Central Texas

08.11.2020

2020 Triple-Impact Competitor® Scholarship Finalists

Following are updates of finalists for PCA's 2020 Triple-Impact Competitor® Scholarship Program, listed by PCA Chapter or Area.

2020 Triple-Impact Competitor® Scholarship Finalists

Following are updates of finalists for PCA's 2020 Triple-Impact Competitor® Scholarship Program, listed by PCA Chapter or Area.
08.10.2020

10 Tips For Emotionally Supporting Athletes, Right Now

Now more than ever, children and teenagers need responsible adults in their lives who can model good behavior and act as bulwarks against the chaos. Here are ten ways coaches can s...

10 Tips For Emotionally Supporting Athletes, Right Now

Now more than ever, children and teenagers need responsible adults in their lives who can model good behavior and act as bulwarks against the chaos. Here are ten ways coaches can s...
07.31.2020

How P.E. Teachers Can Benefit From PCA Concepts And Training In Social Emotional Learning

PCA training is great for PE teachers because coaching and teaching are extremely similar, some might say they are the same, they just exist in slightly different environments.

How P.E. Teachers Can Benefit From PCA Concepts And Training In Social Emotional Learning

PCA training is great for PE teachers because coaching and teaching are extremely similar, some might say they are the same, they just exist in slightly different environments.
07.29.2020

RECAP: Sports Can Battle Racism Webinar - Sports Can: Define, Unify, Empower

On Tuesday, July 28, PCA hosted our second Sports Can Battle Racism Webinar. The topic of discussion was how sports can define us, unify us, and empower us. The webinar is part of ...

RECAP: Sports Can Battle Racism Webinar - Sports Can: Define, Unify, Empower

On Tuesday, July 28, PCA hosted our second Sports Can Battle Racism Webinar. The topic of discussion was how sports can define us, unify us, and empower us. The webinar is part of ...
07.21.2020

Voices from the Black Community at PCA

In our Commitment to Change, we promised to amplify voices from the Black community at PCA sharing how sports has impacted their lives.

Voices from the Black Community at PCA

In our Commitment to Change, we promised to amplify voices from the Black community at PCA sharing how sports has impacted their lives.
07.20.2020

Sports Can Battle Racism: Action Steps

This is an ongoing process and we are committed to improving our community. View to see progress about PCA’s next steps on the commitment we made to battle anti-Black racism.

Sports Can Battle Racism: Action Steps

This is an ongoing process and we are committed to improving our community. View to see progress about PCA’s next steps on the commitment we made to battle anti-Black racism.
07.17.2020

RECAP: US Club Soccer on the Importance of Diversity & Inclusion in Youth Sport

Marti Reed, PCA’s National Partnership and Marketing Manager, joined US Club Soccer’s Facebook Live webinar on July 16th to discuss the importance of diversity and inclusion in you...

RECAP: US Club Soccer on the Importance of Diversity & Inclusion in Youth Sport

Marti Reed, PCA’s National Partnership and Marketing Manager, joined US Club Soccer’s Facebook Live webinar on July 16th to discuss the importance of diversity and inclusion in you...
07.13.2020

Coaches: Six Reasons (And More!) To Discuss Anti-Racism With Your Team

Youth sports coaches assume a uniquely prized position: one based on trust, mentorship, and couched in leadership.  As we all work through the country’s recently heightened battle ...

Coaches: Six Reasons (And More!) To Discuss Anti-Racism With Your Team

Youth sports coaches assume a uniquely prized position: one based on trust, mentorship, and couched in leadership.  As we all work through the country’s recently heightened battle ...
07.07.2020

PCA Partners with Susan Crown Exchange to Train 400,000 Coaches in Youth Development

Partnership to Help 400,000 Youth Coaches Support the Social and Emotional Needs of Young Athletes

PCA Partners with Susan Crown Exchange to Train 400,000 Coaches in Youth Development

Partnership to Help 400,000 Youth Coaches Support the Social and Emotional Needs of Young Athletes
07.07.2020

PCA Featured on CBS Austin: Positive Coaching Alliance shares how athletics can help shape an equitable society

In youth sports, the power of positivity shows on and off the field. Trennis Jones joins us from Positive Coaching Alliance Central Texas to discuss how athletics can strengthen ch...

PCA Featured on CBS Austin: Positive Coaching Alliance shares how athletics can help shape an equitable society

In youth sports, the power of positivity shows on and off the field. Trennis Jones joins us from Positive Coaching Alliance Central Texas to discuss how athletics can strengthen ch...
07.06.2020

Should We Really Be Discussing Sports Right Now?

