Paige Forster, the director of coaching for the Arlington Soccer Club, has been named a Regional Double-Goal Coach Award winner by Positive Coaching Alliance, a national nonprofit that works toward the development of better athletes, better people through sports done right.
Believing that “what gets rewarded, gets repeated,” PCA names the youth and high school coaches across the country for this award to shine a spotlight on their efforts to make sports for young athletes a place where they can come together to learn, grow and develop the character they need to thrive in sports and in life.
“Paige Forster was selected as one of just 100 coaches across the country for this prestigious recognition because she leads players and coaches at the Arlington Soccer Club with thoughtfulness, caring, positivity and accountability,” according to Beth O’Neill Maloney, executive director of PCA’s New England chapter. “Forster’s nomination, and the references submitted by the parents of children she has coached, as well as the coaches she has coached as Arlington’s director of coaching, made clear that she not only understands the X’s and O’s of the beautiful game but that she also knows how to bring out the best in each person she coaches.”
Maloney was impressed with the descriptions of Forster as “a ‘once-in-a-lifetime coach’ who can elevate a player’s game while addressing the areas in which they need to grow. With the oft-repeated mantra that ‘confidence is key,’ Paige Forster has an exceptional impact on the 300+ volunteer coaches and the almost 2,000 young athletes in the Arlington Soccer Club by developing a positive youth development culture.”
Forster is one of 100 Regional Double-Goal Coach Award winners, named for coaches who strive to win while also pursuing the goal of teaching life lessons through sports.