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For Immediate Release
Focuses on winning and life lessons for youth athletes
December, 2006, Madison, CT – Madison Youth Lacrosse has established a partnership with Positive Coaching Alliance (PCA) to ensure a positive, character-building experience for all youth athletes in the Madison Youth Lacrosse programs. PCA (www.PositiveCoach.org), a Stanford University-based non-profit organization, conducts workshops for coaches, organizational leaders, and parents involved in schools and sports organizations serving five-to-18-year-old athletes. PCA also provides workshops for high school athletes.


“We are delighted to partner with Madison Youth Lacrosse,” said PCA Executive Director Jim Thompson. “Together, we’ll strive to help their youth athletes take a positive approach to pursuing victories in athletic competition and in life.”
The workshops are scheduled to begin in February 2007. For information about the dates and locations, please email: PCA@madisonyouthlacrosse.org
About Positive Coaching Alliance
Since its launch in 1998, PCA has conducted thousands of live group workshops nationwide for roughly 200,000 youth sports leaders, coaches, parents and athletes, ultimately serving more than 1 million youth athletes. In 2006, PCA will conduct roughly 1,200 workshops across the U.S., primarily near hub markets of Northern California, Southern California, Chicago, Hawaii, New York City and Washington, DC. PCA’s National Advisory Board comprises luminaries from the worlds of academia, business and sports, such as National Spokesperson and Los Angeles Lakers Coach Phil Jackson, NBA and NCAA Champion Coach Larry Brown, former senator Bill Bradley, NFL Hall of Fame Member Ronnie Lott, Olympic Gold Medalist in Swimming Summer Sanders, University of North Carolina Men's Basketball Retired Head Coach Dean Smith, Cy Young winner Barry Zito, and Kansas City Chiefs Head Coach Herm Edwards.
About Madison Youth Lacrosse:
Madison Youth Lacrosse organizes and manages the youth lacrosse program in Madison, CT. For 25 years, Madison Youth Lacrosse has provided the opportunity to learn the game of lacrosse and has helped the sport grow and flourish in Madison and the Shoreline towns. MYL teaches and promotes the game of lacrosse in a fun, positive, safe and sportsmanlike environment. MYL teaches that sportsmanship is a way of life and instills the values to “HONOR THE GAME” through sportsmanship, teamwork, fair play and respect for the sport of lacrosse. MYL looks for ways to increase the educational and learning experience for young athletes, coaches and parents.
 Lacrosse is one of the fastest growing sports. Madison Youth Lacrosse consults with experts and professionals in the lacrosse world as a way to ensure that the MYL program is the best it can be for our players and parents. US Lacrosse, the CONNY Lacrosse League and the numerous CONNY youth lacrosse programs, college lacrosse coaches, the Positive Coaching Alliance, the Madison Sports Alliance and all our lacrosse colleagues throughout the US are invaluable resources to MYL. As lacrosse continues to grow and expand in CT and the US, these established lacrosse professionals have the experience and knowledge to advise and guide MYL in providing a great lacrosse experience for our players and parents.
For more information about Madison Youth Lacrosse, please visit: www.madisonyouthlacrosse.org.
For Immediate Release
have been selected to receive PCA Grants for 2006-2007!
Del Val Jr Lacrosse
Georgia Youth Lacrosse Assoc
New Jersey South Lacrosse Foundation
Madison Youth Lacrosse
US Lacrosse- Potomac Chapter
Northern California Jr Lacrosse
TomsRiver Lacrosse Club
A.G.R.A. Boys Lacrosse Program
Western MarylandChapter-US Lacrosse
Congratulations and Thank You for taking
the first steps towards preserving the culture of lacrosse!
Beth A. Reisinger
Director of Sport Development
US Lacrosse 
The mission of US Lacrosse is to ensure a unified and responsive organization
that develops and promotes the sport by providing services to its members and
programs to inspire participation, while preserving the integrity of the game.