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 From the Desk of Executive Director, Dawson Blanck  

Since March, it has been Dawson's mission to introduce the benefits of the Trusted Coaches program to youth sports organizations across Minnesota and the rest of the Country.  

For so many organizations to realize the importance and benefit of this entire platform for their youth sports organization has been very rewarding and mirrors his beliefs in Trusted Coaches.     

Recent Website Updates

The Trusted Coaches Team has asked for your opinions in improving our website. We have heard the critiques, suggestions, and praise, and we are the type of organization that listens to our customers. As proof, we have updated several key components of our website to make YOUR experience better.  

One of the main issues we corrected was response time. You will now find the Trusted Coaches website flying at light speeds, up to 6.5 faster than in the past, even faster than the Millennium Falcon. Perhaps not that fast, but to find out more about the updates, read this blog from our Master Website Jedi, Adam Klinkhammer.

Trusted Coaches  Resource Center 

The Trusted Coaches Resource Center provides our members the added benefit of easy accessibility to high-value training materials and helpful instruction. This will serve as a central clearinghouse for cutting-edge coaching methods and best practices for administrators.

Recently, we added a wealth of coaching material to this members-only section. If you are a member of Trusted Coaches, you can access the Trusted Coaches Coach Resource Center here... 
Member Spotlight

Teresa Karsten is a coach, a youth sports organization (YSO) administrator, and a mom. What motivates her to coach in and run a YSO? Teresa gives us some great insight into the world of coaching and administrating, and shares some insider information on how the Trusted Coaches program has helped her. Find out more in our Q & A with Teresa.

Customer Survey Results

Thank you to everyone who participated in our customer survey. Participants were put in a drawing for a Dick's Sporting Goods gift certificate.  

Congratulations to winners Jerome Krieger, President of Forest Lake Hoops Club, and Keri Kissell, Plymouth/Wayzata youth basketball coach.

A summary of the initial customer satisfaction “Key Findings” were very gratifying and include:  

Participating Youth Sports Organizations

Since Trusted Coaches launched in March of 2015, over 3,000 memberships have been purchased in Minnesota, Illinois and Louisiana.  

These organizations understand how important training and education are for their coaches.  Click Here to see who's in the know!
Background Check
Double Check

When talking to 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."  So you think you really know them...

Customer Testimonials

“As the President of Elk River Youth Baseball Association, and also a Minnesota Youth Athletic Services travel baseball coach for many years, I can tell you that the Trusted Coaches Certification Program is critical at this time in youth sports."  

“The Trusted Coaches program is fantastic! It is very complete preparing coaches for a new season." Read more...

"Best thing our association has done in years! Very professional, well thought out program. We are now having our In-house coaches become Trusted Coaches certified as well." Anonymous Survey Respondent

"Loved this module! We all need reminders and tips on appropriate conduct with our players and keeping the season positive!"   Anonymous Survey Respondent
Trusted Partner Highlight: 
Positive Coaching Alliance-Minnesota

Trusted Coaches Program has partnered with the Positive Coaching Alliance-Minnesota since we began offering the Trusted Coaches program in 2015. Their local Minnesota chapter of the national non-profit Positive Coaching Alliance focuses on developing “Better Athletes, Better People” through youth and high school sports. Learn how this partnership benefits you.  Read more...
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