Stay Proactive on Your Coaches' Certifications - Go Online and Keep Your Coaches Safe!




No sports on TV…no national tournaments, no local teams practicing or playing…and the Olympics are postponed!  

Certainly, public health is the most critical issue at hand, but it’s important to remember that these conditions are temporary. Sports will once again play a beneficial role in our lives in terms of fitness, stress relief, building teamwork, boosting self esteem and more.  

Catholic Faith Technologies, in cooperation with our partner, Coaching Coaches, LLC wants you to know that all of you are in our prayers as we battle this unwanted crisis. There are ways to prepare for your upcoming seasons even when teams and coaches can’t gather.

Coaching Coaches provides online courses through the CFT platform. These online programs provide a way for coaches to meet their coaching requirements and certifications while staying safe at home. These courses have been viewed by more than 60,000 coaches representing several different dioceses with extraordinarily positive evaluations.  

By utilizing these online programs, your CYO program can stay current with its coaches' requirements, avoid multiple coaching meetings, and prevent the gathering of people when we start to get back to some normalcy.

We frequently hear “we aren’t sure who will be coaching this fall,” but experience shows that over fifty percent of coaches are planning on coaching in the fall. New coaches may have been waiting for this opportunity for years.

These three courses can be a positive step forward in an uncertain time:

Coaching to Make a Positive Difference:    This online program is the foundation for all the programs.  New diocese price is $20 versus $29 through June 30th, 2020.  

 

Looking in the Mirror:  this online program is designed for more experienced volunteer coaches (greater than 3 years), high school coaches and can be used as a re-certification course.  New diocese price is $20 versus $29 through June 30th, 2020.  

 

Positive Parent Participation:  this online PARENT program is a real eye-opener for PARENTS.  It is a short online program which delivers a very strong message to parents as to their role in youth sports.  This online program completes the Coaching Coaches' Triangle:  Child, Coach and Parent!  The cost will be $15 until July 31, 2020

For more information, please contact: bill.bommarito@coaching-coaches.com

 

 

Catholic Faith Technologies Offers Free Online Faith Formation During Pandemic

            Catholic Faith Technologies Offers Free Online Faith Formation

 

Catholic Faith Technologies wants to keep dioceses, parishes, schools, and families safe and productive during the pandemic. To serve those preventing the spread of the coronavirus by voluntarily isolating or entering quarantine, CFT is offering as many resources as possible to meet faith formation needs.

Jay Breeden, President of CFT adds, “While technology allows us to offer online learning, what we’re hearing from many parents and educators is they don’t know how to start! Our day to day business is helping dioceses, parishes, and schools to maximize engagement, faith formation, certifications, centralized communications, and more. And we can help you to achieve some of your formation and development goals now – for free.   To make that process easier and supply the support you need to deliver your formation learning, we’ve created a series of resource videos to help you get started.”

 

During this time, CFT is serving the faith by providing:

·         Grade School - FREE Faith and Life* courses through the generosity of Ignatius Press for those students soon celebrating Confirmation, First Communion, or enrolled in on-site religious education.

·         High School - FREE Didache* series courses and online materials in partnership with the Midwest Theological Forum that will allow students to continue their studies at home.

·         Adult Formation - FREE Faith Foundations* courses from My Catholic Faith Delivered.

·         Professional Development - We offer online courses brought to you by Catholic Distance University and network of partner dioceses, these are also available on My Catholic Faith Delivered or through your diocesan formation office.

·         For those schools already scheduled for NCEA IFG - ACRE or Adult Survey - testing, we are supporting rescheduling the assessment window or converting to the online version.

·         Baptism Matters, the new baptism-preparation program from RENEW International. Wherever you are sheltering, you will be able to view online modules for parish staff and baptism teams. Topics include baptism as initiation into a community; welcoming young parents in ways that invite them to become engaged in parish life; accommodating the diverse backgrounds and circumstances of our families; and focusing all parish activity on “mission” rather than “maintenance.” 

To learn more visit:   http://faithformation.zohosites.com/

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Breeden continues, “During times like this, people turn to their faith. It is comforting and it helps to normalize their lives. To reduce disruption for students in faith formation and other others partaking in faith-based learning, we are glad to be able to provide sense of continuity through our online platform. Especially now, it’s the best way for us to continue our mission to serve the Church and we are so thankful to our partners for allowing us to bring these courses to you.”

Built for a higher purpose – And this is it!

CFT was built to help dioceses streamline and scale all mission-critical initiatives while creating touch points for each parish and school to maximize engagement, faith formation, certifications, centralized communications, and more. This mission is not one to be put on hold due to a global emergency. The very nature of our offering makes it possible to continue consistent communications, integrated learning, and community engagement without disruption.

Because CFT’s operations are not dependent on any single physical location, we can ensure continuity of service and access to online content no matter where you are.

If you have questions on any of these updates, we are always happy to hear from you and welcome the opportunity for a conversation – info@catholicfaithtech.com.

* Courses offered free of charge through June 30, 2020 at which time access will expire.

Contact: Jay Breeden | (866) 712-9906