Just as someone committed to a daily knitting club can still be deeply concerned about social justice, a sports fan can commit time and energy to their passion, while upholding the...

Should We Really Be Discussing Sports Right Now?

Just as someone committed to a daily knitting club can still be deeply concerned about social justice, a sports fan can commit time and energy to their passion, while upholding the...
07.02.2020

PCA Announces DeVon Holmes of Boys & Girls Club as the 2020 National Coach of the Year

Positive Coaching Alliance is proud to announce our 2020 Double-Goal Coach® National Coach of the Year and winner of the $10,000 Taube Family Prize in Recognition of Excellence in ...

PCA Announces DeVon Holmes of Boys & Girls Club as the 2020 National Coach of the Year

Positive Coaching Alliance is proud to announce our 2020 Double-Goal Coach® National Coach of the Year and winner of the $10,000 Taube Family Prize in Recognition of Excellence in ...
07.01.2020

Recap: PCA Roundtable "Sports Can Battle Racism"

On Monday, June 29, PCA hosted a Virtual Roundtable titled "Sports Can Battle Racism: How Coaches, Parents, and Administrators Can Play a Positive Role." The conversation was moder...

Recap: PCA Roundtable "Sports Can Battle Racism"

On Monday, June 29, PCA hosted a Virtual Roundtable titled "Sports Can Battle Racism: How Coaches, Parents, and Administrators Can Play a Positive Role." The conversation was moder...
06.24.2020

12 Coaching Tips for the Post-Lockdown Return to Sports

In the coming weeks and months we will see some areas and organizations returning to play and others cancelling youth sports. In both situations, we need to be ready to support kid...

12 Coaching Tips for the Post-Lockdown Return to Sports

In the coming weeks and months we will see some areas and organizations returning to play and others cancelling youth sports. In both situations, we need to be ready to support kid...
06.22.2020

5 Ways Young Athletes Can Improve their Mental Health During the COVID-19 Pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic brought about a sudden change in everyone’s lives, including students and student-athletes. Athletes suddenly found themselves at home without access to their...

5 Ways Young Athletes Can Improve their Mental Health During the COVID-19 Pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic brought about a sudden change in everyone’s lives, including students and student-athletes. Athletes suddenly found themselves at home without access to their...
06.11.2020

Sports Can Battle Racism

As a force in education through sports, we vow not to stop at condemnation, but to strive to be a force for reconciliation, through the collaborative actions with coaches throughou...

Sports Can Battle Racism

As a force in education through sports, we vow not to stop at condemnation, but to strive to be a force for reconciliation, through the collaborative actions with coaches throughou...
06.01.2020

Recruiting Is A Team Sport; Resources From FieldLevel

Educating individuals on the process to discover recruitable athletes and align on key information to ensure the best fit.

Recruiting Is A Team Sport; Resources From FieldLevel

Educating individuals on the process to discover recruitable athletes and align on key information to ensure the best fit.
05.26.2020

Life Is A Team Sport

Life is a team sport, and now more than ever, we need to be good teammates to one another.

Life Is A Team Sport

Life is a team sport, and now more than ever, we need to be good teammates to one another.
05.26.2020

PCA Zoom Video Workshops Available

Schools and youth sports organizations can click below for more information and to sign up for more information about these Zoom workshops.

PCA Zoom Video Workshops Available

Schools and youth sports organizations can click below for more information and to sign up for more information about these Zoom workshops.
05.25.2020

10 Tips for First-Time Sports Parents

Rather than concern with scoreboard wins and losses, PCA hopes that you, as a sports parent, keep your eye on the Big Picture – the life lessons in teamwork, resilience, overcoming...

10 Tips for First-Time Sports Parents

Rather than concern with scoreboard wins and losses, PCA hopes that you, as a sports parent, keep your eye on the Big Picture – the life lessons in teamwork, resilience, overcoming...
05.20.2020

Why Michael Jordan Couldn't Dance Alone

PCA breaks down 'The Last Dance' and outlines how key advocates like Phil Jackson, Steve Kerr, and Terry Francona influenced Jordan's career.

Why Michael Jordan Couldn't Dance Alone

PCA breaks down 'The Last Dance' and outlines how key advocates like Phil Jackson, Steve Kerr, and Terry Francona influenced Jordan's career.
05.15.2020

When Youth Sports Return...Will You Be Ready?

As enduring as the COVID-19 pause has been to the lives of young athletes, one thing we know for sure is that sports will be coming back, it’s just a matter of when and how.

When Youth Sports Return...Will You Be Ready?

