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Historical Media Hits


Here is media coverage of Positive Coaching Alliance from March 2014 onward showing how the PCA Movement is impacting youth and high school sports. Journalists interested in covering our organization may e-mail PCA's David Jacobson.


April 25, 2017
PCA Featured on WISN Milwaukee
‘This is a GAME:’ Little league sign gets national attention
By Associated Press

April 25, 2017
PCA Featured in the The Baltimore Post
‘This is a GAME:’ Little league sign gets national attention
By Associated Press

April 24, 2017
PCA Featured in Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Glendale Little League sign reminds fans: 'These are kids. This is a game.'
By John Diedrich

April 20, 2017
PCA-Tampa Bay Featured on WTSP 10 News
Pushed to play: Student athletes getting injured in drive for excellence
By Kendra Conlon

April 19, 2017
PCA Senior Marketing Communication & Content Manager David Jacobson in Huffington Post
A Coach’s Role In Preventing Sexual Assault
By David Jacobson

April 5, 2017
PCA Chief Impact Officer Tina Syer Featured in Nationally Syndicated "Ask Amy"
I'm married to that jerk at the little league game
By Amy Dickinson

March 30, 2017
PCA-New England Partnership With Hingham Sports Partnership Featured in Wicked Local Hingham
Youth Sports: HSP working with PCA

March 27, 2017
Double-Goal Coach Award Winner Chris Panayiotou Featured on ABC 13
Local soccer coach wins national honor
By Scott Cash

March 23, 2017
Double-Goal Coach Award Winner Ann Murphy Featured on FOX4-KC
Kansas City community surprises award-winning coach and cop with donations
By Dave D'Marko

March 16, 2017
Double-Goal Coach Award Winner Ann Murphy Featured on FOX4-KC
Police officer changing lives of KC youth as soccer coach

By Dave D'Marko

March 15, 2017
PCA Trainer Tomm Evans Featured in The Times-Tribune
Evans leading local revolution in coaching education

By Donnie Collins

March 7, 2017
PCA Partnership Manager Brandon Whiting Featured on WNEP
The University of Scranton held it's 9th annual Sports Character Conference in conjunction with the Positive Coaching Alliance. The year the focus was on enhancing the sports experience for women.
By Jim Coles

March 6, 2017
PCA National Advisory Board Member Summer Sanders featured on KCRA-Sacramento and in The State Hornet

February 28, 2017
PCA-Minnesota Trainer Maureen Sanderson Featured in Minnesota Hockey
10 Ways to Build More Resilient Kids

February 26, 2017
Double-Goal Coach Award Winner Jamey Harlow Featured on WBTV
Motivational MVP: Jamey Harlow
By: Coach LaMonte Odums

February 22, 2017
Double-Goal Coach Award Winners Mark Smith and Dan Springer Featured in KBZK Bozeman News
Bozeman lacrosse coaches receive national honors

February 22, 2017
PCA and SureID Partnership Featured in BusinessWire
Positive Coaching Alliance Teams Up With SureID, Inc. to Offer High-Assurance Identity Solution to Keep Kids and Local Communities Safe

February 22, 2017
PCA and National Sporting Goods Association Partnership Featured in Chicago Daily Herald
NSGA to collaborate with Positive Coaching Alliance

February 17, 2017
Double-Goal Coach Award Winner Tony McGeary Featured in Herald Extra
Provo football coach Tony McGeary honored by Positive Coaching Alliance
By Neil K. Warner

February 8, 2017
Double-Goal Coach Award Finalist Featured in The Mercury News
Menlo-Atherton football coach Adhir Ravipati recognized for success on and off the field
By Vytas Mazeika

February 7, 2017
Brad Frost's 'Car-Ride Home' Resource Featured in Today's Parent
Keeping your kid in sports begins with the car ride home
By Emily Rivas

February 2, 2017
Los Angeles Times Feature Article on La Cañada High School Partnership with PCA-Los Angeles
La Cañada school officials tout program aimed to foster 'better athletes, better people'
By Sara Cardine

January 4, 2017
Talk Story with Jim & Shane Featured in Honolulu Star Advertiser
On The Move with Yu Shing Ting


December 21, 2016
Jim Thompson on The Leadership Podcast
CEO & Founder Jim Thompson on with The Leadership Podcast

