Niwot HS Student-Athletes Strengthen Character & Leadership While Seasons Postponed

Much like most of the country, Colorado HS athletics has experienced non-stop cancelations and postponements which have left many of their athletes feeling lost and disconnected. N...

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....

Boulder Mountain Warriors Strengthen Team-Building Skills with PCA

In their second year partnering with PCA, Boulder Mountain Warriors, a year-round youth running club, continues to learn insightful lessons in their workshops. Their three workshop...

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...

PCA-Colorado Among Charities Receiving Funding from Denver Broncos Charities

Denver Broncos Charities will distribute more than $150,000 to 35 organizations and nonprofits through its annual Community Grant Program funding cycle, it was announced on Thursda...

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.

PCA Live Workshops Available (Zoom and In Person)

Schools and youth sports organizations can click below for more information and to sign up for more information about these Zoom workshops.

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.

St. Vrain Football Club Praised By PCA For Providing Online Training, Support

“We may not be on the playing field together right now,” said Daniel Jones, executive director of SVFC. “But we can still help our players stay physically and mentally active.

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.

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!

Leading through Crisis: Concepts, Behaviors and what Youth Sports Leaders can learn from the NBA

Over the last few weeks, high school athletic directors and leaders of all kinds of youth sports leagues have been thrust into leadership spotlights and decision-making in a times ...

Rocky Mountain Hospital for Children to be Exclusive Sponsor of the PCA-Colorado Triple-Impact Competitor® Scholarship Program

PCA-Colorado is excited to announce the renewal of the chapter Sponsorship by Rocky Mountain Hospital for Children!

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.

Proud PCA Partner Denver Public Schools And a Random Act of Kindness

Two eighth grade boys basketball teams from Denver showed true sportsmanship this week when they performed a random act of kindness toward a player with a disability.

PCA-Colorado Adds Three to Local Leadership Council

The platform is designed to enable business leaders to join the PCA Movement and help us change the culture of youth sports.

Q&A With Amy Duba: New PCA-Colorado Partnership Manager

Amy joined PCA in September 2019 and currently works as the Partnership Manager covering the state of Colorado.

Launching the PCA-Colorado Leadership Council with Former Broncos QB Jake Plummer

PCA-Colorado launched a Leadership Council on Friday morning, October 18th with a breakfast meeting held at Deloitte’s offices in LoDo.

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.

PCA's Expanded Impact At 2019 Triple Crown World Series Events

The bases were loaded with sportsmanship at the Triple Crown World Series events in Steamboat Springs as PCA & Triple Crown Sports put a strong and consistent message out to coache...

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.

Colorado Year in Review: 2019 Momentum Magazine

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

PCA's Amy Manson Responds to Viral Baseball Brawl on Fox31 News

Following a recent viral video about a brawl breaking out at a baseball game in Lakewood, PCA's Amy Manson spoke with KDVR, Fox31 News about Positive Coaching Alliance and the Dare...

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.

PCA-Colorado Celebrates Opening Day with Arapahoe Little League

PCA-CO trainers, Nicole Trimboli & Hank Lewis enjoyed spending Opening Day with Arapahoe Little League on May 18th.

PCA-Colorado Hosts Jeans and Jerseys Youth Sports Impact Awards

PCA-Colorado hosted their Jeans and Jerseys Youth Sports Impact Awards presented by Rocky Mountain Hospital for Children. Hosted at Mile High Station, nearly 200 people attended, a...

PCA-Colorado Receives Grant from The Anschutz Foundation

PCA-Colorado received a grant from The Anschutz Foundation to support workshop programming throughout the state of Colorado.

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!

Coaches Commit To Character Education

The Character Coaching program wrapped up with a celebration at the Denver Nuggets vs. Utah Jazz game last night on February 28th.

How Sports Filled My Tool Belt With Life Lessons, From PCA Staff Member Amy Manson

Being an athlete and playing sports has affected my life by filling my "tool belt" with the wisdom that came from all of the life simulations that presented through sports.

Positivity In The Workplace: PCA Workshops for RMHC

Dr. Brooke Pengel, MD, the Medical Director for Pediatric Sports Medicine, shared that the workshop was a game changer.

Denver Public Schools Hosts Leadership Summit at Pepsi Center

Student-Athlete Leader Representatives from every high school in DPS gathered at the Peak Pub House for an athletics leadership summit on Friday, November 16th.

Rocky Mountain Hospital For Children Continues Support for PCA-Colorado

PCA-Colorado, the Colorado Chapter of Positive Coaching Alliance, announced today that it has received continued support from RMHC for the third year in a row.

The Impact of the "Good Sport Towel" Exchange At Denver Public Schools

The towel identifies a participant in the Prep League who exemplifies great sportsmanship, character or bravery.

Daniels Fund Continues Support of PCA-Colorado with $200,000 Grant to Expand Impact Statewide

PCA-Colorado, the Colorado Chapter of Positive Coaching Alliance, announced today that it has received a $200,000 Daniels Fund grant to support its programming efforts across the s...

