PCA's Double-Goal Coach Award is given to youth and high school sports coaches from throughout the U.S. who embody the ideals of the Double-Goal Coach, striving to win, while also pursuing the more important goal of teaching life lessons through sports.

The 50 ​​national ​award winners will receive $200; a certificate; recognition in PCA's website, newsletters and media campaigns; and the chance to win an all expense paid trip to California to accept the honor during PCA's National Youth Sports Awards Dinner and Benefit Sponsored by Deloitte on April, 2018 in Palo Alto,​ CA.

Nominations will open for the 2018 Awards on September 1, 2017 and will close on November 30, 2017. Finalists will be announced in February, 2018. Winners will be announced in March/April, 2018.

Questions? Contact PCA's Jennie Wulbrun.


Program Rules

Who is Eligible
Any youth sports or high school sports coach in the U.S., who is a current head coach with at least three years’ experience is eligible for PCA’s Double-Goal Coach® Award. PCA staff and Certified PCA Trainers are not eligible for consideration. Coaches can only win this award once but can be nominated and named finalists multiple times.

Completing a Nomination
A nomination is complete when the online nomination form is complete and accompanied by at least one completed reference. At least one reference, and not more than 25, must be submitted for a nomination to be considered complete.

Nomination Period
Nominations will open for the 2018 Awards on September 1, 2017 and will close on November 30, 2017.

Nominees are assessed on the extent to which they reflect the model of a Double-Goal Coach, whose first goal is winning, and whose second, more-important goal is teaching life lessons through sports. A Double-Goal Coach behaves as follows:

• Takes a mastery approach to sport rather than a scoreboard orientation, teaching athletes to make maximum effort, continuously learn and improve, and not let themselves be stopped by mistakes or fear of mistakes.
• Fills Emotional Tanks of athletes, refusing to motivate through fear, intimidation, or shame. Recognizing that a player’s “Emotional Tank,” like the gas tank of a car, must be full in order to go anywhere, the Double-Goal Coach provides a fuel mixed of five specific, truthful praises for every specific, constructive correction.
• Honors the Game by respecting ROOTS (Rules, Opponents, Officials, Teammates, Self).

Selection Process
The Double-Goal Coach Award Selection Committee will select Chapter Winners & National Finalists of the Double-Goal Coach Award. All National Finalists will be announced in February of 2018. National Winners will be announced in March/April of 2018.