®

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Last Friday, Dawson Blanck, Executive Director of Trusted Coaches, presented Positive Coaching® Alliance Founder and Director, Jim Thompson with a 3rd Quarter Commission Check. The Trusted Coaches program partners with the Positive Coaching Alliance® and uses their Double Goal Coach® character education course as the centerpiece for the four part on-line program. Trusted Coaches is […]

Faribault Youth Baseball (MN) endorses Trusted Coaches

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In March, Faribault Youth Baseball Association (MN) purchased 30 seats for their 2015 Youth Baseball Coaches. On behalf of the Trusted Coaches team, we are excited to welcome them as members of our unique program that provides the most up-to-date training tools necessary at your finger tips. Nicole Roach, President of Faribault Youth Baseball Association (MN) endorses Trusted Coaches […]

The Challenge of Recruiting and Training Good Coaches

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The Trusted Coaches team has well over 100 years of combined experience serving in leadership positions for youth sports organizations. Various members have held titles such as Executive Director, President, Vice President, Area Director, Travel Director, Coaching Coordinator, Tryout Supervisor, etc. Team member expertise is primarily with community-based programs that employ volunteer coaches. Each team […]

Educating and Training Great Youth Coaches

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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

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“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 […]