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Recreational Coach Workshops

May 14, 2009 04:41 PM

Western Region RCWs

There will be three Recreational Coach Workshops (RCW) offered in the Western Region in June.  Each Workshop will take place from 9:00 a.m.-3:30 p.m.  Lunch is included, and all attendees will receive the RCW Participant Manual and other materials.

The first RCW will take place on Saturday, June 13 at Lancaster High School.  This RCW is being hosted by the Lancaster Parks, Recreation, and Forestry Department and will cost $10.  Please contact Host Site Director George Besch at 716 683-8652 or gbeschconsultant@yahoo.com to sign up. 

Another RCW will be held on Saturday, June 20 at Wanakah Country Club in Hamburg.  The Town of Hamburg Recreation Department is the host site and the contact is Chris Sadowski at 716 866-1151 or csado1@brockport.edu.  The cost for this RCW is $10.

Lastly, there will be an RCW on Friday, June 26 at Genesee Valley Park in Rochester.  Please contact Sam Chhoeun at 585 277-1654 or samc@rochesterymca.org for details and to register.  This Workshop is being hosted by the YMCA Love-15 Tennis (NJTL) Program, and the cost is $20.

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

The Top 10 Games Every Coach Should Know

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