The two hour workshop was delivered by Active Schools Coordinators Dagmar Borrowman and Amy Saints. Positive Coaching Scotland (PCS) creates a positive environment in youth sport which focuses on encouraging effort and learning, improving performance and fostering competition. This combination helps young people deal positively with mistakes. PCS offers a visionary new approach – a practical alternative to the ‘win at all costs’ mentality and a timely response to the challenges facing youth sport. It provides the tools and framework for a positive sporting experience that can also be character-building.
By involving the whole community – sport leaders, coaches, parents and teachers – PCS can encourage a cultural shift in sport in Scotland, thereby inspiring young people to reach their potential. It sets a new standard for all the key influences in a young person’s life.
Euan Crawford, Ewan Sime, Luke Crant, Haris Ryalls, Conor MacPhee and Chris Shaw were the first of – what is hoped to be – many young people from the Highland Wildcats will be involved with with PCS over the coming year.