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12.01.2020

Curry Brand, Under Armour, and PCA Team Up To Invest In Coaches

We’re all in with Curry Brand and ready to #changethegameforgood starting by investing in coaches within Oakland Unified School District and Oakland Parks and Rec.
12.01.2020

Looking Back: 2020 Virtual Scholarship Winner Celebration

On Tuesday, November 19, PCA hosted a Virtual Celebration for the 123 winners of the 2020 Triple-Impact Competitor® Scholarship. This year alone, thanks to the generosity of Sagico...
11.25.2020

"Without my coach..." A message of thanks.

Whether you are a donor, coach, parent, grandparent, administrator, or athlete, we want to say a big thanks for your support of PCA and for being a part of our community!
11.24.2020

RECAP: Sports Can Battle Racism Webinar - Growing the Game

On November 20, 2020 PCA hosted another installment Sports Can Battle Racism Webinars. The topic of discussion was how we can begin to grow sports that traditionally have a low per...
11.13.2020

Announcing the 2020 Winners of PCA's College Scholarship

Positive Coaching Alliance is especially proud to announce the winners of the 2020 Triple-Impact Competitor® Scholarship in a year like no other we’ve had before.
10.29.2020

10 Things We've Learned about Youth and High-School Sports during the Pandemic

Now seven months into the pandemic, after a summer and fall of stops, starts, and modifications to the game, we’ve learned a few things about the pandemic’s wider impact on high-sc...
10.15.2020

Susan Crown Exchange Launches Million Coaches Challenge to Train One Million Coaches in Youth Development by 2025

Youth-focused foundation Susan Crown Exchange (SCE) announced today its Million Coaches Challenge. This effort will train at least one million coaches in youth development by 2025....
10.06.2020

PCA and Coaching Corps Partner Up to Reach Coaches in Underserved Communities

Positive Coaching Alliance, whose mission is to be a catalyst for a positive youth sports culture in all communities across the U.S., and Coaching Corps, an organization that train...
09.29.2020

The Rise of Philosopher-Athletes

There’s a new cohort of philosophers appearing on the scene these days, though in disguise, or, more like hidden in plain sight in a medium many consider not just impervious to dee...
09.28.2020

RECAP: College Culture and Respect - Sports Can Battle Racism Roundtable Series

On Thursday, September 24, PCA hosted our third Sports Can Battle Racism Webinar. The topic of conversation was on college culture and respect. The panelists included Dr. Akilah Ca...
09.21.2020

PCA Principles Cross International Borders with Partner Hong Kong Amateur Hockey Club Limited

Hong Kong Amateur Hockey Club Limited has been online partners with PCA since 2017 and have truly embraced the culture-shaping resources PCA provides.
09.16.2020

PCA recognized by President’s Council on Sports, Fitness & Nutrition as NYSS Champion to Promote Participation in Youth Sports

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is pleased to recognize PCA as one of the first organizations to join the National Youth Sports Strategy (NYSS) Champion prog...
09.10.2020

PCA Announces National Partnership with eSports Leader XP League

Combining the fun and excitement of gaming with positive coaching, social skill building, and core values-based programs, fill a tremendous need in our communities and our kids’ li...
09.08.2020

11 Tips for First-Time Coaches

Many first-time coaches find this role harder than they expected, so here are concrete tips to ease matters and help your youth athletes.
09.08.2020

7 Tips for a Positive Parent-Coach Relationship

We've put together some guidelines for how sports parents can contribute to a Coach-Parent Partnership that benefits youth athletes.
08.24.2020

COVID-19 Return to Youth Sport Guidelines

Recommendations based on a collaborative effort by experts in childhood sports medicine from representative regions around the United States. Keep in mind that some recommendations...
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.
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...
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.
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 ...
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.
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.
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...
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 ...
07.08.2020

PCA's Ryan Virtue Featured in Your Teen Magazine Article: Teen Athletes Return to Play with Renewed Love for the Game

Ryan Virtue, partnership manager at Positive Coaching Alliance, knows how Will and Lillian feel. From a mental health standpoint, the camaraderie of being with teammates and being ...
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
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...
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 ...
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...
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...
06.22.2020

PCA-Cleveland and WEWS News 5 Cleveland Launch New Community Initiative: #SportsLoveLetter

Positive Coaching Alliance-Cleveland is pleased to announce a new partnership and with WEWS News 5 Cleveland and the launch of a new community initiative called #SportsLoveLetter.
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...
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...
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.
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.
05.26.2020

