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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.
06.29.2020

RECAP: Former Olympian Natasha Watley with PCA's Marti Reed join virtual coaches' training webinar

We were thrilled to partner with the Los Angeles Dodgers Foundation on June 25th for our sixth virtual Dodgers RBI coaches’ training webinar. Natasha Watley, Olympic Gold Medalist ...

RECAP: Former Olympian Natasha Watley with PCA's Marti Reed join virtual coaches' training webinar

We were thrilled to partner with the Los Angeles Dodgers Foundation on June 25th for our sixth virtual Dodgers RBI coaches’ training webinar. Natasha Watley, Olympic Gold Medalist ...
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

IMPACT Internship: The Power of Taking a Timeout Q&A

This interview was conducted by IMPACT Internship Co-Founders, Lexie King and Felisa Israel, with Charlie Robinson and Mya Brannan, student interns with Positive Coaching Alliance ...

IMPACT Internship: The Power of Taking a Timeout Q&A

This interview was conducted by IMPACT Internship Co-Founders, Lexie King and Felisa Israel, with Charlie Robinson and Mya Brannan, student interns with Positive Coaching Alliance ...
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...
06.19.2020

RECAP: Marcellus Wiley And Los Angeles Dodgers Foundation CEO Join PCA Zoom Webinar

Wiley gives timely advice to student-athletes and those working with students on a Zoom Workshop funded by the Los Angeles Dodgers Foundation.

RECAP: Marcellus Wiley And Los Angeles Dodgers Foundation CEO Join PCA Zoom Webinar

Wiley gives timely advice to student-athletes and those working with students on a Zoom Workshop funded by the Los Angeles Dodgers Foundation.
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.
05.29.2020

Sports Illustrated: Dodger Third Base Coach Dino Ebel Joins Dodgers Foundation for PCA Virtual Coaches Training

LADF’s training series teaches baseball and softball fundamentals, trauma-informed approaches, concussion protocols, and positive youth development strategies from Positive Coachin...

Sports Illustrated: Dodger Third Base Coach Dino Ebel Joins Dodgers Foundation for PCA Virtual Coaches Training

LADF’s training series teaches baseball and softball fundamentals, trauma-informed approaches, concussion protocols, and positive youth development strategies from Positive Coachin...
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.
05.07.2020

CHLA: Staying Active During COVID-19

Although research has proven the immense benefits of physical activity for the body and brain, families may be facing the difficult challenge of achieving the same levels of physic...

CHLA: Staying Active During COVID-19

Although research has proven the immense benefits of physical activity for the body and brain, families may be facing the difficult challenge of achieving the same levels of physic...
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.
05.04.2020

James Ford Wins Positive Coaching Alliance National Double-Goal Coach® Award Presented by TeamSnap

James Ford, Multi-sport Coach at LA’s BEST (Better Educated Students Tomorrow) After School Program has won Positive Coaching Alliance’s coveted National Double-Goal Coach® Award p...

James Ford Wins Positive Coaching Alliance National Double-Goal Coach® Award Presented by TeamSnap

James Ford, Multi-sport Coach at LA’s BEST (Better Educated Students Tomorrow) After School Program has won Positive Coaching Alliance’s coveted National Double-Goal Coach® Award p...
05.01.2020

Dr. Bianca Edison: Staying Active During COVID-19

Children’s Hospital-Los Angeles MD and PCA-LA Board Member Dr. Bianca Edison gives practical ways to staying active during these unique times at home.

Dr. Bianca Edison: Staying Active During COVID-19

Children’s Hospital-Los Angeles MD and PCA-LA Board Member Dr. Bianca Edison gives practical ways to staying active during these unique times at home.
04.23.2020

Honoring The Game — Life Is A Team Sport

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

Honoring The Game — Life Is A Team Sport

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

FREE: Interactive Online Course For Officials

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

FREE: Interactive Online Course For Officials

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

Supporting Each Other: Filling Emotional Tanks

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

Supporting Each Other: Filling Emotional Tanks

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

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

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

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

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

How to Handle Mistakes

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

How to Handle Mistakes

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

FREE: Interactive Online Course For Youth Athletes

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

FREE: Interactive Online Course For Youth Athletes

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

Coaching At Home

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

Coaching At Home

See a list of practical coaching exercises that parents can adapt to ensure positive experiences and positive outcomes for their children while at home.
03.31.2020

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!
02.05.2020

Kobe Bryant and His Impact on Women’s Sports

Making the world a better place was something Kobe Bryant was trying to do for his daughters and for all girls and women in sports. Kobe was truly a champion of women’s sports and ...

