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Lockport YMCA to Host Annual SUNY Coaching Certification
Lockport YMCA to Host Annual SUNY Coaching Certification

Lockport, N.Y. – The Lockport YMCA is hosting a SUNY Youth Sports Institute Coaching Certification Course on Wednesday, January 19th.  The upcoming course will be the second SUNY Coaching Certification held with the Lockport YMCA since January 2010.   

The class is scheduled to begin at 6:30pm at the Lockport YMCA on East Avenue, and will last approximately 3 hours.  The course is open to all who are interested within the Lockport community.  John Strong will be the SUNY Youth Sports Institute Instructor teaching the Wednesday evening course. 

Many YMCA’s across New York State have embraced the SUNY curriculum.  Currently the SUNY Youth Sports Institute has certified coaches at YMCA’s in Central New York, the Capital District, Downstate, New York City, Long Island, and Western New York.  In addition, all of the YMCA’s in the Greater Rochester Area will be certifying with the SUNY Youth Sports Institute at the YMCA Corporate Office in Rochester on January 24th.    

The SUNY Youth Sports Institute expects to add 25+ coaches to its list of over 6,500 certified members on the 19th in Lockport.  If you are interested in becoming a SUNY Youth Sports Certified Coach you can register online for this course at the cost of $20 or find future training dates at http://www.youthsportsny.org/eregistration.html.

 

About the SUNY Youth Sports Institute 

The SUNY Youth Sports Institute has been chartered by the State University of New York to assist local communities in creating sustainable and positive sport environments for children throughout New York State.  The Institute’s seven module coaching certification curriculum addresses topics of serious concern for coaches; adult volunteers; and health, education and youth advocates.  In a single, two-and-a-half hour training session, the SUNY Youth Sports Institute offers training and certification in a set of minimum standards to non-school youth coaches across all youth sports.  Since March 2008, the SUNY Youth Sports Institute has trained and certified over 6,500 youth sport coaches in towns and cities across New York State.  These coaches come from all areas of sport and span a wide variety of ages.

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