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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...

RECAP: Developing Team Leaders Webinar

On Friday, March 20th, PCA, in conjunction with Deloitte, hosted the “Developing Team Leaders Webinar”. Hosted by PCA’s Casey Miller and moderated by Dan Helfrich, CEO of Deloitte ...

Authentic. Indomitable. Inspirational. Caring. Our 2022 JEANS + JERSEYS Honorees

Nearly three years after the last in-person JEANS + JERSEYS: Positive Impact Celebration, we returned to the InterContinental Boston to celebrate leaders, heroes, and competitors m...

RECAP: The Intersectionality of Mental Health and Race Webinar

On Wednesday, Feburary 16th, Positive Coaching Alliance hosted a webinar entitled, Mental Health in Sports: The Intersectionality of Mental Health & Race, to discuss how mental hea...

PCA in the Boston Globe: Let’s take a closer look at each potential Super Bowl matchup, and other thoughts

A round of applause for the work of the national nonprofit Positive Coaching Alliance, which in part helps create a more inclusive experience for all athletes.

Football: Bringing People Together, Building Mental Toughness, Confidence, Resilience, Flexibility, and Teamwork

As we roll into playoffs and Thanksgiving Day games, inspire your team with these words from a few of PCA/New England’s favorite professional and college football players and coach...


The four winners come from programs with a positive sports culture and demonstrate the power of sports done right. Sports helped them find joy, resilience, challenge, gratitude, c...

2021 Triple-Impact Competitor® Scholarship Winners Announced

This page includes updates of winners of PCA's 2021 Triple-Impact Competitor Scholarship, listed by PCA Region.

PCA and the Red Sox Foundation Deliver on Culture, Practices, and Games

This PCA training changed the way I will coach from now on. He discussed how to keep players engaged, how to create mentally strong and resilient kids, and how to skill build.

2021 New England Year in Review

Each year, PCA’s Year in Review recaps the past year’s highlights from our movement.

2021 STADIUM STAMPEDE at FENWAY: Energy, Enthusiasm and Positivity Reigned

Tornado warnings and torrential rain gave way to warm tropical air just in time for nearly 200 people to run, walk or jog the bleachers and celebrate sports done right at our STADI...


We’re excited about the many individuals and organizations who are part of our team for the 2021 STADIUM STAMPEDE at FENWAY.

2021 Triple-Impact Competitor® Scholarship Finalists

Following are updates of finalists for PCA's 2021 Triple-Impact Competitor Scholarship, listed by PCA Chapter or Area.

Highlighting 2021 PCA Scholarship Winner Ghay Soe

Sports for Ghay “was a really good opportunity to connect with my peers and my coaches. Coming together, training together, and working together really helped me with my self-confi...

JERSEY SERIES Celebration of Matthew Slater: How Do We Feel? INSPIRED.

Nobody brings a team together with more feeling than Patriots Captain Matthew Slater. On May 12, the 3X Super Bowl Champion, 9X Pro Bowler, 10X Captain, and world-class humanitari...

Unwritten Rules: Managing Lopsided Games in MLB, High School, Youth Baseball

Chicago White Sox Manager Tony La Russa made headlines this week by calling out his own player for violating one of baseball’s “unwritten rules.”

FOR THE LOVE OF THE GAME: PCA + THE RED SOX FOUNDATION Present Workshops for New England’s Youth Baseball and Softball Coaches

Thanks to the support of the Red Sox Foundation, every youth baseball and softball coach in the six New England states, is invited to join Positive Coaching Alliance (PCA) for dyna...

JERSEY SERIES Celebration of NE Revolution President Brian Bilello, 2020-21 Positive Impact Executive

Competition. Dignity. Compassion. Kindness. Respect. Empathy. Celebration. We see it all on the pitch in a 90-minute Revs match at Gillette Stadium. We also see it off the pitch ...

2021 National Double-Goal Coach® Award Winners Presented by TeamSnap

In a year like no other, we are especially proud to name the 25 National Winners of PCA’s Double-Goal Coach® Award presented by TeamSnap because the impact they’ve had on their stu...


Five New England coaches have been named Regional Double-Goal Coach® Award winners by Positive Coaching Alliance (PCA), with one coach also selected for National honors.

Beth Maloney on CBS 4 Episode of 4 Your Community: Positive Coaching Alliance Celebrates New England Revolution President

Beth O’Neill Maloney of the Positive Coaching Alliance joined Sarah Wroblewski.