Kobe Bryant and His Impact on Women’s Sports

Making the world a better place was something Kobe Bryant was trying to do for his daughters and for all girls and women in sports. Kobe was truly a champion of women’s sports and ...
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.
12.18.2019

Leadership and Sportsmanship Summits Bring Rival Schools Together

PCA-LA delivers two Leadership and Sportsmanship Summits where student-athletes come together in the spirt of respecting your rivals, honoring the game and improving communities.

Leadership and Sportsmanship Summits Bring Rival Schools Together

PCA-LA delivers two Leadership and Sportsmanship Summits where student-athletes come together in the spirt of respecting your rivals, honoring the game and improving communities.
12.18.2019

Pickleball + Positive Motivation = Joy!

PCA-LA created a unique and inclusive experience for students at Alfonso Perez Special Education Center as part of our partnership with the Los Angeles Dodgers Foundation.

Pickleball + Positive Motivation = Joy!

PCA-LA created a unique and inclusive experience for students at Alfonso Perez Special Education Center as part of our partnership with the Los Angeles Dodgers Foundation.
12.18.2019

Los Angeles: New and Seasoned Trainers Recognized

PCA-LA honors three newly certified and three experienced Trainers at USC’s Hall OF Champions.

Los Angeles: New and Seasoned Trainers Recognized

PCA-LA honors three newly certified and three experienced Trainers at USC’s Hall OF Champions.
11.20.2019

City of Inglewood Flag Football Supported by LA Rams

The City of Inglewood has been a long time partner of Positive Coaching Alliance-Los Angeles. This year, their Flag Football Program became the Inglewood Rams with support from th...

City of Inglewood Flag Football Supported by LA Rams

The City of Inglewood has been a long time partner of Positive Coaching Alliance-Los Angeles. This year, their Flag Football Program became the Inglewood Rams with support from th...
10.16.2019

Under Pressure: Stress Resilience When Stakes are High

For the second time this year, PCA-LA has teamed up with Children’s Hospital-Los Angeles to deliver important and topical content in a dynamic panel discussion setting to one of th...

Under Pressure: Stress Resilience When Stakes are High

For the second time this year, PCA-LA has teamed up with Children’s Hospital-Los Angeles to deliver important and topical content in a dynamic panel discussion setting to one of th...
09.26.2019

Spotlight: Partnership Between Santa Barbara Athletic Round Table (SBART) and PCA is IMPACTFUL!

The Santa Barbara Athletic Round Table and Positive Coaching Alliance -Los Angeles have been partners since 2014 delivering 34 workshops involving over 1800 participants.

Spotlight: Partnership Between Santa Barbara Athletic Round Table (SBART) and PCA is IMPACTFUL!

The Santa Barbara Athletic Round Table and Positive Coaching Alliance -Los Angeles have been partners since 2014 delivering 34 workshops involving over 1800 participants.
09.26.2019

PCA-Los Angeles Summer of Character Development Program is a Successful Pilot!

PCA-Los Angeles had an outstanding summer building Character Development with over 100 youth participating in camp at the Mar Vista Recreation Center.

PCA-Los Angeles Summer of Character Development Program is a Successful Pilot!

PCA-Los Angeles had an outstanding summer building Character Development with over 100 youth participating in camp at the Mar Vista Recreation Center.
09.26.2019

Stepping Out and Stepping Up for Positive Coaching Alliance- Los Angeles

The warm up set the mood for the day and what was to come. Over 80 people showed up ready to give high fives to everyone there and ready to be a part of something meaningful!

