• Jan. 6, 2023

    Teacher to deliver virtual coaching presentation

    Doug PetrickUpper St. Clair High School teacher and coach Doug Petrick will deliver a virtual presentation for Coaching Distance at 8 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 22, 2023. Coaching Distance is an online community for cross country and track coaches to learn, share ideas and connect.

    Titled, “Grow a Positive Culture,” Mr. Petrick will focus on how improving communication, playing the long-term game, and utilizing progressions have helped improve the culture of Upper St. Clair’s cross country and track programs. 

    “I will discuss how the environment, structure of practice, and day-to-day interactions have a large impact on the success of our athletes and program,” Mr. Petrick said. “A lot of what I will discuss can be used in the classroom. I truly believe good coaching is good teaching, and vice-versa.”

    Coaching Distance hosts monthly virtual clinics on various topics related to coaching and developing successful athletes and athletic programs. Presenters include high school and college-level coaches from throughout the country.

    “I feel honored to represent Upper St. Clair as other coaches that have presented each month are people I admire from across the United States in both high school and college ranks,” Mr. Petrick said.

    Mr. Petrick joined the Upper St. Clair High School science faculty in 2002. He coaches the school’s winter and spring track teams as well as cross country. Learn more about his presentation at https://www.coachingdistance.com/doug-petrick.