PCA Live Workshops Available (Zoom and In Person)

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...
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.
05.19.2020

Successful Return to Sports Dependent on Adults Respect of the ROOTS

The return to sports is exciting because it is a step in the right direction to allow young people to return to play and learn the valuable life lessons that sports can teach when ...
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.
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.
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.
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...
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...
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 ...
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.
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, ...
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.
03.31.2020

2019 Triple-Impact Competitor® Scholarship Winners

See updates of winners for PCA's 2019 Triple-Impact Competitor® Scholarship Program (Class of 2020), listed by PCA Chapter or Area.
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!
03.22.2020

PCA-Cleveland's Ryan Virtue on News 5 Cleveland: How the coronavirus pandemic impacts athletes, coaches

Ryan Virtue of Positive Coaching Alliance said it’s during times like these that coaches, parents and athletes should take a step back and evaluate how they lead, teach and play.
02.28.2020

Positive Coaching Alliance Creates Partnership with Youth Challenge Thanks to Funding Support from The Enterprise Holdings Foundation

The Positive Coaching Alliance (PCA) received a donation from the Enterprise Holdings Foundation to support the development of a new partnership with Youth Challenge.
02.25.2020

University Hospitals Sports Medicine Extends Chapter Supporter Agreement with Positive Coaching Alliance to Benefit Youth Athletes

University Hospitals Sports Medicine has extended their partnership and will continue their support of the Cleveland chapter of the Positive Coaching Alliance.
02.24.2020

Erie Steelheads Baseball Extends Partnership with Positive Coaching Alliance to Benefit Youth Athletes

The Erie Steelheads Baseball program has extended its partnership with the Positive Coaching Alliance.
02.24.2020

Liberty Union-Thurston School District Creates Partnership with Positive Coaching Alliance to Benefit High School Athletes and the Community

The partnership provides the Liberty Union administrators, coaches, parents and athletes with access to PCA’s training, tools and resources.
02.19.2020

Cleveland Indians Extend Chapter Supporter Partnership with Positive Coaching Alliance to Benefit Youth Athletes and the Community

Through this partnership coaches, players and parents who participate in Indians coaching clinics or youth camps/clinics will be exposed to PCA’s sports and educational psychology ...
02.18.2020

Recreation Association of Highland Creates Partnership with Positive Coaching Alliance to Benefit Youth Athletes

Through this partnership the RAH Board, coaches, players and parents will be exposed to PCA’s sports and educational psychology and organizational behavior research-based philosoph...
02.12.2020

Medina Youth Baseball Association Creates Partnership with Positive Coaching Alliance to Benefit Youth Athletes

“We are excited to partner with the MYBA and deepen our impact in the Medina community as we also work with Medina High School through the generosity of the Medina Booster Club.” S...
02.11.2020

Concord Youth Baseball League Creates Partnership with Positive Coaching Alliance to Benefit Youth Athletes

The Concord Youth Baseball League (CYBL) has created a new partnership with the Positive Coaching Alliance (PCA), a national non-profit movement developing “Better Athletes, Better...
02.04.2020

City of Avon Lake Parks and Recreation Extends Partnership with Positive Coaching Alliance to Benefit Youth Athletes

The City of Avon Lake Parks and Recreation Department has extended its partnership with the Positive Coaching Alliance (PCA)
02.04.2020

West Akron Baseball and Softball League Extends Partnership with Positive Coaching Alliance to Benefit Youth Athletes

The West Akron Baseball and Softball League (WABL) has extended its partnership with the Positive Coaching Alliance (PCA)
01.14.2020

PCA-Cleveland's Ryan Virtue Selected As Member of Greater Cleveland Sports Commissions Associate Board

PCA-Cleveland’s Partnership and Development Manager, Ryan Virtue has been selected to serve as a member of Greater Cleveland Sports Commissions Associate Board. This group aids the...
01.13.2020

City of North Olmsted Parks & Recreation Creates Partnership with Positive Coaching Alliance to Benefit Youth Athletes

The partnership provides the city’s coaches with access to PCA’s training, tools and resources for coaches, sports parents, youth athletes and administrators through live group wor...
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.
12.11.2019

Baden Youth Association Extends Partnership with Positive Coaching Alliance to Benefit Youth Athletes

December 5, 2019 – The Baden Youth Association has extended its partnership with the Positive Coaching Alliance (PCA), a national non-profit movement developing “Better Athletes, B...
12.06.2019