Battling Racism: It’s a win, for Coaches . . . and Athletes

Sports Can Battle Racism. Sports are one of the best places to battle racism, and one of the best places to talk about what it means to belong. PCA’s newest workshops give coaches,...

Caring Parents: “It’s All About the Smile Behind the Mask” + Hockey Parent Workshops, thanks to Massachusetts Hockey and the Boston Bruins

PCA workshops for sports parents are about how to help your child grow, learn, compete and find joy through sports. We know that there is no better place than sports for kids to de...

The Power of Perspective, From a Former D1 Athlete

My athletic career was a roller coaster ride. Full of ups and downs it was one that I sometimes questioned if I was enjoying.

7 Reasons We Need the Post Game Ritual Handshake, Elbow Bump, Helmet Raise, or Hat Tip

For those lucky enough to be able to play sports during COVID, handshakes have been replaced by elbow bumps, helmet raises, hat tips and other creative gestures of respect.

Hopeful and Ready

Here at Positive Coaching Alliance in New England we are hopeful that 2021 will be a wondrous year. As we emerge from the pandemic ready to play and as we gain a deeper understandi...

LEARNING FROM THE LEGEND: “Build Trust, Be Empathetic, Be Genuine, Be Transparent. . . and Keep Evolving”

At our December 17 JERSEY SERIES celebration, our 2020 Positive Impact Legend, Kathy Delaney-Smith, uplifted and inspired us. Kathy distilled 49 years of coaching into straightforw...

Empowering BPS Athletes: Report on PCA Character + Leadership Development Program

With so many BPS student-athletes sidelined by COVID but committed to becoming better, the workshop series attracted students from a range of sports including football, soccer, vol...

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.

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...

"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!

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...

North Haven Sees Success with PCA Workshops

North Haven High School (New England) held 3 workshops in 3 days the start of this school year with Coaches, Parents and Athletes. This is how NHHS was positively impacted by these...

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.

Willie O'Ree: A Story with More Than One Hero

When Willie O’Ree skated onto the ice in a Boston Bruins uniform on January 18, 1958 he broke a barrier, the color barrier. Descended from escaped slaves, Willie became the first ...

Scholarship Finalist Featured in The Bridgton News: Fryeburg Academy senior Morgan Fusco finalist for scholarship

Through sports, Morgan Fusco has learned that there is always something bigger than you in the world.

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...

PCA Featured in Boston Herald: Organization tries to replace missing elements of HS season

The Boston Public Schools Athletics Department reached a partnership with the Positive Coaching Alliance, a national nonprofit aimed at character-building through sports, to provid...

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....

Positive Coaching Alliance Welcomes UMass Boston's Sport Leadership and Administration Chair Dr. Joseph N. Cooper to its New England Board

Positive Coaching Alliance/New England (PCA/NE) is honored to welcome Dr. Joseph N. Cooper, the inaugural Dr. J. Keith Motley Endowed Chair of Sport Leadership and Administration a...

Boston Public Schools Team Up with PCA to Provide SEL Training to High School Athletes

Boston Public Schools (BPS) is teaming up with the Positive Coaching Alliance (PCA), a national nonprofit dedicated to helping do sports right so that young people build the charac...

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...

PCA's New England Triple Impact Competitor® Scholarship Finalists Have a Message: Kids Need Sports

“Kids need sports.” That’s the message from the fifteen exceptional high school students who have been selected by Positive Coaching Alliance (PCA) as Finalists for its Triple-Impa...

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...

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...

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.

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...

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...

RECAP: 2020 Harvard Stadium Stampede

Resilience, and so much of what we learn from sports done right was on display when PCA hosted its fourth annual, and first ever virtual, STADIUM STAMPEDE.We pivoted to virtual bec...

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.

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.

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...

Sports Done Right: Workout with TB12 and Raise Awareness and Support for Positive Coaching Alliance at the Harvard Stadium Stampede

On Thursday, August 27 from 6 – 7:30 pm PCA will stream a workout led by TB12 as part of an inspiring program to raise awareness and to support its work helping do sports right so ...

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.

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...

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.

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 ...

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.

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.

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...

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 ...

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

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...

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 ...

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...

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...

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...

SPORT SUPPORT: Tom Beckett and the Pandemic

Sharing insights. Listening to one another. Creating connections. Those are the reasons we began the series of Zoom conversations known as “SPORTS SUPPORT: Creating Connection fo...

