Our Coaching technique is based on Lerner’s Positive Youth Development Model (PYD) which uses the Five C’s: Competence, Confidence, Character, Connection, and Caring, to have a positive impact on children through coaching sport.
The model focuses on the strengths of the young people and individual qualities to form a more hopeful outlook towards their future. In addition, this can motivate the young person to encourage others and contribute to the environment that benefitted them. This can enable the individual to act as a role model to those within the community.
The relationship between the structure of the model and the outcome of the individual, create the sixth C of Lerner’s theory: Contribution.
“When youth believe that they should contribute to self and context and when they act on these beliefs, they will both reflect and promote further advances in their own positive development and, also, the health of their social world (Lerner et al., 2005, p. 23).