By Mike Flanagan
Hometown Weekly Sports Editor
Dover-Sherborn Soccer Club coach Adrian Hill was recently named a Regional Double-Goal Coach award winner, one of just 100 coaches selected nationwide by Positive Coaching Alliance (PCA).
The Double-Goal Coach Award recognizes coaches who strive to win while also pursuing the more important goal of teaching life lessons to children through sports.
"When Adrian Hill coaches soccer, his focus is on delivering the highest quality, positive experience for the players, and their families," said the PCA's press release on Hill's award recognition. "The result? Lots of fun, and lots of wins too. In recognition of his exceptional, inspirational commitment, Adrian Hill has been named a Regional Double-Goal Coach Award winner, one of just 100 coaches selected nationwide by Positive Coaching Alliance (PCA), a national nonprofit dedicated to developing better athletes and better people through sports done right. PCA names the finest 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, because 'what gets rewarded, gets repeated.'"
Beth O’Neill Maloney, regional director of PCA’s New England chapter (PCA/NE), spoke highly of Hill and says he exemplifies everything a youth program should want in a coach.
"Adrian Hill exemplifies the principles PCA teaches," said Maloney. "He knows his ‘why' for coaching town soccer caring through compassion, creativity, humor, patience, and an abundance of thoughtful communication with players."
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