Heart-to-Heart with your Favorite Sport: iHeartMedia Makes a Difference for PCA’s #DearSports Initiative

iHeartMedia has stepped up to make a difference for young athletes by inviting them to share a heart-to-heart with their sport.

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...

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.

PCA-New England Dear Sports Campaign Featured In The Independent: PCA asks young athletes to write to the sports they love

How are you getting through it? For so many, participation in sports and all that accompanies it is a way of life. It was a love from the early days, and it continues to the presen...

Life Is A Team Sport

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

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.

Celtics' Brad Stevens "Stuff that Matters" for Youth and Middle School Coaches

Boston Celtics Coach Brad Stevens shared “stuff that matters” with more than three hundred coaches during a mid-May “After Timeout” Zoom webinar which also featured PCA’s Erik John...

PCA/NE's Dear Sports Campaign Featured in The Boston Herald

The Positive Coaching Alliance (PCA) started the #DearSports letter-writing initiative on April 29 to give both children and teenagers a chance to process their sports withdrawal.

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.

PCA-NE Celebrates their 2019-20 Triple-Impact Competitor® Scholarship Winners

Join us in celebrating our 2020 Triple-Impact Competitor Scholarship winners. Nixon, Sofia, Evan, Julia and Faith were selected from across New England as exceptional athletes and...

PCA-NE's New Balance Store

Whether you want to train, run, work, or relax we have shoes and apparel for you at 10% off and New Balance will donate 20% of the purchase price to PCA!

PCA's Chris Fay: Local Little Leagues Doing What They Can

When Little League International canceled its annual Little League World Series for the first time in 75 years due to the coronavirus pandemic a week ago, Wayland Little League Pre...

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.

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.

Herm Edwards Just Gave Everyone in America A High Five: Who Will You High Five?

Herm Edwards gave everyone in America a High 5, saying “we are all on the same team now, in sports and in life.”

PCA-New England's Chris Fay On WCVB News 5: Coach offers tips to help young athletes through COVID-19 sports shutdowns

Young athletes may be struggling to come to terms with the face that their sports seasons have been delayed or canceled, and one local coach is reaching out to help families work t...

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...

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...

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 ...

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.

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, ...


I had the ‘the talk’ with my 10 year-old son. You know, the talk every sports parent is dreading right now. I was nervous. I practiced. I really wanted his mom to do it. I mean, h...


Almost every athlete can point to a pivotal moment when someone--a coach, parent, teammate--told them they believed in them, that they saw something in them, and encouraged them to...

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.

PCA's Chris Fay: Life is a team sport and our job is to stay on the bench right now

Being cooped up isn’t easy for the kids who want to get out there and play ball with their friends, and it certainly isn’t easy for the parents who have kids feeling antsy being co...

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.


In these uncertain times, two champions of sports done right, Dr. Colleen Hacker and Julie Foudy, have some powerful advice for all of us: Hunt Joy.

Movie Discussion Guide Compilation

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

PCA's Chris Fay On WBNH Bedford Radio

Loren Foxx and Andrew Hanson talk about sports in Bedford and around the country. This program aired on March 7, 2020.

Award-Winning Coach Margaret Heyward (North End Rec) Featured in Republican American

Twenty people - young women who have been coached by Margret, their parents and Margret's fellow coaches - all submitted thoughtful references sharing just how deeply how she cares...

Scituate's Bouyssou receives award from Positive Coaching Alliance

Scituate resident Serge Bouyssou, who coaches judo and wrestling at the Mayo Quanchi Judo & Wrestling studio in Coventry, has been named a Regional Double-Goal Coach Award winner b...

Award-Winning Coach Richard Ward Featured on Blue Hills Impact Website

The Blue Hills Impact are proud to announce that our U18 assistant coach, Richard Ward, has been awarded a Double-Goal Coach winner by Positive Coaching Alliance (PCA).

Matthew Slater Is Invaluable

Meet Matthew Slater and more of our heroes at our 2020 JEANS + JERSEYS: Positive Impact Celebration on APRIL 9, 2020

INSPIRE YOUR PLAYERS: Bring them to high level college game. Not just any game, an Ivy League Women’s Basketball Tournament game

PCA/NE is collaborating with Harvard Athletics and The Ivy League to give local youth teams the opportunity to attend these games at a discounted rate. This will be a fun and affor...