As enduring as the COVID-19 pause has been to the lives of young athletes, one thing we know for sure is that sports will be coming back, it’s just a matter of when and how.
05.04.2020

Giving Tuesday Now

At PCA, we believe life is a team sport, so we have doubled down on our efforts to meet our coaches and leaders where they are — online.

Giving Tuesday Now

At PCA, we believe life is a team sport, so we have doubled down on our efforts to meet our coaches and leaders where they are — online.
04.23.2020

Honoring The Game — Life Is A Team Sport

Because life is a team sport, you as parents are finding yourself stepping into the role of coach and the team you have to manage is your family unit.

Honoring The Game — Life Is A Team Sport

Because life is a team sport, you as parents are finding yourself stepping into the role of coach and the team you have to manage is your family unit.
04.16.2020

FREE: Interactive Online Course For Officials

This highly interactive course is filled with powerful officiating tools, is based on the latest research from sports psychology, and reflects the "best practices" of elite officia...

FREE: Interactive Online Course For Officials

This highly interactive course is filled with powerful officiating tools, is based on the latest research from sports psychology, and reflects the "best practices" of elite officia...
04.16.2020

Supporting Each Other: Filling Emotional Tanks

If our tank is full we can drive anywhere our hearts’ desire and if it is empty we quickly find that we are unable to leave our driveway. As human beings we have our own version of...

Supporting Each Other: Filling Emotional Tanks

If our tank is full we can drive anywhere our hearts’ desire and if it is empty we quickly find that we are unable to leave our driveway. As human beings we have our own version of...
04.13.2020

PCA Featured in Sports Illustrated: Nonprofit Offers Free Resources to Support Youth Sports During COVID-19 Shutdown

I hadn't heard of Positive Coaching Alliance prior to receiving an email from the nonprofit organization yesterday. I'm glad they reached out. While I don't have children, I was a ...

PCA Featured in Sports Illustrated: Nonprofit Offers Free Resources to Support Youth Sports During COVID-19 Shutdown

I hadn't heard of Positive Coaching Alliance prior to receiving an email from the nonprofit organization yesterday. I'm glad they reached out. While I don't have children, I was a ...
04.09.2020

How to Handle Mistakes

For athletes, developing a positive and constructive approach to making mistakes is one of the defining attributes that separate those that excel from those that do not.

How to Handle Mistakes

For athletes, developing a positive and constructive approach to making mistakes is one of the defining attributes that separate those that excel from those that do not.
04.07.2020

FREE: Interactive Online Course For Youth Athletes

This highly interactive course provides specific tips and techniques for mastery and continuous improvement in any sport, seizing opportunities to encourage and support teammates, ...

FREE: Interactive Online Course For Youth Athletes

This highly interactive course provides specific tips and techniques for mastery and continuous improvement in any sport, seizing opportunities to encourage and support teammates, ...
04.03.2020

Coaching At Home

See a list of practical coaching exercises that parents can adapt to ensure positive experiences and positive outcomes for their children while at home.

Coaching At Home

See a list of practical coaching exercises that parents can adapt to ensure positive experiences and positive outcomes for their children while at home.
03.25.2020

Movie Discussion Guide Compilation

In this time of confinement and reflection, we thought you might enjoy a complete list of our Movie Discussion Guides!

Movie Discussion Guide Compilation

In this time of confinement and reflection, we thought you might enjoy a complete list of our Movie Discussion Guides!
01.01.2020

Triple-Impact Competitor® Scholarship Applications Now Open!

The 2020 Triple-Impact Competitor Scholarship Opportunity is NOW OPEN! High School Juniors graduating in 2021 are eligible to apply.

Triple-Impact Competitor® Scholarship Applications Now Open!

The 2020 Triple-Impact Competitor Scholarship Opportunity is NOW OPEN! High School Juniors graduating in 2021 are eligible to apply.
09.09.2019

Announcing PCA's new Chief Executive Officer

PCA is delighted to announce that youth sports industry veteran Chris Moore will succeed founder Jim Thompson as CEO of the organization.

Announcing PCA's new Chief Executive Officer

PCA is delighted to announce that youth sports industry veteran Chris Moore will succeed founder Jim Thompson as CEO of the organization.
08.20.2019

Reclaiming Youth Sports 2019 at University of Texas

PCA hosted its 2nd Annual Reclaiming Youth Sports event on the evening of August 3rd, 2019 at the University of Texas.

Reclaiming Youth Sports 2019 at University of Texas

PCA hosted its 2nd Annual Reclaiming Youth Sports event on the evening of August 3rd, 2019 at the University of Texas.
08.15.2019

Triple-Impact Competitor® Scholarship Finalists

Following are updates of finalists for PCA's 2019 Triple-Impact Competitor® Scholarship Program, listed by PCA Chapter or Area.