Stepping Out and Stepping Up for Positive Coaching Alliance- Los Angeles

The warm up set the mood for the day and what was to come. Over 80 people showed up ready to give high fives to everyone there and ready to be a part of something meaningful!
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.
07.24.2019

Los Angeles Year in Review: 2019 Momentum Magazine

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

Los Angeles Year in Review: 2019 Momentum Magazine

Each year, PCA’s annual Los Angeles edition of Momentum Magazine recaps the past year’s highlights from the PCA Movement both in Los Angeles and across the country.
06.25.2019

PCA-LA AND CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL LOS ANGELES PROMOTE HEALTHY ATHLETES

CHLA’s Sports Medicine Program and PCA-LA have put into action a Healthy Athletes Platform that tells stories and provides education to schools and communities. See these stories o...

PCA-LA AND CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL LOS ANGELES PROMOTE HEALTHY ATHLETES

CHLA’s Sports Medicine Program and PCA-LA have put into action a Healthy Athletes Platform that tells stories and provides education to schools and communities. See these stories o...
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.
04.23.2019

“Teamwork Makes The Dream Work”

What an incredible night of impact at PCA-Los Angeles’ 3rd Annual Positive Impact Awards Benefit, April 13th at Dignity Health Sports Park.

“Teamwork Makes The Dream Work”

What an incredible night of impact at PCA-Los Angeles’ 3rd Annual Positive Impact Awards Benefit, April 13th at Dignity Health Sports Park.
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!
02.06.2019

Growing Up With Sports in Compton, From PCA Staff Member Emerald Leiataua

Growing up in Compton, CA, there were several environmental influences that could've easily steered my path into a different route, but it was through sports and life lessons I've ...

Growing Up With Sports in Compton, From PCA Staff Member Emerald Leiataua

Growing up in Compton, CA, there were several environmental influences that could've easily steered my path into a different route, but it was through sports and life lessons I've ...
01.11.2019

Children’s Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA) - Sports Medicine Program is a PCA-LA Health Champion

CHLA’s Sports Medicine Program and PCA-LA are furthering their partnership to promote both mental and physical health through a Healthy Athletes platform that includes a Healthy At...

Children’s Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA) - Sports Medicine Program is a PCA-LA Health Champion

CHLA’s Sports Medicine Program and PCA-LA are furthering their partnership to promote both mental and physical health through a Healthy Athletes platform that includes a Healthy At...
10.23.2018

Giving Their Home Field The Advantage: The Dodgers Foundation & PCA-LA

The pregame ceremony in September is one of several ways the Los Angeles Dodgers Foundation and Positive Coaching Alliance’s LA Chapter team up to impact underserved youth in South...

Giving Their Home Field The Advantage: The Dodgers Foundation & PCA-LA

The pregame ceremony in September is one of several ways the Los Angeles Dodgers Foundation and Positive Coaching Alliance’s LA Chapter team up to impact underserved youth in South...
08.29.2018

Stepping Up For PCA-Los Angeles

This past Sunday afternoon marked the first ever PCA-Los Angeles STADIUM STAMPEDE at UCLA’s Drake Stadium. The weather came in at a perfect sunny and 75˚, setting the mark for a gr...

Stepping Up For PCA-Los Angeles

This past Sunday afternoon marked the first ever PCA-Los Angeles STADIUM STAMPEDE at UCLA’s Drake Stadium. The weather came in at a perfect sunny and 75˚, setting the mark for a gr...
08.16.2018

Los Angeles 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.

Los Angeles 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.
08.01.2018

Missing Ken Ravizza

Here are just a few of the memorable lessons I learned from Ken throughout our work together.

Missing Ken Ravizza

Here are just a few of the memorable lessons I learned from Ken throughout our work together.
05.30.2018
04.12.2018

Nomar Garciaparra and Mia Hamm Share Parenting Insights

PCA-Los Angeles’ Positive Sports Parent Series with Nomar Garciaparra and Mia Hamm was an eye-opening experience from two of the most famous and successful athletes in their sports...