Six New England Coaches Named Regional Award-Winning Coaches

PCA/NE is proud to announce that six New England coaches have been named Regional Double-Goal Coach® Award winners by Positive Coaching Alliance (PCA).

Award-Winning Coach Paige Forster Featured on

Forster’s nomination, and the references submitted by the parents of children she has coached, as well as the coaches she has coached as Arlington’s director of coaching, made clea...

Award-Winning Coach Courtney Chaloff Featured in Wicked Local (Needham)

Needham’s own Courtney Chaloff, middle school educator and the girls’ Varsity Volleyball coach at Needham High, has been named a Regional Double-Goal Coach Award winner by Positive...

Brown University's Kia McNeill: Every Player Has Value

Here in the PCA/Maddie Potts Coaching Symposium, Brown Women's Soccer Coach Kia McNeill shares her thoughts on four key topics.


PCA kicked the New Year off right with a Reunion + Reception in Harvard University’s Varsity Lounge celebrating New England youth and high school coaches who won PCA Double-Goal C...

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.


“You win some you lose some.” In sports we hear that a lot, but almost exclusively after a loss, as if anyone who ever lost needs a reminder. By the sheer nature of competition eve...

PCA-New England's Chris Fay on Boston 25 News To Discuss Youth Sports Burnout

Boston 25 News interviewed Positive Coaching Alliance to discuss youth sports, the often dreaded car ride home, and which "relentlessly positive" family members players say they wa...

Celtics GM Danny Ainge Discusses Brad Stevens + PCA on 98.5 The Sports Hub

Last week on hour 4 of 98.5 The Sports Hub, Toucher and Rich brought on Celtics GM and President of Basketball Operations Danny Ainge to discuss a recent Positive Coaching Alliance...

Silver Medalist And Harvard Men's Basketball Highlight the Celebration of Our 14 Triple-Impact Competitor Finalists

Have you ever held an Olympic medal? Our fourteen Triple-Impact Competitor Finalists did on Sunday, November 10th when they gathered in Harvard’s Hall of History for a special cel...

PCA Board Member Dave Krauser Makes An Impact

Dave Krauser is a Principal at HarbourVest Partners, an independent, global private markets investment specialist, and a Changemaker at PCA in New England.

14 Exceptional High School Student-Athletes Named As PCA Triple-Impact Competitor® Scholarship Finalists

Positive Coaching Alliance (PCA) is excited to announce that fourteen high school student-athletes from around New England have been selected as Finalists in its Triple-Impact Comp...

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.

New England Year in Review: 2019 Momentum Magazine

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

Kirland & Ellis Partner Matthew Cohn Making a Real Impact for PCA-New England

Thanks to Matt, Kirkland was not only an MVP sponsor of New England’s JEANS + JERSEYS: Positive impact Celebration, but Kirkland also inaugurated HUDDLE UP! a series of huddles fea...

Healthy Athletes: Body + Mind

At Harvard Stadium, PCA Board Member, David Krauser led an engaging conversation with four experts about how developing healthy athletes requires an understanding of young athletes...

Mission Accomplished! 2019 Harvard Stadium Stampede

On Thursday, July 11th more than 200 athletes from age 6 to 60+ stepped up for PCA and conquered Harvard Stadium in support of PCA’s mission. The occasion was PCA’s third annual Ha...

Alex Cora: Caring Coach, Champion Coach

This conversation with Red Sox Manager Alex Cora was the first of a series of PCA’s HUDDLE UP! conversations with Boston’s beloved sports leaders presented by the law firm of Kirkl...

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.

Celebrating Teamwork, Resilience, Effort, Caring, and Relentless Positivity

Dressed in colorful jerseys beneath glittering chandeliers, PCA supporters gathered together to celebrate ten honorees—Kristine Lilly, Devin and Jason McCourty, Tom Beckett and six...

The Happiest Man in The Locker Room

Jason McCourty described himself as the “happiest man in the locker room” before the 2019 Super Bowl. Coming from the 0-16 Browns to the 2019 Super Bowl with the Patriots, the reas...

We Got To Play

Where do you start when you want to tell someone about Kristine Lilly, where she has been in her 24 years on the USWNT and where she is going? Kristine and the rest of the USWNT 19...

They Are Listening

It was an overcast New England Saturday in October. It had rained hard on Friday night and the premier baseball diamond, set to host a tournament in two days, was underwater.