US Lacrosse North Coast Ohio Youth and Middle School Programs Creates Partnership with Positive Coaching Alliance to Benefit Youth Athletes

The US Lacrosse North Coast Ohio Chapter is pleased to announce a new partnership with the Positive Coaching Alliance (PCA), a national non-profit movement developing “Better Athle...
11.20.2019

Westerville Parks & Recreation Extends Partnership with Positive Coaching Alliance to Benefit Youth Athletes

November 13, 2019 – Westerville Parks & Recreation has extended its partnership with the Positive Coaching Alliance (PCA), a national non-profit movement developing “Better Athlete...
11.15.2019

Helping Your Kids Learn From The Myles Garrett, Browns & Steelers Altercation

Tempers flare in rivalries, but what happened during the November 14, 2019 game at First Energy Stadium should never occur. The altercation that took place late in the fourth quart...
10.28.2019

Cavaliers Academy Youth Basketball Program Partners with Positive Coaching Alliance to Benefit Youth Athletes

Through our Cavs Youth Basketball Program, we are committed to motivating the youth of Cleveland and the entire community to be active and build confidence in themselves through th...
10.21.2019

Q&A: Getting to Know Blue Jays President Mark Shapiro and His Views on Character

We strive to have the same culture in every part of our operation, simply because we collectively believe that the same attributes – whether it is player personnel or business – pr...
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.
09.09.2019

PCA-Cleveland Partners with the Ohio Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association

Through this partnership, we have a tremendous opportunity to increase dialogue and provide valuable tools to assist education-based administrators in proactively addressing some o...
08.21.2019

Leadership & Motivation: Breakfast with the Indians 2019

The Corner Bar at Progressive Field was at capacity with current and prospective partners, sponsors, and active supporters of PCA eager to learn from three of the Cleveland Indians...
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.
07.24.2019

Cleveland Year in Review: 2019 Momentum Magazine

Each year, PCA’s annual Cleveland edition of Momentum Magazine recaps the past year’s highlights from the PCA Movement both in Cleveland and across the country.
07.18.2019

End of Season Reflections: What Really Matters

Hearing and seeing those things this weekend struck me and reminded me why I have always loved sports and believe they are important. Sports can provide so much more beyond the fie...
07.15.2019

PCA Plays Part in 2019 MLB All-Star Game Festivities

During the MLB All-Star Game festivities, PCA-Cleveland had a front row seat as an active part of the on-field activities with the kids at PlayBall Diamond and engaging in conversa...
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.
05.30.2019

Cleveland Scholarship Winners & Coach Award Winners Honored at the Indians Game

In partnership with the Cleveland Indians, PCA-Cleveland had the opportunity to recognize two of their Double-Goal Coach award winners and all four Triple-Impact Competitor Scholar...
04.16.2019

PCA-Cleveland Announces 2019 Double-Goal Coach Winners

The Cleveland Chapter of Positive Coaching Alliance has announced its 2019 Double-Goal Coach® presented by TeamSnap Chapter and National Winners. The award, named for coaches who s...
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!
03.06.2019

Announcing The PCA-Cleveland Recipients of the Triple-Impact Competitor® Scholarship

The Cleveland Chapter of the Positive Coaching Alliance has announced its 2018 Triple-Impact Competitor® Scholarship recipients.
02.24.2019

Liberty Union-Thurston School District Creates Partnership with Positive Coaching Alliance

The partnership provides the Liberty Union administrators, coaches, parents and athletes with access to PCA’s training, tools and resources.
10.25.2018

PCA-Cleveland's Ryan Virtue on 95.5 The Fish

Len and Sara talked with Ryan Virtue of PCA about their mission to transform the culture of youth sports so that youth athletes can have a positive, character-building experience.
10.19.2018

Continuing The Legacy of Coach Kyle Elig

The mission of the Coach Kyle Elig Foundation and the Positive Coaching Alliance are directly in line with one another, and as such, the Positive Coaching Alliance was named the pr...
09.27.2018

Cleveland: 2018 Year In Review

In this year's PCA Momentum “Year in Review,” you can read about the impact of PCA concepts & tools, learn about the specific sports that hosted the most workshops, and more.
08.07.2018

The 2018 Breakfast With The Indians

As you watch the Cleveland Indians play the game of baseball, it is easy to see that they have an incredible culture within their organization.
05.31.2018
05.07.2018

