Thank you for taking the time to nominate a deserving coach!

The 2019 Double-Goal Coach® Nomination Period has now closed. Finalists will be named in February, and winners in March 2019.

To nominate a coach for the 2020 Double-Goal Coach Awards, opening on September 1, 2019, click below to sign up for a reminder.

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 Your coach could join us at the 2019 National Youth Sports Awards & Benefit. Take a look at the 4 outstanding 2018 Double-Goal Coach® Award winners chosen for a panel discussion led by Olympian Summer Sanders at this year's event.


Double-Goal Coach Award

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 on PCA's website, newsletters and media campaigns; and 2 tickets to the 2019 National Youth Sports Awards & Benefit sponsored by Deloitte ($500 value). Select winners will be chosen to participate in a panel discussion during the event and will receive an all-expense paid trip for two to attend the event in California. New this year, thanks to the generosity of Taube Family Foundation, one GRAND PRIZE WINNER will receive $10,000 - $2,500 for the coach and $7,500 for the team or program of his/her choice! A background check will be completed if named a national finalist.

Finalists will be named in February, and winners in March 2019.

Nominations will open for the 2020 Double-Goal Coach Awards on September 1, 2019.

Questions? Contact PCA's Jennie Wulbrun.  In the event an award winner acts in a manner inconsistent with the principles of PCA or in a manner that would reflect poorly on PCA, PCA reserves the right to rescind this Award.


Criteria

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 put forward 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).

In the event an award winner acts in a manner inconsistent with the principles of PCA or in a manner that would reflect poorly on PCA, PCA reserves the right to rescind this Award.

To see more details about the program, please click below.

Program Details