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Waterpolo - 12. March 2008.

USA Water Polo, Positive Coaching Alliance Announce National Partnership

March 10, 2008, Stanford, CA – Positive Coaching Alliance (PCA) -- a national non-profit that is transforming youth sports -- and USA Water Polo -- the sport’s national governing body -- have established a national partnership. Under the agreement, PCA will provide live group workshops and other services to USA Water Polo’s organizational leaders, coaches, parents and high school-age athletes.

“Positive Coaching Alliance is thrilled to partner with USA Water Polo,” said PCA Founder and Executive Director Jim Thompson. “This is a great opportunity for us to expand our movement to transform youth sports in tandem with a vibrant, growing sport that will command attention in this Olympic year.”

“Character is revealed by sport. What makes PCA effective is their nuanced understanding of how sport can also develop character,” said Christopher Ramsey, CEO of USA Water Polo. “When adversity looms, whether within a game or within life, those who triumph usually do so because of more than simple talent. Our goal is to work with PCA to instill recognition throughout water polo that honor, pride, character and commitment are central to achievement, both in the pool and out.”

PCA’s partnership network includes more than 1,100 youth sports organizations, cities and schools. In 2008, PCA will conduct roughly 1,500 live, group workshops across the U.S., while assisting thousands of other individuals via online workshops at www.PositiveCoach.org

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