Program Rules

Who is Eligible

Any youth sports or high school sports coach in the U.S., who is a current head coach with at least three years’ experience is eligible for PCA’s Double-Goal Coach® Award. PCA staff and Certified PCA Trainers are not eligible for consideration.

A coach can be named as a National Finalist multiple times. If a coach has been honored as a National Winner, he or she will not be eligible for consideration in future years. Please contact PCA if you are not sure if a person you wish to nominate has been named a National Winner. 

Completing a Nomination
A nomination is complete when the online nomination form is complete and accompanied by at least one completed reference. At least one reference, and not more than 25, must be submitted for a nomination to be considered complete.

Nomination Period
Nominations will open for the 2019 Awards on September 1, 2018 and will closed on November 30, 2018. To nominate a coach for the 2020 Double-Goal Coach Awards, opening on September 1, 2019, click here to sign up for a reminder.


Learn about Charlean Crowell, Jorge Chen, Meghan McDonald, Omar Cervantes, and Whitney Pogue– winners ofPCA's National Double-Goal Coach Award presented by TeamSnap. Watch their inspiring tribute videos below:

Jorge Chen, Menlo School, Cross Country, Track & Field, California

Meghan McDonald, Team Rock, Competitive Rock Climbing, New York