Delivering On The Promise Of Youth Sports

PCA is a national nonprofit organization working to unlock the life changing power of sports for all kids regardless of social or economic circumstance.
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Sports done right changes young people’s lives. PCA creates pathways for youth sports organizations, schools, and communities to realize sports full potential and benefits for youth.

PCA works to ensure a positive, equitable and accessible youth sports experience for ALL kids.
Our Efforts

Our Why

PCA believes that every young person should have access to a positive, equitable, and accessible youth sports experience that inspires them to become their best selves both on and off the field.
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PCA and our partners are leading the charge to create a youth sports experience that can change lives, making it Positive, Equitable, and Accessible.

We collaborate with all types of sports organizations to create a positive environment for youth sports.

Training

We train and support coaches, athletes and parents to ensure kids have the game-changing skills to be the best versions of themselves on and off the field.
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Resources

We provide ongoing thought leadership, consultation, and free access to thousands of online resources to help create a positive sports experience for all kids.
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Recruitment

Kids need trained and empathetic coaches more than ever. We invite you to join us to become that person that makes a positive impact for youth through sports.
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Latest Updates

San Diego Game Changer Awards 2024: Event Recap

June 12th, 2024: San Diego, California - The 2024 Positive Coaching Alliance San Diego Game Changer Awards and Benefit…

May Partner of the Month: Miami Dade County Public Schools

Great Minds, Great Athletes: A Crucial Aspect of Well-Being As high school athletes continue to face unique pressures…

Arizona Cardinals & PCA: Mental Health Coach Clinic Recap

To commemorate Mental Health Awareness Month, the Arizona Cardinals and Positive Coaching Alliance organized a special Leadership and…

San Diego Game Changer Awards 2024: Event Recap

June 12th, 2024: San Diego, California - The 2024 Positive Coaching Alliance San Diego Game Changer Awards and Benefit…

May Partner of the Month: Miami Dade County Public Schools

Great Minds, Great Athletes: A Crucial Aspect of Well-Being As high school athletes continue to face unique pressures…

Arizona Cardinals & PCA: Mental Health Coach Clinic Recap

To commemorate Mental Health Awareness Month, the Arizona Cardinals and Positive Coaching Alliance organized a special Leadership and…

Key Principles

Research shows that to be effective, a positive youth sports experience includes:

CONNECTION
Relationships with caring trusted adults and peers

GROWTH
Support to stretch and develop new skills; and recognize their own ability to improve

FUN
Enjoyment through rich learning experiences

BELONGING
An environment where kids feel safe, seen, heard, and supported.

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Impact Over The Last
20 Years And Growing

Since 1998, PCA has reached thousands of organizations around the country, and affected millions of youth athletes.

20 Million+ Youth Reached by Our Programs and Resources since 1998

20,000+ Live group workshops for leaders, coaches, parents, and athletes

3,500+ Partnerships with schools and youth sports organizations