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What is the Positive Coaching Alliance (PCA)?

Positive Coaching Alliance (PCA) is a nonprofit organization founded at Stanford University with the mission to transform youth sports so sports can transform youth. PCA was created to transform the culture of youth sports to give all young athletes the opportunity for a positive, character-building experience.

The PCA has three national goals:
 

  1. Replace the "win-at-all-cost" model of coaching with the Double-Goal Coach®, who wants to win but has a second, more important, goal of using sports to teach life lessons;
  2. Teach youth sports organization leaders how to create an organizational culture in which Honoring the Game is the norm; and
  3. Spark and fuel a "social epidemic" of Positive Coaching that will sweep this country.

There are many people in this nation who want to change the culture of youth sports, but they do not feel equipped to do so. Positive Coaching Alliance has developed practical tools to change the culture of youth sports and is making them available to coaches, parents, league organizers and others who will fire this movement.

PCA Tools for Parents

Here are some tools from PCA to help support your role as a parent operating within a Honoring the Game culture.

Parent Pledge

The Role of the Culture Keeper

Game Day Tips for Parents

Guidelines for a Coach/Parent Partnership

When Parents Need to Intervene

Empowering  Conversations

PCA Contact

Questions regarding PCA, please contact the VYS PCA Coordinator: Will Bowman at pca@vys.org.


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