November 14, 2016
Jim Thompson on KGO 810 with Ronn Owens
CEO & Founder Jim Thompson on with Ronn Owens on KGO 

November 10, 2016
Dare To Chill Featured on espnW
Parents, if ever there was a time to ease up on the sideline, it's now
By Dan Shanoff

November 8, 2016
PCA-Central Texas Executive Director featured on “The Horn” (104.9 FM / 1260 AM)
15 minutes on the 'Morning with Bucky and Erin' Show

November 1, 2016
Packers Micah Hyde Visits Riverside University High School
CBS 58 (Milwaukee) covers event at Riverside University High School (EcoMedia)

October 20, 2016
PCA Featured in GameChanger's Offseason Checklist
The Coach's Off-Season Checklist

October 18, 2016
NEO coaches, advocates address 'locker room talk' in high schools
PCA-Cleveland Executive Director on 'Locker Room Talk'

September 16, 2016
High school coaches must shape the plays, but also the players
PIL Athletic Director in The Oregonian

August 29, 2016
Youth Sports Should be a Kid's Game

PCA-Sacramento Executive Director in Comstock's

August 16,
PCA Trainer Joel Maturi Featured on FOX Sports North

August 12, 2016
Conversations the "glue" in parent-child relationships
Jim Thompson interviewed in 'The Herald-Mail’s Family page'

June 15, 2016
PCA Trainer Eric Eisendrath featured on USA Hockey website
5 Ways to Create Confident Hockey Players
By Dave Pond, Special to USA Hockey

June 15, 2016
PCA-Sacramento’s Zach Streight on Coverage of MADD Backer Celebrity Basketball Tournament

FOX 40 Sacramento

April 25, 2016
Positive Coaching Alliance: 'Chalk Talk'

FOX12 Oregon

April 19, 2016
Youth sports coaches learn to mentor on and off the field

by Jonathan Wander, Next Pittsburgh

March 1, 2016
Teach Kids to
'Compete,' and They'll Win Even if Their Team Loses
by Rob Manker, Chicago Tribune/Naperville Sun 

February 29, 2016
Steve Kerr, Luke Walton and the Positive Coaching Legacy Leading the Warriors
by Noah Frank, WTOP (Washington, DC)

February 23, 2016
PCA's Jim Thompson on The Ronn Owens Show
KGO Radio, San Francisco

February 18, 2016
PCA's Devin Rankin on Arizona Midday

February 14, 2016
PCA's Jim Thompson on ESPN's Outside the Lines

February 14, 2016
Cache Players Tell Outside the Lines Coach Designed Play to Injure Opponent
by Jacob Unruh, The Oklahoman (Oklahoma City, OK)

February 10, 2016
Little Athletes: How to Keep Rowdy Sideline Parents In-Line
by Heather Crawford, Good Morning Jacksonville (Jacksonville, FL)

February 2, 2016
Despite Its Dangers, Experts Say Football Has Never Been Safer
(Coverage of PCA-SF Bay Area's "The Future of Football: From Pee Wee to Pro")
by Joe Davidson, The Sacramento Bee

January 19, 2016
Managing Technology to Keep You in the Game
by Erica Keswin, The Huffington Post

January 19, 2016
Girls Can Benefit from Participation  in Sports
by Nancy Justis, The Gazette (Cedar Rapids, Iowa)


December 21, 2015
Building Better Coaches Through Study
by Tim Whelan, Jr., The MetroWest Daily News, Framingham, MA

December 16, 2015
5 Keys to Character Development in Hockey (USA Hockey website)

December 11, 2015
Non-profit Trains Coaches to Teach Sportsmanship, Teamwork
by Kelcey Carlson, Fox9 (KMSP-TV, Minneapolis-St. Paul)

December 11, 2015
PCA's Coaches Have Important Message for Your Kids
Fox9 (KMSP-TV, Minneapolis-St. Paul)

December 11, 2015
Nonprofit Trains Coaches to Make Sports Positive Experience for Kids, Win or Lose
Fox9 (KMSP-TV, Minneapolis-St. Paul)

December 3, 2015
Leading A School-Based Sports Program: Mission And Coaches
by PCA's David Jacobson for HaYidion (professional journal for Jewish Day School leadership)

November 30, 2015
Youth Football and Basketball Coaches Get Positive Pointers
Andy Hutchison, The Newtown Bee, Newtown, CT