Triple-Impact Competitor® Scholarship Finalists

Following are updates of finalists for PCA's 2019 Triple-Impact Competitor® Scholarship Program, listed by PCA Chapter or Area.
07.29.2019

Elevating the Bar at Austin Independent School District

“We want to help more students improve as athletes, and learn skills that lead to success in their sports, in academics, and ultimately as citizens and leaders in our community. Ou...

Elevating the Bar at Austin Independent School District

“We want to help more students improve as athletes, and learn skills that lead to success in their sports, in academics, and ultimately as citizens and leaders in our community. Ou...
07.24.2019

Central Texas Year in Review: 2019 Momentum Magazine

Each year, PCA’s annual Central Texas edition of Momentum Magazine recaps the past year’s highlights from the PCA Movement both in Central Texas and across the country.

Central Texas Year in Review: 2019 Momentum Magazine

Each year, PCA’s annual Central Texas edition of Momentum Magazine recaps the past year’s highlights from the PCA Movement both in Central Texas and across the country.
06.04.2019

2018 Triple-Impact Competitor® Scholarship Winners

See updates of winners for PCA's 2018 Triple-Impact Competitor® Scholarship Program (Class of 2019), listed by PCA Chapter or Area.

2018 Triple-Impact Competitor® Scholarship Winners

See updates of winners for PCA's 2018 Triple-Impact Competitor® Scholarship Program (Class of 2019), listed by PCA Chapter or Area.
03.27.2019

Observations on Coaches Rebuking Players in Public

There is a tradition of coaches rebuking their players in public in a way that rarely happens in a school or workplace. When it happens on a big stage as it did this last week when...

Observations on Coaches Rebuking Players in Public

There is a tradition of coaches rebuking their players in public in a way that rarely happens in a school or workplace. When it happens on a big stage as it did this last week when...
03.13.2019

2019 National Double-Goal Coach® Award Winners Presented by TeamSnap

Congratulations to each of these National Winners who were selected from nearly 1,000 nominations nationwide!

2019 National Double-Goal Coach® Award Winners Presented by TeamSnap

Congratulations to each of these National Winners who were selected from nearly 1,000 nominations nationwide!
03.04.2019

Jason Skaer To Lead PCA's Development Efforts in Texas As the New Regional Executive Director

As of March 2019, Jason Skaer joined PCA as the new Regional Executive Director for Development in Texas. He will mostly be responsible for PCA-Houston and PCA-North Texas by build...

Jason Skaer To Lead PCA's Development Efforts in Texas As the New Regional Executive Director

As of March 2019, Jason Skaer joined PCA as the new Regional Executive Director for Development in Texas. He will mostly be responsible for PCA-Houston and PCA-North Texas by build...
08.16.2018

Reclaiming Youth Sports: It All Starts At Home

PCA-Central Texas recently hosted ‘Reclaiming Youth Sports’, an event hosted at the DKR Memorial Stadium at Texas, to motivate, empower, and challenge young athletes to be successf...

Reclaiming Youth Sports: It All Starts At Home

PCA-Central Texas recently hosted ‘Reclaiming Youth Sports’, an event hosted at the DKR Memorial Stadium at Texas, to motivate, empower, and challenge young athletes to be successf...
06.27.2018

The Inaugural Drive For Positive Coaching

PCA Central Texas hosted its 1st Annual "Drive for Positive Coaching" Golf Tournament on Friday, June 1, 2018 at Teravista Golf Club in Round Rock, TX

The Inaugural Drive For Positive Coaching

PCA Central Texas hosted its 1st Annual "Drive for Positive Coaching" Golf Tournament on Friday, June 1, 2018 at Teravista Golf Club in Round Rock, TX
04.07.2018

PCA-Central Texas At The Final Four

With San Antonio being the host city for the NCAA March Madness Final Four® games, PCA-Central Texas hosted two events leading up to the games to share the PCA movement within the...

PCA-Central Texas At The Final Four

With San Antonio being the host city for the NCAA March Madness Final Four® games, PCA-Central Texas hosted two events leading up to the games to share the PCA movement within the...
04.03.2018

Bringing the "Real Strength Manifesto" To Life With Dove Men+Care

Dove Men+Care teamed up with basketball legends David "The Admiral" Robinson, Shane Battier, commentator Seth Davis, and PCA to bring the "Real Strength Manifesto" to life.

