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Youth Bureau sports certification slated for this Wednesday

PLATTSBURGH - The Clinton County Youth Bureau will be providing a National Youth Sports Coaches Association Introduction to Coaching Youth Sports Certification Clinic for all youth basketball coaches Wednesday, Jan. 5. The clinic will be held at the Youth Bureau Offices at 133 Margaret St. in the Old Courthouse Building from 5 to 8 p.m.

The certification program covers the areas of psychology of coaching youth sports, maximizing athletic performance, first aid and safety, how to organize a fun and interesting practice and tips on teaching youth sports techniques. Coaches are required to complete an exam, sign a Code of Ethics Pledge and pay a nominal fee of $20 (check or money order only, payable to NYSCA).

Membership benefits include $1,000,000 Excess Liability Insurance, Youth Sport Coach - a NYSCA publication, and an official NYSCA membership card. Pre-registration is required.

For more information and to pre-register, call the Youth Bureau at 565-4750 by 4 p.m. Jan. 4.

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