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Parents and Coaches Together

[Updated: 12/11/2014]

What is PACT?

Parents and Coaches Together (PACT) is an educational program developed at the University of Notre Dame’s Center for Ethical Education and Development. The program is:

  • Based on research from developmental, educational, and sport psychology.
  • Designed to help coaches and parents to be on the same page in successfully creating a positive and motivating climate in Minnesota youth soccer.
  • Presented by experienced trainers approved by the University of Notre Dame.
  • PACT empowers coaches and parents to realize their unique roles in fostering athlete intrinsic motivation, character development, optimal performance, well-being and satisfaction.

Why Host or Attend a PACT Seminar?

As a parent or coach, would you like your child/athlete to:

  • Enjoy their participation in soccer more?
  • Be more motivated to play and improve?
  • Have an improved sense of self through competition?

When and Where PACT Seminars are Offered

PACT seminars are hosted by member clubs throughout the state in the fall (Aug–Oct) and winter (Jan–Apr) seasons. The two-hour and 15-minute seminars are offered in a casual setting and presented to you by instructors trained and approved by the University of Notre Dame.

Your instructor will use video, a PowerPoint presentation and discussion to deliver the PACT message. You will receive a manual filled with additional materials and references for use as you progress through the soccer year. Your participation in the PACT program will help create the best soccer climate for Minnesota’s youth.


PACT Parent Seminars

Date Start End Host Club Location Reg Ends
Jan. 8 18:00 20:15 MapleBrook Maple Grove High School Jan. 3
Jan. 13 19:00 21:15 Lakeville McGuire Middle School Jan. 8
Jan. 26 18:00 20:15 MapleBrook Maple Grove High School Jan. 21
Feb. 9 18:00 20:15 Central Minnesota Rasmussen College (St. Cloud) Feb. 6
Feb. 9 18:00 20:15 MapleBrook Maple Grove High School Feb. 6
Feb. 17 19:00 21:15 Lakeville McGuire Middle School Feb. 12
Mar. 2 18:30 20:45 Blaine Blaine City Hall Feb. 25
Mar. 4 18:30 20:45 Blaine Blaine City Hall Feb. 27
Mar. 19 19:00 21:15 Lakeville McGuire Middle School Mar. 14

PACT Coach Seminars

Date Start End Host Club Location Reg Ends
Feb. 2 18:30 20:45 Blaine Blaine City Hall Jan. 28
Mar. 12 18:00 20:15 MapleBrook Maple Grove High School Mar. 7

How Can I Receive More Information about PACT?

For more information on PACT or how a club may host a PACT seminar, please contact Ivan Woyno, MYSA Director of Member Services, at 952-252-0226 (800-366-6972) or ivanwoyno@mnyouthsoccer.org.