November 15, 2015
Youth Soccer's Crackdown on Head Hits Gets Mixed Reviews in Sonoma County
by Kerry Benefield, The Press Democrat, Santa Rosa, CA

November 12, 2015
Cross-country Runner Helps Competitor Cross Finish Line
Fox13 Tampa Bay report from Plant City High School's PCA workshop

November 4, 2015
College Football Needs to Get Its Act Under Control
by David Haugh, Chicago Tribune (includes comments from PCA's Jason Sacks)

November 3, 2015
Cleveland AD Sets Example of Sportsmanship as School Begins Implementation of PCA
by Alex Kerkman, Le Center Leader, (Le Center, MN)

October 29. 2015
Focusing on the Positive
by Jennifer Steichen, Rosemount Town Pages (Rosemount, MN)

October 26, 2015
Jack Welch's Formula for Transforming Youth Sports
by Ken Reed, Huffington Post

October 19, 2015
Area Youth Hockey Group Brings Workshops to Teach Parents and Coaches
by Chris Murphy, The Forum of Fargo-Moorhead (ND)

October 2, 2015
Reid Ryan Tests Positive for Fair Play
(Preview of PCA-Houston Scholarship and Awards Banquet) by Ken Hoffman, Houston Chronicle)

October 1, 2015
Unleashed Radio Hour Interview of PCA-Houston's AJ Johnson and Cameron Campbell

September 29, 2015
PCA-Portland's Ben Dudley Interviewed on KINK Radio about Bluer than Indigo event

September 28, 2015 Issue
The Last Days of the Abusive Coach
by Alexander Wolff, Sports Illustrated

September 28, 2015
Park District to Offer Session on Youth Sports
by Daniel Dorfman, Pioneer Press (Glencoe, IL)

September 22, 2015
PCA-Hawaii's Jeaney Garcia for "Breakfast With Champions" Lakers Event on KITV

September 19, 2015
Breakfast With Champions Fundraiser
PCA-Hawaii's Jeaney Garcia and Board Member Tim Motts on KHON 2-TV

September 10, 2015
PCA's David Jacobson on CoachCast Podcast

September 8, 2015
Texas School District Investigates After Players Hit Referee
PCA-Houston's Albert "AJ" Johnson comments on Fox26 News coverage

August 25, 2015
The Best Way to Cheer for Your Child

by Sue Shellenbarger, The Wall Street Journal

August 20, 2015
Grant High School Athlete Challenges Stereotype for Sports Success
KCRA-TV (Channel 3) features PCA-Sacramento's Zach Streight and Triple-Impact Competitor® Scholarship Winner Imanee Ryan

August 19, 2015
Sacramento Weighs In On Participation Trophy Debate
Fox40 News

August 18, 2015
Jim Thompson on ESPN's Outside the Lines
Topics: Little League Softball tanking controversy and James Harrison comments on participation trophies

August 18, 2015
Little League Coaches, It's Time For An Ethics Talk
by Matt Moreno, Knoxville News Sentinel (Knoxville, TN)

August 17, 2015
Trophies For Trying? Social Media Post Sparks Debate
PCA's Jeaney Garcia on Hawaii News Now

August 17, 2015
Parents Chime In On NFL Star’s Firm Stance On Participation Trophies
PCA included in CBS2 New York Coverage

August 11, 2015
Abington Heights Student-Athletes Schooled on Leadership Skills During Workshop
by Robert Tomkavage, Abington Journal (Summit, PA)

August 2, 2015
Get Kids Back In Sports
by Jack O'Malley, Op-Ed article in The Scranton Times-Tribune (Scranton, PA)

July 2, 2015
Elevating the Game on Orcas
by Colleen Armstrong, The Islands' Sounder (Everett, WA)

June 28, 2015
The Teachable Moment From The Texas Softball Cheap Shots
by Jerry Barca,

June 27, 2015
Wesleyan's Jackson Remains a Positive Influence in Sports After Retiring
by Christine Troyke, Gwinnett Daily Post (GA)

June 26, 2015
How Long Before I'm the One Attacking My Son's Coach With a Kettlebell?
by Shanna Belott, Huffington Post

June 16, 2015
How Steph Curry's Three-Point Shots Scored for Bay Area Nonprofits
by Madeline Bilis, San Francisco Business Times

