January and February have been busy months for the grassroots football community in East Renfrewshire!
350 football coaches from local clubs have amassed, in recent weeks, at Mearns Castle High School to be inspired into creating a fun, safe, nurturing environment for all players. Aiming to play in East Renfrewshire Soccer Development Associations 17/18 season the event was organised by East Renfrewshire Culture and Leisure and ERSDA's partnership, which aims to ensure that all players are given the chance to thrive and develop.
Stuart Grieve, Football Programme Manager for PCS, kicked off the morning covering topics including, mastery, respect, confidence, mindset and life skills. This was followed by support given to local clubs and coaches to ensure compliance before registering new teams for the season starting on March the 4th.
PCS fits perfectly with ERSDA's aim of creating a positive, stress-free and fun environment for kids to play competitive football.
Gordon Miller, ERSDA President
I found the presentation on PCS very accessible. As a volunteer coach with no previous coaching experience it is often difficult to decide how best to speak to children to get the best out of them. Today we have been given a better insight into appropriate communication with players, how to build their confidence and support them when they are being challenged and finding things tough.
James Fargie, Coach, Giffnock Soccer Centre
If you would like anymore information on football in your community or Positive Coaching Scotland please contact, John Gervaise, Football Development Officer at firstname.lastname@example.org
You can also find further information on local football opportunities, delivered by East Renfrewshire Culture and Leisure, here.