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IL- Skokie PPR Certification Workshop

PPR has created detailed on court education for coaches working with adult pickleball players. PPR certification workshops illustrate how to deliver quality individual and group lessons for adult beginner and improver adults, while attending to individual needs. The certification process consists of a recommended 2 hours of at home study using the study guide. The 6 hour on court workshop is an immersion of hands on experiences preparing coaches for a three part assessment phase. The two areas assessed during the workshop are personal skills demonstration and the delivery of a 20-minute group lesson highlighting coaching skills. The final assessment is an online written exam submitted within seven (7) days of completion of the workshop.
Key Elements of the PPR Workshop are:
- Introduction to the game of pickleball
- Creating success for beginner pickleball players 
- Developing quality warm-ups for beginner and improver adults 
- Outlining specific technical parameters 
- Introducing competitive formats   
- Organizing effective lesson structures for beginner and improver adults 
To successfully pass all areas of assessment, coaches must be able to demonstrate the following:
- Play pickleball at a minimum 3.5 level or better with technically sound strokes
- Demonstrate all the basic shots in pickleball, both technically and tactically
- Show an understanding of the technical stroke parameters as outlined in the PPR study guide
- Effectually and concisely communicate relevant information
- Explain how the game of pickleball is played
- Effectively organize students in a manner that allows for optimal learning
- Successfully conduct a 20-minute group lesson at the conclusion of the workshop
- Score a minimum of 75% or higher on the online written assessment within 7 days following the PPR workshop

Clinician: Deb Mascarin

Workshop: Saturday, March 23, 9am-6pm (includes testing)
Skokie Park District – Weber Leisure Center 9300 Weber Park Place Skokie, IL 60077 USA
Online registration not available.

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