Chicago, IL (PRWEB) February 28, 2012
The Center for Ethical Youth Coaching announced today a special price reduction on their comprehensive certification program for youth coaches to quickly address the need for youth coaches to have the highest qualifications. To make certification available to the largest number of eligible candidates possible, The Center for Ethical Youth Coaching has made their state-of-the-art certification, the Ethical Youth Certification (EYC) available at an 87% reduction for 24 hours. This special opportunity begins at 10:00am CST on March 1, 2012. To obtain this special pricing an interested coach simply visits the Center’s web site: http://www.ethicalyouthcoaching.com and follow the links to sign up for the training manual and register for the background check and the EYC test.
“We (The Center for Ethical Youth Coaching) have the most comprehensive and up-to-date credentialing process in the country and using advanced technology we can credential a coach with almost no waiting period, thus reducing any period of vulnerability for a school or youth program. No waiting to take a course or hear a presentation and an immediate background check.” Said Justin Mayer, President and Founder of the Center for Ethical Youth Coaching. “The Ethical Youth Coach credential is also the lowest cost coaching certification available. As a nonprofit organization we’re in this to help kids and coaches. With this special price we are removing any hesitance an adult may have to be fully certified as a coach.”
The Center for Ethical Youth Coaching has developed the most comprehensive training and certification program available for coaches at all levels of youth sports from the earliest ages through college coaches. This certification is called, the Ethical Youth Coach Certification or EYC. To be certified as an EYC coach, a prospective coach must read a training manual and then take an exam both of which cover the areas of ethics, safety, first aid, good communication, sportsmanship, healthy lifestyle, discipline, developmental issues in young people and handling special issues in youth coaching such as dealing with parents, motivating players, child abuse, and substance abuse. The coach then passes a background check from the leading security screening service and pledges to uphold the ethical standards of the CEYC. The normal cost of the three-year certification is $75.00 and that covers the manual, test fees and background check. All procedures can be done online at the Center’s website. http://www.ethicalyouthcoaching.com.
“In our contacts and research around the U.S. a comment we hear occasionally is: ‘If we make coaches go through a lot of hoops to coach, we won’t have anyone step up to do it.’ The truth is that such an attitude is misguided and dangerous for the young people, schools, park districts and youth programs. In fact, more often we have heard a counter statement that we totally agree with: ‘If an adult is not interested enough to submit to a background check, study a training manual, take a test, adhere to ethical standards and pay a small fee, then do we really want this adult leading our children and youth?” Said Dr. John Mayer, Vice-President at the Center for Ethical Youth Coaching and an acclaimed expert on families and youth.
The mission of the not-for-profit Center for Ethical Youth Coaching is to raise the ethical standards of coaches who work with young athletes, through research, publication, credentialing and public presentations. As a result of raising these ethical standards, young athletes will be in the best possible position to learn and grow through sports. Sports are a tremendous way to learn about life and develop life skills; it is therefore important that coaches are prepared to guide young athletes in the most ethical manner possible.