PCA invites each workshop participant to complete a survey six weeks after participating to share their use of PCA tools and the impact of the workshops. The survey includes several questions regarding the tools attendees have used, the effectiveness of those tools, the impact made on the athletes, and more.

Coaches, parents, and organization leaders report the impacts of PCA workshops in multiple areas, as listed below.

 

 

Coaches’ ability to support life skills development & social-emotional learning

84% of coaches report they are better able to help athletes develop a growth mindset
80% of coaches are better able to help athletes bounce back quickly from mistakes
79% of coaches are better able to develop teamwork
81% of coaches do more to help athletes develop resilience




 

Sports as fun

78% of coaches say their athletes’ experiences have improved because of PCA tools
73% of coaches are having more fun coaching
76% of coaches say their team’s environment is more positive
72% of coaches say their organization’s environment is more positive
80% of leaders believe that people in their athletic program are having more fun
84% of leaders say their organization’s environment is more positive
71% of parents say their use of PCA tools has improved their children’s sports experiences




 

Parent-coach relationships

70% of coaches have more constructive conversations with parents
68% of leaders say that coach-parent relationships have improved
58% of parents believe they are better able to have constructive conversations with their child’s coach

 




Using sports to teach life lessons

80% of coaches are increasing their focus on teaching life lessons through sports
76% of leaders say their coaches are focusing more on using sports to teach life lessons




 

Coach and athlete turnover

63% of coaches report that they are likely to continue coaching for longer
71% of coaches expect to see greater retention of their athletes on their teams
76% of leaders believe they will be better able to hire and retain good coaches
75% of leaders expect to see greater retention of athletes in their organization
63% of parents expect that their children will be more likely to continue playing sports





 

Usefulness of PCA tools

80%+ of coaches, leaders, and parents report using PCA tools after the workshop
92% of coaches believe PCA tools help make them better coaches
88% of leaders believe PCA tools help make them better leaders
84% of leaders feel more equipped to build a positive culture in their organization
71% of parents have a better understanding of how to support their children in sports
74% of parents believe PCA tools help make them better sports parents



Results are based on 714 responses to surveys administered to coaches, parents, school and youth sports organization leaders six weeks after PCA workshop participation between April and September 2019. Workshops occurred across the country and in all PCA chapter locations: Arizona, Central Texas, Chicago, Cleveland, Colorado, Hawaii, Houston, Los Angeles, Mid-Atlantic, Minnesota, New England, New York City, North Texas, Portland, Sacramento, San Francisco Bay Area, Seattle, and Tampa Bay.