MLB Bucket List Experience: Meet Terry Francona & AJ Hinch

PCA-Cleveland is partnering with the Cleveland Indians to offer a unique VIP Meet & Greet experience with two all-star managers.
03.22.2018

PCA-Cleveland and Joe Thomas Honor Local Athletes, Coaches, and Leaders

200 guests joined PCA-Cleveland and NFL great Joe Thomas to celebrate the 20th anniversary of PCA and honor local student-athletes, coaches, and civic leaders.
03.16.2018

Breaking News From PCA-Cleveland Event

On Tuesday night, Thomas appeared on stage at the Youth Sports Impact Awards, hosted by the Cleveland Chapter of Positive Coaching Alliance.
02.24.2018

Ross Hartley On Teaching A Growth Mindset

Read how Ross Hartley uses his experience in engineering and triathlons to teach about incorporating a growth mindset and motto: Be Safe - Have Fun - Be Awesome!
02.16.2018

Joe Thomas to Keynote First PCA-Cleveland Youth Sports Impact Awards March 13

The dinner will be emceed by Matt Underwood, play-by-play announcer for the Indians, on FOX SportsTime Ohio, and feature a keynote from Cleveland Browns legend, Joe Thomas.
12.20.2017

Impact Story: Developing Leadership Skills For The Future

They walked away not only realizing how to positively Fill Emotional Tanks and how to best Honor the ROOTS of the Game, but [also realizing] their own leadership skills and what th...
12.06.2017

Ohio North Partners with Positive Coaching Alliance to Benefit Youth Athletes

We are excited to be the first US Youth Soccer State Association to partner with PCA,” said Ohio North President Paul R. Emhoff.
11.30.2017

Monthly Motivation: Leaving a Legacy

One of the most important lessons that sports teaches is that nothing lasts forever. The thrill of a victory or sting of a loss have a short shelf life that usually expires...
11.29.2017

University Hospitals Sports Medicine Partners With PCA-Cleveland

As a Chapter Supporter, UHSM will help fund PCA-Cleveland’s programming and events designed to give coaches, parents, administrators, and student-athletes a framework and proven pr...
10.30.2017

Scholarship Finalists Give Back and Get Even More in Return

In the end, finalists left feeling inspired by the level of skill and confidence with which the kids played...
10.30.2017

Monthly Motivations: Figure it Out

A youth basketball coach in the audience posed a question to the panel, asking if coaches should start teaching kids (around the ages of 10, 11, or 12) set plays.
10.30.2017

Scholarship Finalists Give Back and Get More in Return

In the end, finalists left feeling inspired by the level of skill and confidence with which the kids played...
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.
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?
09.26.2017

A Parent's Guide To Working With Other Parents

If you don’t want to confront another parent or have a difficult conversation about their behavior you can always enlist the help of the coach.
09.18.2017

Monthly Motivations: In Us We Trust

Much already has been and still will be written about the 2017 Cleveland Indians' historic winning streak that reached 22 games.
09.01.2017

FOX SportsTime Ohio Airing Breakfast With The Indians Event

See the broadcast schedule on FOX SportsTime Ohio for PCA-Cleveland's Breakfast With The Indians Event, featuring Indians GM, Mike Chernoff; Performance Coach Ceci Clark, and more.
08.19.2017

Monthly Motivations: Speak Up

The world is full of things we’ve always done and ways we’ve always done things. Sometimes that’s a good thing. Sometimes it’s not.
08.10.2017

Event Recap: 2017 Breakfast with the Indians

The event was one in a series of “Conversations with Coaches” hosted by the Cleveland Chapter of PCA that provide unprecedented access for local youth & HS sports coaches.
07.28.2017

An Evening With The Akron RubberDucks

Youth and high school coaches enjoyed dinner, an impassioned keynote by renowned sports psychologist Charlie Maher, and a beautiful evening for baseball with the Akron RubberDucks.
06.20.2017

Monthly Motivations: I'm A Loser, Baby

Given that yet another of our beloved Cleveland sports teams has come up short in a championship run, I feel compelled to dissect the meaning of this phrase.
06.20.2017

Energizing Cleveland Kids with the Greater Cleveland Sports Commission

The partnership between both nonprofit organizations incorporates PCA principles and curriculum into the GCSC’s Urban Youth Initiative, specifically through its NEOCycle program.
06.20.2017

Can’t Miss Events Coming this Summer!