June 10, 2015
Mentor Baseball League and Mentor High School Partner with Positive Coaching Alliance
by Justin Lada, The News Herald (Willoughby, OH)

May 27, 2015
PCA-Hawaii's Jeaney Garcia on KITV News

May 19, 2015
Some Youth Sports Coaches Need to Hear This Message: You're Doing It Wrong
by Kevin Kleps, Crain's Cleveland Business

May 17, 2015
Positive Coaching Alliance is Making the Call for Change

by Kevin Kleps, Crain's Cleveland Business

May 14, 2015
Cedar Grove-Belgium Football Coach Earns National Honor
by Nate Woelfel, Sheboygan (WI) Press

May 11, 2015
Christina Leone Wins Prestigious Coaching Award
by Lisa Nicklanovich, Castle Pines (CO) Connection

May 5, 2015
PCA-Cleveland's Jim Bucci on WCPN Radio's The Sound of Ideas

May 4, 2015
Twins Live Coverage of PCA-Minnesota Breakfast with the Champions
Fox Sports North

April 30, 2015
Football: Sacred Heart Prep Coach Pete Lavorato Steals Show at Awards Banquet
by Daniel Brown, San Jose Mercury News

April 29, 2015
Dusty Baker Laughs About Part in 'High-Five History'
Coverage of National Youth Sports Awards by Daniel Brown, San Jose Mercury News

April 29, 2015
Coaching Your Own Kids Is Rewarding, Challenging
by Vytas Mazeika, Palo Alto (CA) Daily News

April 27, 2015
PCA Comments on Wichita State University Coach Controversy

Coverage by Hannah Davis, KWCH-TV

April 23, 2015
Dusty Baker Lauded for His Positive Coaching Example
by Daniel Brown, San Jose Mercury News

April 10, 2015
Abusive Coaches: Sometimes the Coach is the Team Bully
by P.K. Daniel,

April 9, 2015
Guilford's Appleman Receives Prestigious National Coaching Award
by John Lecardo,

April 8, 2015
The Ride Home
by PCA-Colorado Chapter Executive Director Linda Crum for Denver Parent

April 1, 2015
Life Lessons: Warren County Parks and Rec Uses PCA Program
by Tommy Keeler Jr., The Northern Virginia Daily

March 27, 2015
Business Leaders and Basketball Coaches: They've Got a Lot in Common
by Brian Tuite, PCA-Colorado Board Member, for ColoradoBiz Magazine

March 26, 2015
PCA-Houston's Albert Johnson and Brandon Yelovich on Unleashed Radio Hour

March 26, 2015
Youth sports: Columbia Station Resident William Nicholson ‘Blown Away’ by Prestigious National Coaching Honor
by Todd Shapiro, The Chronicle Telegram (Loraine County, OH)

March 20, 2015
PCA-Colorado's Linda Crum featured on Colorado's Best Kids

March 19, 2015
PCA Trainer Leslee Brady in Sports Parenting Video

The Washington Post/PostTV

March 18, 2015
When Going Got Tough, McFarlane Leaned on PCA
by John Reid, San Jose Mercury News

March 18, 2015
Positively, PCA a Growing Force in U.S.
by John Reid, San Jose Mercury News

March 15, 2015
PCA-Minnesota Comments on Youth Basketball Disturbance
Fox 9 KMSP-TV, Minneapolis-St. Paul

March 13, 2015
Finding Acceptance On (And Off) the Field
Huffington Post

March 13, 2015
Mountain View's Bart Mayes Honored for Positive Influence
by Chris Tiler, Loveland (CO) Reporter Herald

March 9, 2015
Colorado's Best Kids Features Triple-Impact Competitor® Scholarship Winners

February 23, 2015
How Parents on the Sidelines Can Support High School Athletes
by Alexandra Pannoni, U.S. News and World Report

February 19th, 2015
South Athletes Honored Alongside Sports Stars
by Cori Pope, YourHub Contributer, The Denver Post

February 14th, 2015
ESPN Radio, The Classroom
-PCA Founder and CEO, Jim Thompson, discusses Little League's decision to vacate the US title won by Jackie Robinson West.

February 11th, 2015
Positive Coaching Alliance on NBC 5 Chicago
-PCA-Chicago Executive Director comments on JRWLL & Youth Sports 

February 11th, 2015
Jackie Robinson West Stripped of Its National Little League Title
By Jere Longman, New York Times
-PCA Founder and CEO, Jim Thompson, comments.

