01.31.2017 Portland Public Schools’ Honor the Game Club
When we looked around for a partner in the coaching space, PCA came to the top of our list right away...we believe they are the best in the space of training coaches and teaching positive methods to people who are going to be involved with young people.
- Rob Manfred, MLB Commissioner
PCA National Advisory Board Member Curtis Granderson, who won the Roberto Clemente Award (given annually to the MLB player who best exemplifies the game of baseball, sportsmanship, community involvement and the individual's contribution to his team) also remarked on the importance of positive coaches and parents:
The big thing my mom and dad did is that given the opportunity, they came out and they showed their support.
"I've been very blessed to have some great coaches throughout my life, from little league all the way up to the major leagues. The ones I've always enjoyed the most have just said:
"Hey have fun out there, this is still a game. Try to enjoy it as best you can."