Colorado 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.

Colorado Hockey And Character Development Continues

This time nearly seven years ago PCA Colorado was just getting to know the Colorado Youth Hockey landscape.

Q&A With Jennifer Torrent: New PCA-Colorado Partnership Manager

Jennifer joined PCA in 2018 and currently works as the Partnership Manager covering the state of Colorado.

CHSAA Welcomes PCA As Official Parent Program Provider

CHSAA has recognized PCA as its official parent behavior program provider, using the very successful Dare to Chill campaign as the centerpiece to their parent education platform.

Rocky Mountain Hospital for Children Teams Up with Positive Coaching Alliance to Build a Healthy Environment for Young Athletes

For the 2nd year, Rocky Mountain Hospital for Children is proud to announce they will continue as the official pediatric healthcare partner of Positive Coaching Alliance- Colorado.

PCA Founder Jim Thompson CEO On Colorado Radio KGNU

Jim Thompson recently made an appearance on The Real Deal In Sports with Josh Chetwynd to discuss the growing youth sports industrial complex and the dangers it entails.

Exciting Leadership For Colorado Youth Sports: A Q&A with Paula Hendrickson

We are incredibly excited that Paula Hendrickson has taken on this important position within our Colorado Board.

Dr. Brooke Pengel (MD): Dynamic vs. Static Stretching

Which one is more beneficial for athletes prior to exercise? Brooke Pengel, MD, compares the two types and sheds light on recent research related to this topic.

‘We want them to feel empowered’: Summit Offers Athletes Lessons on Leadership

For Lesher Middle School basketball player Cate Schelly, winning is about more than scoring points.

A Podcast With Amy Manson, PCA Trainer And Superstar Ninja Mom

Amy Manson tells us her story of how she continues to find and grow her passion for running, raising her kids to be ninjas–on and off the course–and keeping up her own athleticism.

Facebook Live Interview with Andrew Pytiak, MD

Young baseball pitchers are throwing too many pitches without enough rest between games. This includes players from Little League all the way through high school.

The Triple-Impact Competitor® Sports Awards

Hearing the stories from our Triple-Impact Competitor Scholarship Winners, from CEO Jim Thompson & from Padraig Smith, everyone in the room understood the true meaning of sports.

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?

Daring To Chill Throughout Colorado

Parents want their children to do well– turns out the best way for that to happen is counterintuitive. See a list of events where we help sports parents re-think their approach!

When You Call Your Club A "Life Skills Club" You Deserve Recognition

The main life skills we teach are respect for authority, working with others, facing adversity and being coachable…being able to give and receive feedback, Jones said.

The Perfect Arena For Character Education

There are so many high quality facilities for youth and high school sports throughout Colorado, said PCA-Colorado Chapter Executive Director Tom Puzio.

The Heart Of The Child Is The Point

A youth coach will find the joy of coaching when he/she asks the question; what’s the point? And finds the answer to be, the heart of the child.

Wolfpack Ninja Tour And The Journey Of Self-Improvement

The partnership between PCA-Colorado and Wolfpack Ninja Tour is all about helping kids learn to love the journey of self-improvement.

2017 Double-Goal Coach® Award National Winners

Announcing the 2017 Double-Goal Coach award winners.

Winner Frankie Jones To Be On Stage At National Youth Sports Awards

Jones 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.

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.

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 Secret to Sports Parenting Success

Some 70% of U.S. children quit sports by age 13, often due to parental pressure. Once kids quit, they miss out on important life lessons and health benefits that sports offer.

Double-Goal Coach® Award A Highlight In Coaching Career

To be one of the recipients along with so many outstanding coaches across America is definitely a highlight of my coaching career.

PCA Partners Help Make #LEGACYSTRONG

At Thursday night's Leadership Summit hosted by PCA Partner Dakota Ridge High School, students displayed compassion for another PCA partner, Legacy HS, after a tragic bus accident.

The Colorado Amateur Hockey Association and PCA-Colorado Team Up To Help Parents & Coaches Enhance Youth Hockey; $500 Grants Available

As part of a targeted effort to provide the most positive environment possible for Colorado hockey, CAHA has partnered with Positive Coaching Alliance.


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

RMHC Partners with PCA-Colorado to Bring Awareness and Attention to Youth Sports

Rocky Mountain Hospital for Children (RMHC) announced today a partnership with PCA-Colorado to bring awareness and attention to developing "Better Athletes, Better People."

National Award to Thomas Deaguero

Adams City High School Wrestling Coach Thomas Deaguero has won Positive Coaching Alliance’s Double-Goal Coach® Award presented by TeamSnap for his positive impact on youth athletes...

Andy Lowry Wins Double-Goal Coach® Award

Andy Lowry, who coaches football for Columbine High School, has won Positive Coaching Alliance’s Double-Goal Coach®Award presented by TeamSnap for his positive impact on youth athl...

Awards Banquet Recap

Highlights from PCA-Colorado's Third Annual Youth Sports Impact Awards Banquet

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