PCA Development Zone

Positive Coaching Alliance, aka PCA, has developed an entire online resource center to help coaches, parents, players and organization administrators make the most out of their youth sports involvement. PCA's motto: Better Athletes, Better People.

The Positive Coach uses the power of positive reinforcement to pursue winning and the more important goal of teaching life lessons through sports. "Encouraging athletes with positive reinforcement helps them hear and heed the necessary corrections. With that winning combination of truthful, specific praise and constructive criticism, athletic performance improves and so do the chances that kids stick with sports longer and learn all the valuable life lessons inherently available through organized competition."

Kobe Bryant and His Impact on Women’s Sports

How to Encourage Positive Fan Behavior:  "Honor the Game" Gameplan

 Honoring the Game - Life is a Team Sport

The ROOTS Of Honoring The Game And Sportsmanship

Positive Coaching Alliance

Positive Coaching Alliance Development Zone

Videos: The Power of Positive with Brian McBride

Video: Coaches Can Measure Success Based on How Many Kids Want to Play Next Year

Video: Tony LaRussa: Developing a Player in All Aspects

Two Little League® World Series Coaches Win Positive Coach Alliance Double-Goal Coach Award

PCA Presents: Coaches Crossing The Line

Million Coaches Challenge

PCA Online Courses

  Coaching With Empathy

Practice Planning - Empathy Examples

Incorporating Empathy

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Double-Goal Coach®: Coaching for Winning and Life Lessons

If you have no experience with PCA, this is the course for you... Positive is Powerful! In this highly-interactive online Double-Goal Coach® course from PCA – with advice from top pro athletes and coaches on PCA’s National Advisory Board – coaches explore why and how to pursue both winning and the more important goal of teaching life lessons through sports.

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Double-Goal Coach®: Culture, Practices and Games

Phil Jackson, Doc Rivers, Herm Edwards and other top coaches and athletes help you create a team culture of excellence. Specific sections of the course focus on how to create dynamic practices and strategies for getting the most from your athletes – as players and as people -- before, during and after the game.

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Double-Goal Coach®: Developing the Triple-Impact Competitor®

Phil Jackson, Julie Foudy, Shane Battier, Herm Edwards and other top coaches and athletes train coaches to help high school athletes become "Triple-Impact Competitors" who improve on three levels: Personal Mastery – Making oneself better, Leadership – Making one's teammates better, and Honoring the Game – Making the game better.

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Honoring the Game: The Official's Role in Creating a Positive Youth Sports Culture

This interactive workshop is filled with powerful officiating tools, is based on the latest research from sports psychology, and reflects the "best practices" of elite officials across the country! It introduces PCA's three main principles behind creating a positive youth sports culture for officials: Mastery (ELM); Never Too High, Never Too Low; Honoring the Game.

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Second-Goal Parent®: Developing Winners in Life Through Sports

Top coaches and athletes train youth sports parents to focus on helping their children process the life lessons uniquely available through sports. This highly interactive workshop provides specific tips and techniques for parents to use in talking with their children on game day, developing a productive parent – coach relationship, and becoming effective and positive supporters in the stands.

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Triple-Impact Competitor®: A Leadership Workshop for Athletes

Doc Rivers, Julie Foudy, Shane Battier and other top coaches, athletes, and experts teach student-athletes how to make positive contributions on three levels: Personal Mastery: Improving Oneself; Leadership: Improving Teammates; Honoring the Game: Improving the Sport.


Sports Can Battle Racism

Sports Can Battle Racism:  A Workshop For Coaches 

10 Tips Offered by Otis Sadler and Mal Washington - March 2, 2021
10 Tips Offered by the Roundtable Panel:  Celebrating Girls & Women in Sports - February 11, 2021
10 Tips Offered by Sacramento Kings Assistant Coach Lindsey Harding - February 11, 2021
Sports Can Battle Racism - Action Steps


As an introduction to the program, this is an opportunity to experience some of the transformational moments of the past year as well as gain an understanding of the key pillars that make up the foundation of our SCBR initiative.     EXPLORE NOW


Make that courageous conversation. To prepare and help you in establishing a dialogue with your athletes regarding equity and inclusion, we offer a conversation guide to better develop solutions that work to battle racism within the environment of sports.     EXPLORE NOW


Hear the points of view of some of the most inspiring thought leaders in sports, as well as, prolific athletes of color who have broken through racial and gender barriers, heralding lasting positive change in their wake.    EXPLORE NOW


As an opportunity to proactively problem solve and create a dialogue around equity, we invite you to sign-up and take part in our free Sports Can Battle Racism roundtable happening this Wednesday, June 9th. 


We are pleased to offer free access to a 15-minute version of our Sports Can Battle Racism workshop webinar which will provide a brief inside look at how the program furthers a culture of equity and inclusivity for all.     EXPLORE NOW

Hear from one of PCA’s key educational partners as they articulate the impact the SCBR initiative has had on the ability of coaches and teachers to engage in conversations about race and inclusivity with their students.     EXPLORE NOW

This past year as a community and a culture we have made the commitment to support issues of inclusivity and equity. We now invite you to lend your voice to ours, so that we may all stand together for positive change.     EXPLORE NOW

8 Takeaways:  Sports Can Battle Racism Lessons, Challenges and Opportunities
Roundtable discussed focused on a Year of Learning.   VIEW NOW

First Roundtable - June 29, 2020
Sports Can Battle Racism:  How Coaches, Parents, and Administrators Can Play a Positive Role     Recap
Second Roundtable - July 28, 2020
Sports Can Battle Racism:  Sports Can Define Us, Unify Us, Empower Us     Recap 
Third Roundtable - September 24, 2020
Sports Can Battle Racism:  Why College Athletics Impacts More Than Their Campuses     Recap 
Fourth Roundtable - November 20, 2020
Sports Can Battle Racism:  Actively increasing access and improving the experiences of young athletes     Recap
Fifth Roundtable - February 3, 2021
Self-Expression Through Sports     Recap

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