PCA-Cleveland will host two incredible events this summer giving youth and high school coaches and parents unique access to some of the best and brightest minds in professional spo...
06.01.2017

Though Rivals, The Cavs And Warriors Have Much In Common

These teams teach common lessons for coaches, parents, leaders and athletes that go beyond the rivalry and can help make better athletes, better people.
05.09.2017

Coaches: Level Up with Your Players

Over my years of coaching and teaching here are some quick tips I’ve learned to help you communicate better with your kids, athletes, or both (for us parent-coaches!)
05.09.2017

Monthly Motivation: Armies of Steamrollers

America has rolled by like an army of steamrollers. It's been erased like a blackboard, rebuilt, and erased again.
03.28.2017

LeBron James Goes On Youth Sports Rant

On March 26, 2016, LeBron James went on a twitter rant about youth sports. See LeBron's tweets below.
03.23.2017

Making Communities Stronger with Sports

Near West Recreation is partnering with PCA to help support its goal to build a stronger community within Cleveland’s Near West side neighborhoods.
03.23.2017

Stallions Baseball Club With Matt Kata On Creating A Culture And Leaving A Legacy

In this video produced by PCA-Cleveland Partner, Stallions Baseball Club, Indians Manager of Youth Baseball Development Matt Kata shares his insights on leaving a legacy.
03.23.2017

Monthly Motivation: Drawing the Line

So after this long trip down memory lane that sparked a lot of internal reflection and debate, for me, I think the question is this: Where do you draw the line?
03.01.2017

2017 Double-Goal Coach® Award National Winners

Announcing the 2017 Double-Goal Coach award winners.
02.27.2017

Monthly Motivation: Words Matter

Kids will trust your opinion and take your words at face value, so be careful with the words you choose and be intentional about the ways in which you use them.
02.27.2017

Scholarship Winners In Cleveland

With our 2017 Triple-Impact Competitor® Scholarship Application period open through May 31, now is a great time to look back and learn more about our 2016 winners.
02.27.2017

Rick Sirl Wins National Coaching Award

Sirl is one of 50 national recipients of the Double-Goal Coach award, named for coaches who strive to win while also pursuing the more important goal of teaching life lessons throu...
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.
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.
01.27.2017

Monthly Motivations: Pushing Through Instead of Shutting Down

Great teams aren’t composed of people who are exactly the same. Great teams are successful because they have differences – in strengths and skills.
01.26.2017

Our Conversation with the Cavs

Building and sustaining a championship culture was one of several topics discussed by a panel of Cleveland Cavaliers executives at PCA-Cleveland’s Conversation with the Cavs event.
01.11.2017

What Makes A Great Teammate?

Every player, regardless of ability can be a great teammate. Here are 12 qualities of a great teammate. Do these qualities describe you or your young player?
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.
12.13.2016

PCA-Cleveland Awards Scholarships to Local High School Seniors

Positive Coaching Alliance-Cleveland has announced the winners of its annual Triple-Impact Competitor® Scholarship Awards.
12.05.2016

Simplexity and Sport: Guidelines For Coaches

Coaching and participating in sport has many dimensions: The task is easy and hard at the same time. It is enjoyable and frustrating, simple, yet complex.
11.02.2016

MLB | PCA partnership feature by FOX Sports

Commissioner Rob Manfred explains why the MLB works with Positive Coaching Alliance. Roberto Clemente Award Winner Curtis Granderson shares how parents and coaches impacted him.
10.17.2016

2016 Triple-Impact Competitor® Scholarship Winners

See updates of winners for PCA's 2016 Triple-Impact Competitor® Scholarship Program, listed by PCA Chapter or Area.
09.21.2016

Monthly Motivations: Take Your Mistake

Accountability in athletics (and life) is a difficult concept to learn, and more importantly to put into practice.
08.24.2016

Event Recap: PCA-Cleveland Breakfast with the Indians

Over 100 youth, high school, and college coaches got tips and advice about skill & character development from the Cleveland Indians staff at the 8/16 Breakfast with the Indians.
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.
08.10.2016

Local Baseball Coaches Honored with PCA-Cleveland Luminary and Diamond Coach Awards presented by Adcom

These awards are presented to a coach or administrator who transformed a community, team or institution through leadership, unwavering commitment and impactful results.
08.05.2016

It's the Little Things

Cleveland Executive Director and PCA Trainer remarks on how it was always the reminder to do "the little things" that made the biggest difference.

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