On Life Lessons and Winning a State Championship

Despite a rough start, the Needham baseball players and coaches paved the way to a triumph beyond the win itself.


With spring finally in the air, on Sunday, March 24th more than 60 athletes, coaches, and parents gathered to make themselves, their teams, and the games they love better and to ho...

March MADness: The Controversial Approach of Tom Izzo

I was shocked Thursday evening to see the scene in the Michigan State-Bradley game between future Hall of Fame coach Tom Izzo berating one of his star players during the game.

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!

Three Cheers for Sports Done Right

Angela Cao, Positive Coaching Alliance (PCA), and the young athletes reached through PCA’s Triple-Impact Competitor workshop series are all thankful.

Done Right, Sports Teach: Positive Coaching Alliance Honors 14 Double-Goal Coach® Award Winners in New England

Each coach was nominated by a player, parent, or fellow coach, supported by multiple testimonials, and impressed the awards committee with their commitment to helping develop Bette...

PCA-New England Welcomes New Board Member Bruce Richardson, Salesforce

Positive Coaching Alliance-New England welcomes Bruce Richardson, Chief of Enterprise Strategy at Salesforce to its Board.

ALISON FOLEY: Work Hard, Have Fun, and Remain Positive

I think the most important element on our most successful teams has undoubtedly been a result of great team chemistry.

Lead Her Forward

Celebrate the 33rd annual National Girls and Women in Sports Day (NGWSD) Wednesday, February 6, 2019 by cheering on a girls’ or women’s team, or two, skate at the TD Garden

Mark Lund Helps PCA-New England with $100,000 Grant for IMPACT Workshops

Thanks to Mark and CBS EcoMedia, PCA-NE was awarded a $100,000 grant from the Chevy Dealers of New England, to deliver a special series of IMPACT workshops.

Above The Court

A dozen basketballs, 11 high school student-athletes, and 22 Harvard Men’s Basketball players hovered in the air above the court at Harvard’s Lavietes Pavilion on Sunday, November ...

PCA-New England Welcomes Matt Cohn To Chapter Board

Positive Coaching Alliance-New England welcomes Matthew D. Cohn, a partner in the corporate group of Kirkland & Ellis LLP as one of its newest Chapter Board Members.

MAKING AN IMPACT with Olympian Gevvie Stone MD, Chevy, and CBS EcoMedia

With the proud support of your New England Chevy Dealers and CBS EcoMedia, PCA is delivering this workshop series in 17 plus locations around New England to inspire student-athlete...

Top 10 (+1) 2018 World Series Moments

Ten ways (+1) that the the 2018 World Series Champion Red Sox Represented PCA Principles throughout the 5 games of this year's Fall Classic.

Sweet 16: Exceptional Scholarship Finalists in New England

Positive Coaching Alliance-New England is proud to announce that sixteen high school student-athletes from around New England are Finalists in its Triple-Impact Competitor® Scholar...

New England Momentum: 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.

If You Can See It, You Can Be It

On Friday, August 3rd, Ibtihaj Muhammad threw the first pitch, perfectly, in front of the more than 35,000 people gathered for the Red Sox/Yankees game at Fenway Park and gave mean...

Don't Miss the BOOM Squad at Harvard Stadium

You and your squad can catch the high-level action with the MLL’s incredible Boston Cannons and their Coach Sean Quirk.

Jumping for Joy at our 2nd annual Harvard STADIUM STAMPEDE: Olympian, Professional Athlete, and All of Us

It was the perfect summer evening for all of us to chase Olympian Gevvie Stone, professional lacrosse players from the Boston Cannons, and the speedsters from Gentle Giant and Fide...

PCA Honors Retiring Yale Athletic Director Tom Beckett

The Becketts have brought PCA into their home, into their communities at Yale, in Guilford, and to the Ivy league reaching countless coaches, kids, and their families.

7 Olympians + 6 Pro Teams + 6 Scholarships + You = Positive Impact

Seven Olympians and six pro sports team representatives gathered together with youth, high school, and college athletes, coaches, and parents to support PCA.

Introducing Scholarship Winners to be Awarded at JEANS+JERSEYS: Positive Impact Celebration

Meet the six high school seniors who will be awarded the Triple-Impact Competitor® scholarships on Thursday, May 16th at the JEANS + JERSEYS: Positive Impact Celebration at the Int...

