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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
07.06.2020

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...
06.30.2020

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.
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.
04.03.2020

PCA's Scott Secules: Finding Grit and Resilience During Sports Setbacks

No one can plan for setbacks. No one likes it. But, we can grow from it. We can be resilient and stronger on the other side of it. Our guest this week, Scott Secules, talks to us a...

PCA's Scott Secules: Finding Grit and Resilience During Sports Setbacks

No one can plan for setbacks. No one likes it. But, we can grow from it. We can be resilient and stronger on the other side of it. Our guest this week, Scott Secules, talks to us a...
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.

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!

Movie Discussion Guide Compilation

In this time of confinement and reflection, we thought you might enjoy a complete list of our Movie Discussion Guides!
03.04.2020

PCA's Scott Secules on 'The QB Room' Podcast, the Sports1 Connection Original Podcast

The Quarterback Room podcast delivers insights, analysis, insider information, and discussion about the “signal-callers”, one of the most talked-about positions in the game: Quarte...

PCA's Scott Secules on 'The QB Room' Podcast, the Sports1 Connection Original Podcast

The Quarterback Room podcast delivers insights, analysis, insider information, and discussion about the “signal-callers”, one of the most talked-about positions in the game: Quarte...
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.
09.18.2019

Michael Irvin Headlines the 2nd Annual North Texas Positive Impact Awards

The event featured recognition of our local Triple-Impact Competitor Scholarship recipients and Double-Goal Coach Award winner as well as the presentation of a special Community Im...

Michael Irvin Headlines the 2nd Annual North Texas Positive Impact Awards

The event featured recognition of our local Triple-Impact Competitor Scholarship recipients and Double-Goal Coach Award winner as well as the presentation of a special Community Im...
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.
08.15.2019

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.
08.14.2019

Forney Independent School District to Receive Community Impact Award from PCA-North Texas

When it comes to “sports done right”, few organizations do it better than Forney ISD’s athletic program.

Forney Independent School District to Receive Community Impact Award from PCA-North Texas

When it comes to “sports done right”, few organizations do it better than Forney ISD’s athletic program.
07.11.2019

Year in Review: 2019 Momentum Magazine

In the past year, PCA impacted over 5 million youth. In this year in review, you can read about PCA's impact on Border Youth Athletic Association, how the LADF supports PCA, and se...

Year in Review: 2019 Momentum Magazine

In the past year, PCA impacted over 5 million youth. In this year in review, you can read about PCA's impact on Border Youth Athletic Association, how the LADF supports PCA, and se...
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.
05.21.2019

Paul DeJong and Jon Daniels Inspire at Big League Chalk Talk

On May 17, PCA-North Texas held their Big League Chalk Talk Luncheon at Globe Life Park in Arlington. Texas Rangers President Jon Daniels and St. Louis Cardinals Infielder, Paul De...

Paul DeJong and Jon Daniels Inspire at Big League Chalk Talk

On May 17, PCA-North Texas held their Big League Chalk Talk Luncheon at Globe Life Park in Arlington. Texas Rangers President Jon Daniels and St. Louis Cardinals Infielder, Paul De...
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...
09.11.2018

The Inaugural PCA-North Texas Positive Impact Awards & Benefit

The inaugural PCA-North Texas Positive Impact Awards, held at Las Colinas Country Club on August 9th and presented by Insperity, gave us the opportunity celebrate all the best in t...

The Inaugural PCA-North Texas Positive Impact Awards & Benefit

The inaugural PCA-North Texas Positive Impact Awards, held at Las Colinas Country Club on August 9th and presented by Insperity, gave us the opportunity celebrate all the best in t...
08.02.2018

PCA Participates In Inaugural Forney ISD Student-Athlete Leadership Summit

Throughout the day, five dynamic speakers, including PCA Trainer Matt Grahn, presented messages and strategies to help students learn best practices and gain sharp leadership tools...

PCA Participates In Inaugural Forney ISD Student-Athlete Leadership Summit

Throughout the day, five dynamic speakers, including PCA Trainer Matt Grahn, presented messages and strategies to help students learn best practices and gain sharp leadership tools...
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?
07.30.2017

Adrian Beltre: More Than Just 3,000 Hits

Beltre doesn’t technically wear a “C” on his uniform or have it next to his name on the line-up card, but his teammates often call him The Captain.

Adrian Beltre: More Than Just 3,000 Hits

Beltre doesn’t technically wear a “C” on his uniform or have it next to his name on the line-up card, but his teammates often call him The Captain.
07.10.2017

An Inside Look At PCA's Impact On Forney ISD

Forney ISD Athletic Director Neal Weaver has been instrumental in growing the PCA movement in the Forney community.

An Inside Look At PCA's Impact On Forney ISD

Forney ISD Athletic Director Neal Weaver has been instrumental in growing the PCA movement in the Forney community.
07.10.2017

Become A Trainer For PCA-North Texas

We seek individuals committed to the PCA mission to conduct workshops for coaches, athletes, parents and organizational leaders for schools and youth sports organizations.

