The Summit at Copper Square, downtown Phoenix’s first residential high rise, recently landed two new tenants on its ground floor: BoSA Donuts and Clear Commercial Advisors. BoSa Donuts, one of the Valley’s largest doughnut chains, plans to host a grand opening at its Summit at Copper Square location on May 31. This 1,000-square-foot location will be BoSa’s 31st store in Arizona. For 2019, BoSA’s management team is focused on new store openings in the downtown Phoenix area. Aside from The Summit at Copper Square location, new BoSA stores are in the works for the Arizona Center and at 101 North First Avenue, both slated to open some time next month. “We are excited to celebrate the grand opening of our Summit at Copper Square location on May 31, which is also a big game day for the Arizona Diamondbacks,” said Jackson Chao, BoSa’s marketing manager. “Downtown Phoenix has been a focus of ours for the past several months and we’re glad to be opening our doors to customers very soon.” Clear Commercial Advisors, a real estate investment firm and brokerage with a current portfolio that includes 15 Metro Phoenix properties, purchased the retail commercial space, located at 310 S. Fourth St. in Phoenix, in December 2017. Built in 2007, the 23-story project overlooks Chase Field and features 165 luxury condos, in addition to the 11,000 square feet of retail space on the first floor, which Clear Commercial Advisors owns. Since Clear Commercial Advisors is invested in the success of downtown Phoenix and the warehouse district, it made sense to relocate its offices to the property. The firm was previously located in the Camelback Corridor. Located in Suite 101, the firm occupies 2,400 square feet of space at Copper Square.“Clear Commercial Advisors represents several retail properties in downtown, including The Summit at Copper Square as well as Portland on the Park and Tapestry on Central,” said Donny Peper, partner at Clear Commercial Advisors. “We’re carving out a niche for our firm that focuses on supporting the urban core, so it made sense to relocate our offices.” The Summit at Copper Square has approximately 7,600 square feet available for lease. Ideal uses include amenities for downtown users like food service businesses, as well as office space. For leasing information at The Summit at Copper Square, contact Shane Mackin at 602.638.1261 or [email protected]
NCDA trainees participate in a group discussion earlier this month at Nippon Sport Science University in Tokyo’s Setagaya Ward. | COURTESY OF NIPPON SPORT SCIENCE UNIVERSITY GET THE BEST OF THE JAPAN TIMES KEYWORDS Faculty behind the Nippon Sport Science University Coach Developer Academy (NCDA) program are confident that the “athlete-centered” culture it is fostering has made positive international progress since its 2014 inception.In collaboration with the International Council for Coaching Excellence, the grand vision of the NCDA has been to create a coaching culture that leads to positive experiences for everyone through sports. Nippon Sport Science University, Sport For Tomorrow, International Council for Coaching Excellence IN FIVE EASY PIECES WITH TAKE 5 RELATED PHOTOS That vision is accomplished by teaching participants to become coach developers who are effective at educating coaches and designing programs to further their progress.The program’s directors are optimistic that things are going in the right direction, having increased the number of trainees and successfully constructed an international coach developer community.According to the NCDA, 96 coach developers from 41 nations have taken part in the training over the years. As part of the current curriculum, trainees travel to Tokyo a few times per year for workshops, seminars and group discussions, while also honing their skills through remote studies online.The NCDA is part of “Sport for Tomorrow,” an international initiative created by the Japan Sports Agency with an aim to promote sports to over 10 million people around the globe from 2014 until the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics.Masamitsu Ito, a sports coaching professor at NSSU and one of the founders of the NCDA, said after an international symposium at the school’s main campus on Saturday that the idea of a coach developer had “gained recognition” over the years.Dr. John Alder, who is the head of Performance Pathways at the English Institute of Sport and has been a key expert for the NCDA, agreed with Ito’s sentiment, saying, “I would say it’s definitely been recognized as part of the professional language.”The hosting of the Olympic and Paralympic Games in Tokyo is putting much more attention on sports in general, which Ito insists will make 2020 a significant year for the NCDA program.“With sports gathering more attention, people are going to pay more attention to coaching, which is currently on the verge of changing,” said Ito, who serves as an NCDA deputy director. “So I think it’s very positive.”Ito recalled the 2012 incident at Osaka’s Sakuranomiya High School, where a male basketball player killed himself after repeatedly suffering physical punishment by his team’s head coach. The tragedy sent a shockwave through Japan, and Ito thinks similar incidents may have been a wake-up call in Japan’s sporting landscape.“I think it was pretty big,” Ito said of the Sakuranomiya case. “I think it made us all think that we shouldn’t waste an incident that took a young boy’s life. Before that, when we had corporal punishment and similar behaviors, somewhere in our minds we thought we needed (harsh coaching to make athletes more competitive) and we could not get away from that.”Alder said hosting the Olympics and Paralympics would be “a great opportunity” for Japan because the world is watching. He said it would be “a better opportunity to shine the light on great coaching, great coaches (and) how coaches can be better.”The NCDA began as a project that would run through 2020 as part of Japan’s Olympic and Paralympic movement.But Ito said that the program is likely to continue beyond this year with continuing budgetary support from the Japan Sports Agency. He said that one of the issues with the program is that there aren’t sufficient opportunities for the coach developers it produces, which means many countries haven’t been proactive about participating.Ito added that in the next chapter of the program, organizers are considering bringing in “decision-makers” who could create coaching systems in their respective countries as well as encourage those interested in training to become coach developers.“We are also hoping to get in (countries) where we have not had trainees in our program next year and on,” said Ito, who also serves as the director of NSSU Center for Coaching Excellence.
With 30 locations across the country, Village Hotels brings its high‐tech approach, hotel and gym, flexible work spaces and premium leisure offering to Filton, the heart of Bristol’s technology and business hub.Based just two miles away from the team’s current home at SGS College, the partnership will see the Flyers’ first team players train at the brand new Village Hotel Gym Bristol, which opened in at the beginning of the month.“We are delighted to join forces with Bristol’s only professional basketball team,” said Jennie Steward, General Manager of Village Hotel Bristol. “As a business at the heart of our community, we think the Flyers are a perfect fit for us. Our brand new state of the art gym in Filton will provide the players an elite environment for training, recovery and injury prevention.”