Bringing the "Real Strength Manifesto" To Life With Dove Men+Care

Dove Men+Care teamed up with basketball legends David "The Admiral" Robinson, Shane Battier, commentator Seth Davis, and PCA to bring the "Real Strength Manifesto" to life.
10.24.2017

2017 Triple-Impact Competitor® Scholarship Winners

See updates of winners for PCA's 2017 Triple-Impact Competitor® Scholarship Program, listed by PCA Chapter or Area.

2017 Triple-Impact Competitor® Scholarship Winners

See updates of winners for PCA's 2017 Triple-Impact Competitor® Scholarship Program, listed by PCA Chapter or Area.
09.27.2017

Have The Conversation

We encourage you to think about how the present situation can be used as a teachable moment. In your specific role, why and how might you talk to youth about what they're seeing?

Have The Conversation

We encourage you to think about how the present situation can be used as a teachable moment. In your specific role, why and how might you talk to youth about what they're seeing?
06.21.2017

Grit And Good Music: Lessons From An Evening In Central Texas

The Chapter’s first fundraising event was held June 8, 2017 at the beautiful University of Texas Golf Club.

Grit And Good Music: Lessons From An Evening In Central Texas

The Chapter’s first fundraising event was held June 8, 2017 at the beautiful University of Texas Golf Club.
05.25.2017

PCA-Central Texas On The Horn 104.9 FM

The Horn (104.9 FM / 1260 AM) supports PCA-Central Texas with Public Service Announcements and has featured Chapter Executive Director Trennis Jones on various shows three times.

PCA-Central Texas On The Horn 104.9 FM

The Horn (104.9 FM / 1260 AM) supports PCA-Central Texas with Public Service Announcements and has featured Chapter Executive Director Trennis Jones on various shows three times.
03.15.2017

“Spurred” On: PCA-Central Texas Hosts First Event

With R.C. Buford leading the conversation, attendees were able to ask questions and learn more about why development is such an important aspect of Spurs culture.

“Spurred” On: PCA-Central Texas Hosts First Event

With R.C. Buford leading the conversation, attendees were able to ask questions and learn more about why development is such an important aspect of Spurs culture.
03.01.2017

2017 Double-Goal Coach® Award National Winners

Announcing the 2017 Double-Goal Coach award winners.

2017 Double-Goal Coach® Award National Winners

Announcing the 2017 Double-Goal Coach award winners.
02.05.2017

PCA Super Bowl Spot From FOX Sports Supports

PCA received its greatest mass media exposure ever via a public service announcement during Super Bowl LI, thanks to our partnership with FOX Sports Supports.

PCA Super Bowl Spot From FOX Sports Supports

PCA received its greatest mass media exposure ever via a public service announcement during Super Bowl LI, thanks to our partnership with FOX Sports Supports.
02.02.2017

2017 Double-Goal Coach® Award National Finalists

Here is the list of the 150 National Finalists for PCA's 2017 Double-Goal Coach® Award Presented by TeamSnap.

2017 Double-Goal Coach® Award National Finalists

Here is the list of the 150 National Finalists for PCA's 2017 Double-Goal Coach® Award Presented by TeamSnap.
12.13.2016

Top 10 Sports Topics of the Year to Discuss With Your Kids

As 2016 nears its end, we offer these Top 10 conversation-worthy from throughout the year stories to start discussion among coaches, parents and their youth athletes.

Top 10 Sports Topics of the Year to Discuss With Your Kids

As 2016 nears its end, we offer these Top 10 conversation-worthy from throughout the year stories to start discussion among coaches, parents and their youth athletes.
10.14.2016
10.06.2016

PCA-Central Texas Launches

Positive Coaching Alliance (PCA) -- a national non-profit developing Better Athletes, Better People through youth and high school sports -- has launched PCA-Central Texas.

PCA-Central Texas Launches

Positive Coaching Alliance (PCA) -- a national non-profit developing Better Athletes, Better People through youth and high school sports -- has launched PCA-Central Texas.
10.04.2016

Meet Trennis Jones, PCA's Newest Executive Director

Trennis Jones (pictured left) will start as Executive Director for PCA's newest chapter in Central Texas on October 17th.

Meet Trennis Jones, PCA's Newest Executive Director

Trennis Jones (pictured left) will start as Executive Director for PCA's newest chapter in Central Texas on October 17th.
08.23.2016

2016 TRIPLE-IMPACT COMPETITOR® SCHOLARSHIP FINALISTS

Following are updates of winners for PCA's 2016 Triple-Impact Competitor® Scholarship Program, listed by PCA Chapter or Area below.

2016 TRIPLE-IMPACT COMPETITOR® SCHOLARSHIP FINALISTS

Following are updates of winners for PCA's 2016 Triple-Impact Competitor® Scholarship Program, listed by PCA Chapter or Area below.

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