Become A Trainer For PCA-North Texas

We seek individuals committed to the PCA mission to conduct workshops for coaches, athletes, parents and organizational leaders for schools and youth sports organizations.
07.10.2017

The Value Of The Next Play At Putt-Putt 'Fore' PCA

PCA-North Texas prevailed despite the torrential downpour that occurred just before Putt-Putt ‘Fore’ PCA was to tee off.

The Value Of The Next Play At Putt-Putt 'Fore' PCA

PCA-North Texas prevailed despite the torrential downpour that occurred just before Putt-Putt ‘Fore’ PCA was to tee off.
05.08.2017

Forming The PCA-North Texas Associate Board

PCA-North Texas hosted an informal gathering on April 12 as the first step in launching an Associate Board.

Forming The PCA-North Texas Associate Board

PCA-North Texas hosted an informal gathering on April 12 as the first step in launching an Associate Board.
05.02.2017

FOX Sports Southwest Invites High School Juniors To Apply

This public service announcement about our scholarships was produced and is airing on FOX Sports Southwest at no cost to PCA, thanks to our partnership with FOX Sports Supports.

FOX Sports Southwest Invites High School Juniors To Apply

This public service announcement about our scholarships was produced and is airing on FOX Sports Southwest at no cost to PCA, thanks to our partnership with FOX Sports Supports.
04.05.2017

Spotlight: Meet Our Scholarship Winners

One great positive impact – among many that PCA-North Texas creates for youth – is felt every year when we honor our Triple-Impact Competitor® Scholarship winners.

Spotlight: Meet Our Scholarship Winners

One great positive impact – among many that PCA-North Texas creates for youth – is felt every year when we honor our Triple-Impact Competitor® Scholarship winners.
03.03.2017

Irving ISD Partner Profile

Read this in-depth Q&A with long time PCA-North Texas partner, Irving Independent School District.

Irving ISD Partner Profile

Read this in-depth Q&A with long time PCA-North Texas partner, Irving Independent School District.
03.03.2017

PCA-North Texas Board Transition

Julius Thompson steps aside as PCA-North Texas Board Chair and Paul Stewart steps into familiar shoes.

PCA-North Texas Board Transition

Julius Thompson steps aside as PCA-North Texas Board Chair and Paul Stewart steps into familiar shoes.
03.02.2017

Katie Berglund Wins National Coaching Award

“Katie helps her athletes win on and off the pitch,” said Danielle Moorman, Executive Director of PCA-North Texas, the local Chapter of Positive Coaching Alliance.

Katie Berglund Wins National Coaching Award

“Katie helps her athletes win on and off the pitch,” said Danielle Moorman, Executive Director of PCA-North Texas, the local Chapter of Positive Coaching Alliance.
03.02.2017

Chris Dahlander Wins National Coaching Award

Like many coaches, Dahlander entered coaching intent on offering youth a more positive sports experience than the one he had endured as a child.

Chris Dahlander Wins National Coaching Award

Like many coaches, Dahlander entered coaching intent on offering youth a more positive sports experience than the one he had endured as a child.
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.
01.25.2017

Spring Valley Athletic Association Partner Profile

Read this in-depth Q&A with long time PCA-North Texas partner, Spring Valley Athletic Association.

Spring Valley Athletic Association Partner Profile

Read this in-depth Q&A with long time PCA-North Texas partner, Spring Valley Athletic Association.
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.
11.16.2016

The Best Play of Tony Romo’s Career

Tony Romo’s courageous and eloquent message in the video from his Nov. 15 press conference may turn out to be a career-defining moment.

The Best Play of Tony Romo’s Career

Tony Romo’s courageous and eloquent message in the video from his Nov. 15 press conference may turn out to be a career-defining moment.
11.15.2016

PCA-North Texas Hosts Golf Tournament At Cowboys Golf Club

The hottest ticket in North Texas is for the 8-1 Dallas Cowboys. But for an elite slate of golfers, the chance to play golf and raise money for PCA-North Texas was a bigger draw.

PCA-North Texas Hosts Golf Tournament At Cowboys Golf Club

The hottest ticket in North Texas is for the 8-1 Dallas Cowboys. But for an elite slate of golfers, the chance to play golf and raise money for PCA-North Texas was a bigger draw.
09.26.2016

Coach Scott Nady Goes Beyond Football Field

PCA Partner Parish Episcopal School Football Coach goes beyond the football field to teach his players about the reality of sex trafficking and how men are key to ending it.

Coach Scott Nady Goes Beyond Football Field

PCA Partner Parish Episcopal School Football Coach goes beyond the football field to teach his players about the reality of sex trafficking and how men are key to ending it.
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.
06.02.2016

Coffee with the Coaches Event Highlights

Our Third Annual Coffee with the Coaches presented by Insperity – May 27 at the Hall of Fame at Globe Life Park in Arlington – celebrated some of the best in North Texas sports.

Coffee with the Coaches Event Highlights

Our Third Annual Coffee with the Coaches presented by Insperity – May 27 at the Hall of Fame at Globe Life Park in Arlington – celebrated some of the best in North Texas sports.
03.14.2016

2016 Double-Goal Coach® Award National Finalists & Winners

Announcing the 2016 Double-Goal Coach award finalists and winners.

2016 Double-Goal Coach® Award National Finalists & Winners

Announcing the 2016 Double-Goal Coach award finalists and winners.

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