Nomar Garciaparra and Mia Hamm Share Parenting Insights

PCA-Los Angeles’ Positive Sports Parent Series with Nomar Garciaparra and Mia Hamm was an eye-opening experience from two of the most famous and successful athletes in their sports...
04.07.2018

PCA-Central Texas At The Final Four

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

PCA-Central Texas At The Final Four

With San Antonio being the host city for the NCAA March Madness Final Four® games, PCA-Central Texas hosted two events leading up to the games to share the PCA movement within the...
04.04.2018

Volleyball Legends Kerri Walsh-Jennings And Casey Jennings On Sports Parenting

PCA-Los Angeles’ Positive Sports Parent Series with Kerri Walsh-Jennings and Casey Jennings was a discussion about the state of youth sports today.

Volleyball Legends Kerri Walsh-Jennings And Casey Jennings On Sports Parenting

PCA-Los Angeles’ Positive Sports Parent Series with Kerri Walsh-Jennings and Casey Jennings was a discussion about the state of youth sports today.
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.
03.22.2018

Student-Athletes; Dodgers Foundation Honored At 2nd Annual Positive Impact Awards

The historic LA84 Foundation was the perfect setting for recognizing accomplishments on and off the field. Our 2nd Annual Positive Impact Awards inspired Olympic level cheers.

Student-Athletes; Dodgers Foundation Honored At 2nd Annual Positive Impact Awards

The historic LA84 Foundation was the perfect setting for recognizing accomplishments on and off the field. Our 2nd Annual Positive Impact Awards inspired Olympic level cheers.
02.16.2018

My Experience at the LA84 Foundation

I’m Micah Croom. A student-athlete at Dartmouth who is currently interning with a fellow teammate, Rashaad Cooper, at Positive Coaching Alliance-Los Angeles.

My Experience at the LA84 Foundation

I’m Micah Croom. A student-athlete at Dartmouth who is currently interning with a fellow teammate, Rashaad Cooper, at Positive Coaching Alliance-Los Angeles.
02.16.2018

My Experience at the Jr. Lakers Workshop

My name is Rashaad Cooper, I’m a Junior at Dartmouth College and a member of the football team. Myy teammate and I are gaining valuable experience as interns here at PCA-LA.

My Experience at the Jr. Lakers Workshop

My name is Rashaad Cooper, I’m a Junior at Dartmouth College and a member of the football team. Myy teammate and I are gaining valuable experience as interns here at PCA-LA.
02.15.2018

Positive Impact Awards To Be Hosted At LA84 Foundation on March 1

The event will be honoring Ten (10) Triple-Impact Competitor® student-athletes eligible for college scholarships.

Positive Impact Awards To Be Hosted At LA84 Foundation on March 1

The event will be honoring Ten (10) Triple-Impact Competitor® student-athletes eligible for college scholarships.
12.14.2017

Healing From Harvey Through Sports

At PCA-Houston, we love getting reminded of the many ways sports make the world a better place. This is one example what sports allows us to do.

Healing From Harvey Through Sports

At PCA-Houston, we love getting reminded of the many ways sports make the world a better place. This is one example what sports allows us to do.
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?
09.09.2017

First Of Many In The Positive Sports Parent Series

Sports parents were treated to a parent workshop by PCA National Director of Training Ruben Nieves, advice from Volleyball Legend Sinjin Smith, and health tips from Dr. Edison of C...

First Of Many In The Positive Sports Parent Series

Sports parents were treated to a parent workshop by PCA National Director of Training Ruben Nieves, advice from Volleyball Legend Sinjin Smith, and health tips from Dr. Edison of C...
08.27.2017

Dodgers RBI Coach Of The Year Awards Ceremony

The Los Angeles Dodgers Foundation and Positive Coaching Alliance-Los Angeles launched the Dodgers RBI (Reviving Baseball in Inner cities) Coach of the Year Award this season.

