Over 70 parents of girls involved in football attended a Positive Coaching Scotland Workshop last night at Elmwood College, Cupar.

Positive Coaching Scotland (PCS) aims to address the "win at all costs" attitude often shown by parents and coaches by challenging them to change their attitude towards winning, and by acknowledging that winning means far more than what’s on the scoreboard.

Those present learnt how to "redefine winning; fill the emotional tank and how to honour the game".

Ann-Helen Grahm, Scottish FA Assistant National Team Coach and National Development Officer, echoed the themes put across during the presentation by stating that "having the right atmosphere and environment is crucial in the development of footballers - parents play a crucial role in this development."

The workshop was of particular importance due to the growth of the girls game across the Scottish FA East Region, with 22 clubs and 61 teams now competing.

PCS programmes are being rolled out across Fife, with all youth teams being part of the programme, it is proving to be a hit with parents and coaches alike.

For more information on Girls and Women’s Football in teh East Region, please contact:

Sam Milne
Girls & Women’s Football Development Officer
Mob 07841569805 or sam.milne@scottishfa.co.uk