Pats Or Eagles: With Veterans of Both Teams Working for PCA, Who Wins?

#RespectYourRival Who wins? The answer is obvious, kids who play sports.

What Do MLB Players Want From A Coach?

Carlos Delgado, Pat Hentgen, and Paul Quantrill were teammates at the Toronto Blue Jays, and while they didn’t agree on every question thrown at them, they agreed on their favorite...

FUN Celebrating PCA’s Triple-Impact Competitor® Finalists with Harvard Men’s Basketball

FUN was the order of the day Saturday, January 6 when 8 of PCA’s fifteen Triple-Impact Competitor honorees juggled games and practices, to travel to Harvard for a celebration.

Spotlight: 15 Exceptional High School Student-Athletes

PCA-New England is proud to announce that 15 high school student-athletes from around New England are Finalists in its Triple-Impact Competitor® Scholarship Award program.

Soaring With Brad Stevens and Steve Kerr

The teams’ coaches Brad Stevens and Steve Kerr, took the unusual step of taking time out of their game day preparations to get together to support Positive Coaching Alliance.

An 'Omazing' Experience With Brad Stevens and Steve Kerr

A die-hard Celtics fan from Taiwan and now a Boston College student, Paul-Yung (“Moses”) Hsiao saw a post on the Celtics’ Instagram about an opportunity to meet Brad Stevens and St...

Recent PCA Workshops For The Celtics, Hopkinton High School, And For Hockey Parents Everywhere

PCA conducts many different types of workshops for partners throughout New England. Here is a quick description of some recent workshops.

Game Day Lunch With Dartmouth Football Coach Buddy Teevens

In a room filled with sunlight and a broad view of Fenway Park, on November 10th, Isaiah Kacyvenski welcomed Teevens to PCA’s National Advisory Board at a Gameday Lunch.

Dartmouth College Football Coach Joins National Advisory Board

Positive Coaching Alliance today announced the appointment of Eugene Francis (“Buddy”) Teevens III to Positive Coaching Alliance’s National Advisory Board.

You + Brad Stevens + Steve Kerr.

Brad Stevens and Steve Kerr will meet a Lucky Fan & Guest before the Celtics take on the Warriors at the Garden on Nov. 16.

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?

Know A Coach That Helps Kids Believe In Themselves? Nominate Now

Suzie Hoyt, a 2017 Double-Goal Coach® Award Winner, helps all kids realize the impact they make on the team. If you know a coach like that, consider nominating them today.

100+ "Sweat for Good" At Harvard Stadium Stampede

In coming together and running, walking, or limping up to the 12 character banners (CHARACTER, GRIT, JOY, etc.), our supporters exemplified the power of sports to build character.

Step it Up for PCA on August 10th at the STADIUM STAMPEDE

Are you looking for a bonding experience? A good workout? Or an active way to support PCA’s development of Better Athletes, Better People? If so, check out the STADIUM STAMPEDE.

Grants Available For Massachusetts Hockey Members To Host Parent Workshops

Massachusetts Hockey announced at its annual Leadership Conference in May the continued Partnership with Positive Coaching Alliance.

Lessons From Julie Foudy At The Yale Bowl

Organized by PCA-New England Board Member Kim Beckett for an audience of more than 110 people, the evening’s message was clear—find the joy in sports and be authentically you.

Elevating The Game At Harvard With Jim Thompson

The theme of the reception was 'Elevate the Game, Elevate Life' and featured Jim Thompson, PCA’s founder and CEO, and Katey Stone, Harvard Hockey Coach.

Silent Auction Items - Play On: Girls In The Game

View our list of 13 silent auction items at Yale for Play On: Girls in the Game Wednesday, June 7 Presented by PCA, Yale University, and Under Armour featuring Julie Foudy.

How The Sudbury Ravens Elevate The Community

Alan Mednick founded the Ravens with the goal of raising awareness and funds for suicide prevention, while also creating a supportive culture for his team.

Football At Fenway Highlighted On VoiceAmerica Radio

John Ingoldsby is the Host of "All Around Sports” on VoiceAmerica Radio. During his latest segment (May 8, 2017) Ingoldsby twice discussed PCA's Football At Fenway event.

Respect in "The Greatest Game Of Them All"

Coaches from Brown, Dartmouth, UConn, BC, UMass, and Maine made a powerful lineup at Fenway Park for a panel focused on the future of football and how football builds character.