Dodgers RBI Coach Of The Year Awards Ceremony

The Los Angeles Dodgers Foundation and Positive Coaching Alliance-Los Angeles launched the Dodgers RBI (Reviving Baseball in Inner cities) Coach of the Year Award this season.
08.16.2017

ABC7 News Feature On Health And Youth Sports

ABC7 Health Specialist Denise Dador interviewed PCA-LA Executive Director Alan Berkes and Children’s Hospital – LA Sports Medicine Physician and PCA-LA Board Member Bianca Edison.

ABC7 News Feature On Health And Youth Sports

ABC7 Health Specialist Denise Dador interviewed PCA-LA Executive Director Alan Berkes and Children’s Hospital – LA Sports Medicine Physician and PCA-LA Board Member Bianca Edison.
08.16.2017

Coaching Healthy Athletes Event Tackles Important Health Issues In Youth Sports

PCA-Los Angeles, partners the LA Galaxy and Children Hospital-Los Angeles, hosted a dynamic panel discussion Saturday about the health and well being of youth athletes.

Coaching Healthy Athletes Event Tackles Important Health Issues In Youth Sports

PCA-Los Angeles, partners the LA Galaxy and Children Hospital-Los Angeles, hosted a dynamic panel discussion Saturday about the health and well being of youth athletes.
07.13.2017

My Takeaways From Attending the ESPYs

I was able to attend ESPN’s Sports Humanitarian Awards on Tuesday and the 25th-anniversary edition of the network’s esteemed ESPYs awards show. Here are my key takeaways...

My Takeaways From Attending the ESPYs

I was able to attend ESPN’s Sports Humanitarian Awards on Tuesday and the 25th-anniversary edition of the network’s esteemed ESPYs awards show. Here are my key takeaways...
07.09.2017

Phil Jackson’s Overlooked Impact on Youth Sports

The media frenzy around Phil Jackson’s firing by the Knicks has obscured an important part of his legacy—not his 11 NBA Championship rings, but his impact on youth sports.

Phil Jackson’s Overlooked Impact on Youth Sports

The media frenzy around Phil Jackson’s firing by the Knicks has obscured an important part of his legacy—not his 11 NBA Championship rings, but his impact on youth sports.
07.07.2017

Relentless Positivity Creates Team Chemistry

Team chemistry can be seen in the victory lap the Manhattan Beach 9-10 year old All-Star team took sprinting around the bases after winning the District 36 Championship last night.

Relentless Positivity Creates Team Chemistry

Team chemistry can be seen in the victory lap the Manhattan Beach 9-10 year old All-Star team took sprinting around the bases after winning the District 36 Championship last night.
06.29.2017

Coach Workshops For Dodgers RBI

PCA-LA continues to provide Double-Goal Coach Workshops for Dodger’s RBI (Reviving Baseball in the Inner Cities) coaches.

Coach Workshops For Dodgers RBI

PCA-LA continues to provide Double-Goal Coach Workshops for Dodger’s RBI (Reviving Baseball in the Inner Cities) coaches.
06.29.2017

Snoop Youth Football League Commits To Character Development

The Snoop Youth Football League was found by entertainment icon Snoop Dogg in the Fall of 2005 with 1,300 kids playing.

Snoop Youth Football League Commits To Character Development

The Snoop Youth Football League was found by entertainment icon Snoop Dogg in the Fall of 2005 with 1,300 kids playing.
05.25.2017

On-Field Scholarship Ceremony At Dodgers Stadium

For PCA’s Triple-Impact Competitor Scholarship Winners the Dodgers not only hosted the event to raise the money but provided a check presentation on-field pre-game on May 25th.

On-Field Scholarship Ceremony At Dodgers Stadium

For PCA’s Triple-Impact Competitor Scholarship Winners the Dodgers not only hosted the event to raise the money but provided a check presentation on-field pre-game on May 25th.
03.29.2017

Where Are All The Women Coaches In Youth Sports?

While girls’ participation in sports is growing, the number of women in coaching is steadily declining, such that it’s common now for a girl to never be coached by a woman.

Where Are All The Women Coaches In Youth Sports?

