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Western Region RCW’s

May 14, 2008 06:35 PM

There will be several Recreational Coach Workshops (RCW) offered in the Western Region this Spring.  Each Workshop costs $10 (which includes lunch and handouts) and will take place from 9:00 AM-3:30 PM on the specified date.

The first RCW will take place on Saturday, May 31 at Lancaster High School.  This RCW is being hosted by the Lancaster Parks, Recreation, and Forestry Department.  Please contact Host Site Director George Besch at 716-683-8652 or gbeschconsultant@yahoo.com to sign up. 

Another RCW will be held on Sunday, June 8 at Hyde Park in Niagara Falls.  For more information or to register, please contact Shawna Macfarlane at 716-531-5862 or macfarlaneshawna@aol.com

A third RCW will take place at Wanakah Country Club in Hamburg on Saturday, June 14.  The Town of Hamburg Recreation Department is the host site and the contact is Chris Sadowski at 716-866-1151 or csado1@brockport.edu

Lastly, there will be an RCW on Saturday, June 21 at Delaware Park in Buffalo.  Please contact Maria Lirio at 885-1715 or lirio@eastern.usta.com for details and to register.

An RCW is an interactive, on-court training program designed for tennis teachers and coaches working with players at the recreational level.  Taught by a specially trained, certified teaching professional, this active 6-hour session covers:

  • Teaching large groups
  • The games-based approach to coaching
  • The QuickStart Tennis format
  • Running effective team practices

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These workshops are an excellent primer for new coaches as well as a valuable refresher course for those with teaching experience but who seek more current methods and effective tools.

Upon completion of the six-hour workshop, attendees will:

  • Become eligible for membership as a PTR Recreational Coach and in USPTA as a Developmental Coach
  • Be able to effectively run entry level groups and teams
  • Receive access to the latest in transition ball technology and additional coaching resources