Our "Essential Framework For Dealing With Many Challenging Issues in Coaching"

Read this quote from Ralph Russo (Guilford HS), Coach of the STATE CHAMPIONSHIP Men's Varsity Ice Hockey Team

2017 Double-Goal Coach® Award National Winners

Announcing the 2017 Double-Goal Coach award winners.

Winner Suzie Hoyt To Be On Stage At National Youth Sports Awards

Hoyt has been named one of four winners for an all-expenses-paid trip to Palo Alto to participate in a panel discussion on-stage April 22 at PCA’s National Youth Sports Awards.

Top Quality Coaches

Positive Coaching Alliance (PCA) is honoring sixteen New England coaches from more than 2,000 nominated nationwide as part of PCA’s 2017 Double-Goal Coach® Award Program.

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.

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.

Patriots Value Every Player, Scout Team Included

What's it like to run scout team offense or defense all week, but never get in the game? Tyler Gaffney, Jimmy Garoppolo, and the rest of the Patriots’ practice squad players know

How Many Patriots Were Multi-Sport Athletes Through College?

Your child’s coach wants him or her to commit to one sport, the sport they coach. But is that the best answer for your child? Maybe, maybe not.

In His Honor

A fabulous sportswriter, a proud father, and a great coach, Earl K. Cox of Louisville, Kentucky died on December 13, 2016.

Something Special

The parquet. The lights. The green. Everywhere. 17 middle-school basketball players all wearing their own green emerge from the cage into the TD Garden, home of the Boston Celtics.

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.

Sheer Effort & Quality Coaching: All-American & The NHL

600+ coaches filled the Warrior Ice Arena on Nov. 19th for the Boston Bruins Coaching Symposium, and were treated to PCA’s upbeat message about the benefits of positive coaching.

Play On: Girls in the Game

Think of yourself as an athlete, I guarantee you it will change the way you walk, the way you work, and the decisions you make about leadership, teamwork, and success.

In Praise of Big Papi, Making the Game Better

Ortiz's legacy will not only include his own athletic achievement, but also the way he uplifted teammates and respected opponents.

Jerry York’s 1,000+ Wins Proves the Power of Positive

BC Hockey Coach York and his assistants, Greg Brown and Mike Ayers, sat down with PCA Lead Trainer Eric and Eisendrath and shared the secret of their success--positive coaching.

The Double-Goal Coach® Award: What Sports Culture Needs

The culture of sport will find the appropriate level between win-at-all-cost and 'everyone gets a participation ribbon.' That place is rooted in philosophy and the work of PCA.

When Colin Kaepernick Sat Inside My History Classroom (And Taught Us A Lesson)

I do not know Mr. Kaepernick, nor am I a fan of his team (a Washington fan, actually). Yet, his display became an ideal tone-setter for my students this year.

Masco Youth Hockey Makes Use of PCA Grant for Parents and Coaches

After their first of two workshops, Masco Youth Hockey coaches reported that they are looking forward to getting Masco coaches and parents on the same page.

PCA-New England Adds Team Member Chris Fay, Partnership Manager

We are announcing the hiring of Chris Fay as Partnership Manager for the New England Chapter. Here are insights on how Chris will add value to the chapter.

Jim Thompson Featured in "Beautiful: Teaching Girls Soccer The Boston Breakers Way"

PCA Founder Jim Thompson appears in these clips from Beautiful: Teaching Girls Soccer the Boston Breakers Way.

PCA's Work With Men Can Stop Rape: Addressing the Brock Turner Case

PCA believes that by assuming the identity of a Triple-Impact Competitor®, college athletes have the opportunity to be leaders in upholding a culture free from gender-based violenc...

Little League Coach Testimonials

Little League coaches this May participated in Double-Goal Coach® workshops -- and the coaches are loving it.

Sweet Caroline: High School Sports Can Raise the Human Spirit

PCA-New England Chapter Executive Director Beth O’Neill Maloney reflects on the highs and lows of fan behavior at recent high school basketball games.

Ten Top Quality Coaches in New England

Positive Coaching Alliance-New England is thrilled to announce the selection of ten coaches for its Double-Goal Coach® Award.

Chapter Spotlight: Shamrock Foundation

Inside the Shamrock Foundation's Support for PCA-New England.

Featured Partner: Marianapolis Prep

Our featured partner is Marianapolis Prep. Check out their PCA-themed T-shirts!