While girls’ participation in sports is growing, the number of women in coaching is steadily declining, such that it’s common now for a girl to never be coached by a woman.
03.24.2017

Bob Johnson Wins National Coaching Award

Bob Johnson, Mission Viejo High School Football Coach, Wins Positive Coaching Alliance’s Double-Goal Coach® Award Presented by TeamSnap.

Bob Johnson Wins National Coaching Award

Bob Johnson, Mission Viejo High School Football Coach, Wins Positive Coaching Alliance’s Double-Goal Coach® Award Presented by TeamSnap.
03.24.2017

Breeze McDonald Wins National Coaching Award

Breeze McDonald, Youth Basketball Coach for Earl Watson Elite, Wins Positive Coaching Alliance’s Double-Goal Coach® Award Presented by TeamSnap

Breeze McDonald Wins National Coaching Award

Breeze McDonald, Youth Basketball Coach for Earl Watson Elite, Wins Positive Coaching Alliance’s Double-Goal Coach® Award Presented by TeamSnap
03.24.2017

Wes Bateman Wins National Coaching Award

Wes Bateman, Reseda High School Softball Coach, Wins Positive Coaching Alliance’s Double-Goal Coach® Award Presented by TeamSnap

Wes Bateman Wins National Coaching Award

Wes Bateman, Reseda High School Softball Coach, Wins Positive Coaching Alliance’s Double-Goal Coach® Award Presented by TeamSnap
03.01.2017

2017 Double-Goal Coach® Award National Winners

Announcing the 2017 Double-Goal Coach award winners.

2017 Double-Goal Coach® Award National Winners

Announcing the 2017 Double-Goal Coach award winners.
02.05.2017

PCA Super Bowl Spot From FOX Sports Supports

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

PCA Super Bowl Spot From FOX Sports Supports

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

2017 Double-Goal Coach® Award National Finalists

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

2017 Double-Goal Coach® Award National Finalists

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

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

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

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

As 2016 nears its end, we offer these Top 10 conversation-worthy from throughout the year stories to start discussion among coaches, parents and their youth athletes.
11.18.2016

Featured Partner: La Canada High School

Most recently, LCHS hosted a workshop for students in their gymnasium. There were over 600 student-athletes in attendance to listen and participate in a workshop led by Ray Lokar.

Featured Partner: La Canada High School

Most recently, LCHS hosted a workshop for students in their gymnasium. There were over 600 student-athletes in attendance to listen and participate in a workshop led by Ray Lokar.
10.27.2016

PCA Represented at LA84 Foundation’s Youth Sports Summit

Jim Thompson and Advisory Board Member Julie Foudy join the Mayor of Los Angeles and many sports dignitaries to discuss and educate over 350 people about issues in Youth Sports.

PCA Represented at LA84 Foundation’s Youth Sports Summit

Jim Thompson and Advisory Board Member Julie Foudy join the Mayor of Los Angeles and many sports dignitaries to discuss and educate over 350 people about issues in Youth Sports.
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.

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.
10.08.2016

PCA-LA and the Jr. Lakers team up with Laker great Michael Cooper

The PCA Double-Goal Coach® Workshop for 150 of LA’s Best basketball coaches, supported by the LA84 Foundation, got a taste of “show time”.

PCA-LA and the Jr. Lakers team up with Laker great Michael Cooper

The PCA Double-Goal Coach® Workshop for 150 of LA’s Best basketball coaches, supported by the LA84 Foundation, got a taste of “show time”.
09.14.2016

Sports Teach Life Lessons

When you look at sports through the lens of teaching life lessons, you realize the benefits go far beyond the field of play.

Sports Teach Life Lessons

When you look at sports through the lens of teaching life lessons, you realize the benefits go far beyond the field of play.
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.
08.10.2016

CIF Los Angeles City Section Partners with the LA84 Foundation and Positive Coaching Alliance

The CIF Los Angeles City Section, the LA84 Foundation and PCA-Los Angeles (PCA-LA) are partnering to provide training for Section administrators and coaches for the next two years.

