- March 26, 2014
Jay Dobrutsky was pleased when the opportunity recently arose to join the Board of the Chicago Chapter of Positive Coaching Alliance. PCA is a nationwide non-profit organization dedicated to ensuring that youth sports fulfills its potential of developing self-confidence, empathy, resilience, teamwork, and self-discipline in young athletes. In short, PCA's mission is to develop "Better Athletes, Better People." Developed at the Stanford Athletic Department, PCA, through partnerships with youth sports organizations, leagues, schools and cities, conducts training workshops for coaches, parents, organizational leaders and athletes.
Dobrutsky, who practices in the firm's Litigation and Religious/Not-For-Profit practice groups, welcomed the opportunity to assist PCA in fulfilling its mission. Looking back on his own experiences in youth sports, and now watching his son's participation in middle school athletics, Dobrutsky believes that "anyone who has ever been involved in youth sports can't help but appreciate the countless ways in which that experience can teach young people how to meet the challenges they will encounter thought their lives." Dobrutsky adds, "I believe that most coaches of youth sports want it to be a positive and enriching experience for their athletes, but they do not always possess the research, knowledge and skills to make that happen. PCA provides that critical support." For more information about Positive Coaching Alliance-Chicago, visit http://chicago.positivecoach.org.
Jay Dobrutsky can be contacted at 312/840-7089 or firstname.lastname@example.org.