A Message from Rob Castagna, Director of Athletics, Health, and Physical Education
I hope this letter finds you in good health and high spirits. I am writing to you with great excitement and anticipation as we embark on a new chapter in our high school. I am delighted to announce our partnership with The Positive Coaching Alliance (PCA), a highly regarded organization committed to instilling positive values in youth activities. On September 21st, all high school students will participate in a school-wide assembly. Our shared vision revolves around promoting good citizenship and sportsmanship, fostering an environment of mutual respect, and teaching our students to lead with enthusiasm and empathy. This collaboration will undoubtedly enrich our school community, equipping our students with life skills that extend far beyond the classroom and playing field. We invite you to join us in celebrating this fantastic opportunity as we work towards creating a positive and inclusive environment where our students can thrive.
Yours in sports and education,
Director of Health, Physical Education, and Athletics
Positive Coaching Alliance
Byram Hills School District has partnered with Positive Coaching Alliance (PCA) as we continue to make sportsmanship one of the most important initiatives of our department. PCA provides training, tools, and resources to schools and sports programs across the country in order to cultivate a positive and inclusive youth sports culture. All athletic directors, liaisons, and coaches are required to participate in one PCA sportsmanship and leadership workshop a year to promote appropriate behavior and best practices.
For more information on PCA, please review the information and links below.
PCA Development Zone Resource Center
Visit the Positive Coaching Alliance (PCA) Development Zone Resource Center to find great resources to help teach and promote a positive youth sports experience through videos, articles, resource materials, and more!
Visit the Positive Coaching Alliance (PCA) Blog page to find the latest PCA updates and feature stories, celebrating the importance of a positive coaching experience in youth sports.
PCA Mental Health Resources
Visit the PCA Mental Health Resource Sheet below to learn more about how to incorporate important mental health education into your athletic programs.