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Spurs Give Foundation Continues Their Great Impact on Youth Basketball With PCA

Spurs Give Foundation has been partnered with PCA for four years with a goal of providing valuable character-building opportunities to the Spurs Youth Basketball programs throughou...

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...

Big 12 Commissioner Bob Bowlsby Joins PCA National Board of Directors

Bowlsby is truly one of the most respected athletic administrators in the nation and was named the Commissioner of the Big 12 Conference on May 4, 2012.

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...

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 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...

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....

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...

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...

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...

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...

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.

Life Is A Team Sport

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

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...

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.

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.

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.

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, ...

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 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...

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.

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 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...

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.

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...

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.

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.

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.

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...

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.

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...

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!

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...

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...

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...

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.

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.

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?

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Irving ISD Partner Profile

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

PCA-North Texas Board Transition

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

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.

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.

2017 Double-Goal Coach® Award National Winners

Announcing the 2017 Double-Goal Coach award winners.

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.

Spring Valley Athletic Association Partner Profile

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

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.

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.

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.

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.


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

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.

2016 Double-Goal Coach® Award National Finalists & Winners

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

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