Thank you for your interest in the Double-Goal Coach® Awards program presented by TeamSnap! Nominations and references are now closed. The review of nominees has begun and references can no longer be accepted. Thank you for taking the time to support your coach!
100 Regional Winners will be named in February 2021.
25 National Winners will be named in March 2021, and will each receive $500 and recognition on PCA's website, newsletters, on social media, and in local and national media outlets.
One coach will be named the PCA National Coach of The Year at our virtual National Youth Sports Awards and Benefit in April 2021 and win the $10,000 Taube Family Prize in Recognition of Excellence in Coaching. ($2,500 to the coach and $7,500 to the youth sports organization or school of their choice.) Thanks to Taube Philanthropies for their generosity in supporting this program!
It is with great sadness we share the news that 2012 DGC Winner, Karen Hadley, recently passed away. Karen was the epitome of a Double-Goal Coach®- always filling her players' emotional tanks and ensuring they all felt seen and appreciated. She asked that donations in her honor be made to PCA to continue the work that we do to ensure kids have a positive, character-building youth sports experience. Watch this video to see the impact Karen was making with kids at Claire Lilienthal Alternative School. If you would like to make a donation in Karen's name, please click here. Thank you to the 25+ supporters who have already donated in memory of Karen. We are honored to be a part of Karen's legacy.
Coaches play an incredibly influential role in the lives of athletes. Often players spend more time with their coaches than anyone else outside of the home environment. That's why it's crucial that we recognize and hold great coaches up as an example to others. Is your coach a Double-Goal Coach®? If so, please consider nominating them for the Double-Goal Coach Award for 2022 which will open August 1, 2021. For a reminder to nominate your coach in August 2021, please provide your information here.
For criteria, nomination requirements and to see more details about the program, please click here.
Learn more about outstanding Double-Goal Coach past winners by scrolling down to see their feature videos and be inspired!
Questions? Contact PCA's Jennie Wulbrun.
A strong nomination includes:
• Detailed responses to 3 essay questions including specific examples and in-depth descriptions
• Plenty of detail- keep in mind we only know about your coach from what you share
• As many references as possible- only 3 are required, however, the more input we have the better
• A variety of references for a full picture of the coach: players, parents, fellow coaches, administrators
• Frequent checks after submitting to ensure your references have submitted
• Ensuring your nomination is fully submitted and has the required references by the deadline
For criteria, nomination requirements and to see more details about the program, please click below.