CIF Los Angeles City Section Partners with the LA84 Foundation and Positive Coaching Alliance

The CIF Los Angeles City Section, the LA84 Foundation and PCA-Los Angeles (PCA-LA) are partnering to provide training for Section administrators and coaches for the next two years.
07.12.2016

LA Dodgers Foundation Supports PCA-Los Angeles In Impactful Ways

LA Dodgers Foundation supports PCA-Los Angeles by hosting PCA Workshops for Dodgers RBI, a scholarship check presentation on-field and inaugural Positive Impact Awards!

LA Dodgers Foundation Supports PCA-Los Angeles In Impactful Ways

LA Dodgers Foundation supports PCA-Los Angeles by hosting PCA Workshops for Dodgers RBI, a scholarship check presentation on-field and inaugural Positive Impact Awards!
06.22.2016

PCA-Los Angeles Named “Official Training Partner” Of LA84 Foundation

PCA-Los Angeles named “Official Training Partner” of LA84 Foundation. PCA-Los Angeles conducting 40 Double-Goal Coach® Workshops for LA84 grantees.

PCA-Los Angeles Named “Official Training Partner” Of LA84 Foundation

PCA-Los Angeles named “Official Training Partner” of LA84 Foundation. PCA-Los Angeles conducting 40 Double-Goal Coach® Workshops for LA84 grantees.
06.15.2016

PCA Double-Goal Coach® Workshop Kicks Off Jr. Lakers Pilot Program

Jr. Lakers team up with Boys & Girls Clubs, AC Green and PCA-Los Angeles. “PCA Double-Goal Coach® Workshop kicks off Jr. Lakers pilot program.”

PCA Double-Goal Coach® Workshop Kicks Off Jr. Lakers Pilot Program

Jr. Lakers team up with Boys & Girls Clubs, AC Green and PCA-Los Angeles. “PCA Double-Goal Coach® Workshop kicks off Jr. Lakers pilot program.”
04.26.2016

FOX Sports Supports Launches PSA Campaign For PCA

The 30-second public service announcement is the first of multiple spots FOX Sports will produce and air across its national and regional networks.

FOX Sports Supports Launches PSA Campaign For PCA

The 30-second public service announcement is the first of multiple spots FOX Sports will produce and air across its national and regional networks.
04.25.2016

PCA-Los Angeles and Lakers' "Final High-Five" campaign a huge success!

Palmdale native gets the last high-five of Kobe Bryant’s storied career.

PCA-Los Angeles and Lakers' "Final High-Five" campaign a huge success!

Palmdale native gets the last high-five of Kobe Bryant’s storied career.
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.
01.04.2016

Bruce Horowitz Wins Award

Board Member Bruce Horowitz wins city of Beverly Hills "Step Up and Make a Difference" award.

Bruce Horowitz Wins Award

Board Member Bruce Horowitz wins city of Beverly Hills "Step Up and Make a Difference" award.
12.16.2015

Featured Partner: BHBL

Our longest standing PCA partner, Beverly Hills Basketball League continues their tradition of educating and engaging their coaches and parents. See what they’ve been up to.

Featured Partner: BHBL

Our longest standing PCA partner, Beverly Hills Basketball League continues their tradition of educating and engaging their coaches and parents. See what they’ve been up to.
10.08.2015

Featured Partner: FC Man United

Meet featured partner FC Man United, a competitive southern California soccer club on their second year of their PCA Partnership.

Featured Partner: FC Man United

Meet featured partner FC Man United, a competitive southern California soccer club on their second year of their PCA Partnership.
09.02.2015

What a Weekend!

PCA does back-to-back Workshops for the LA Sparks and LA’s Best.

What a Weekend!

PCA does back-to-back Workshops for the LA Sparks and LA’s Best.
06.24.2015

LA Galaxy's Partner of the Match

Among PCA-Los Angeles’ first activities was kick-off of a partnership with Major League Soccer’s Los Angeles Galaxy.

LA Galaxy's Partner of the Match

Among PCA-Los Angeles’ first activities was kick-off of a partnership with Major League Soccer’s Los Angeles Galaxy.

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