January 23rd, 2015
Serra forfeit, two-year playoff ban sparks youth sports debate
By Mark Emmons and Darren Sabedra, San Jose Mercury News
-PCA Founder and CEO comments on debate.

January 9th, 2015
High School Sports Rally

-PCA featured on CBS Minnesota

January 2nd, 2015
PCA's Tina Syer Interviewed on Game On
Comcast Home Network


December 20th, 2014
Tina Syer interviewed on New York Sports and Beyond
ESPN New York, 98.7FM

December 19th, 2014
Website Launched Offering Advice, Videos to Youth Athletes, Coaches
by David Lariviere,

December 19th, 2014
Lee Loy, Nahale-a receive Positive Coaching Alliance Honors
by Kevin Jakahi, Hawaii Tribune-Herald

November 18th, 2014
CBS 2 Chicago coverage of 2014 PCA-Chicago Scholarship and Awards Dinner

November 17th, 2014
RAAA puts a focus on positive coaching
By Emily Zimmer, Rosemount Town Pages

November 13, 2014
PCA Making A Difference
by Bay News 9

November 12th, 2014
The power of positive coaching: CGAA works with Positive Coaching Alliance

By Jace Frederick, South Washington County Bulletin

October 29, 2014
Boston Celtics Coach Brad Stevens Has Good Talk With Waltham High Athletes
by Scott Souza, The Waltham News Tribune (Waltham, MA)

October 26, 2014
Thompson Talks About PCA's Optimistic Mission
by Curt Herron, The Herald News (Suburban Chicago)

October 23, 2014
Coaching Experts To Pushy Parents: Back Off
by Danielle Braff, Chicago Tribune

October 22, 2014
Allegations of abusive high school coach being looked into by DOE 

(PCA commentary in video report from KHON, Honolulu)

October 15, 2014
Put Our Kids In, Coach
by Thomas Farragher, The Boston Globe

October 13, 2014
Cal-Hi Sports Triple-Impact Competitor® feature

October 10, 2014
Positive Coaching Alliance spreads the word at Silver Lake
by Trevor Wenners, The Patriot Ledger (Quincy, MA)

September 23, 2014
Coaches Need Coaching Too
by Matt Krumrie, USA Wrestling

September 4, 2014
Putting Kids Back Into Kids' Sports
by Chris Ballard, Experience Life Magazine

September 3, 2014
The Car Ride Home: Ask the Right Questions
by Paul Krome, Lacrosse Magazine

September/October Issue
Out of Bounds
by Stacey Colino, Bethesda Magazine

May 7, 2014
This Nonprofit Is Trying To Fix The Adult Problem In Youth Sports
by David McCoy, WCCO-TV, CBS Minnesota

May 5, 2014
Baker not quite ready to punt NFL career

by Reggie Hayes, The News-Sentinel, Fort Wayne (IN)

May 4, 2014
Partnership to train 421 FWCS coaches
by Greg Jones, The Journal Gazette, Fort Wayne (IN)

April 25, 2014
49ers host girl athletes to learn leadership, confidence
by Becky Bach, San Jose Mercury News

March 27, 2014
Putting the Fun Back in Sports

by Joy Riggs, Minnesota Parent

March 26, 2014
Drake Coach Ayala Recent Recipient of Prestigious National Award
by Ian Ross, Marin Independent Journal 

March 25, 2014
Rich Kids Are Soft, Poor Kids Need to Be Toughened Up: How Race and Class Affect the Way We Coach our Children
by Stefan Fatsis, Slate

March 20, 2014
New LBA Program Aims to Help Coaches "Keep It Positive"
by J.B. Cozens, Lewisboro Ledger (NY)

March 16, 2014
Movement Grows to Curb Bleacher Behavior
by Jaclyn Reiss, The Boston Globe

March 13, 2014
Local Riding Instructor Wins National Coaching Award
by Meghann Evans, Winston-Salem Journal (NC)

March 12, 2014
Dambrino Named 2014 Development Zone Leadership Fellow
Memorial Examiner (Houston)

March 8, 2014
St. Joseph's Bell Wins National Coaching Award
by Kenny Cress, Santa Maria Times (CA)

March 7, 2014
Canterbury Wins With Positive State of Mind

by Reggie Hayes, News-Sentinel (Ft. Wayne, IN)


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