PCA workshops combine the latest in sports and educational psychology and organizational behavior with practical advice from a National Advisory Board of top pro and college athletes and coaches who use our principles at the highest levels of competition. The workshops are all highly interactive and facilitated by PCA Trainers with deep experience in coaching, sports parenting, athletic administration, or all three!
Since the beginning of the global pandemic, PCA has pivoted to host nearly 1,000 interactive Zoom workshops for coaches, parents, athletes, and leaders.
Each Live workshop (Zoom or in-person) will be facilitated by certified PCA Trainers. Our interactive workshops range from 30-120 minutes each. Participants receive tangible and practical tools while involving everyone in the process of learning together.
PCA currently conducts the following interactive workshops which you can also click on below for more detail...
This workshop establishes PCA’s premise that youth and high school sports include the goal of winning and the more important goal of teaching life lessons through sports. For more detail on this workshop, click here.
This workshop further illustrates how coaches use PCA principles to build a team culture that players and their parents buy into, thus leading to life lessons and improved athletic performance in practices and games. For more detail about this workshop, click here.
This workshop provides a deeper exploration of Filling Emotional Tanks, including discussion of research that demonstrates how positive coaching improves performance and openness to life lessons. For more detail on this workshop, click here.
This workshop views the Double-Goal Coach model through the lens of high school sports, including such topics as social pressure, hazing, and the role of high school coaches and athletes as standard-bearers in their communities. For more detail about this workshop, click here.
This workshop provides a deeper exploration of PCA’s second principle for coaches, ELM (Effort, Learning and bouncing back from Mistake). Coaches will explore how to help their athletes improve and perform to their potential through a mastery focus. For more detail on this workshop, click here.
Creating a positive, developmental youth sports environment for your young athletes starts with the coach. The highly interactive Coaching with Empathy workshop provides coaches with the tools to build meaningful, understanding relationships with and amongst their team - and unlock the many benefits that sports can provide.
This workshop trains student-athletes of middle-school age and older to impact sport on three levels by working to improve themselves, teammates and their sport as a whole. For more detail on this workshop, click here.
This workshop provides student-athletes of high school-age and older a deeper view into how teammates can help each other improve. For more detail on this workshop, click here.
This workshop provides student-athletes of high school-age and older the opportunity to examine more deeply their use of social media and the impact on their teams and the school community as a whole. For more detail on this workshop, click here.
This workshop has an interactive discussion on how to increase understanding of one’s own identity and biases, value diversity, and create safe environments on their teams to help ensure that everyone belongs. For more detail on this workshop, click here.
This program consists of a curriculum of four (4) workshops designed to educate student-athletes on PCA’s foundational principles and how to put those principles to use every day. Each workshop is a 50-minute, highly interactive session integrating group learning and case study techniques.
1. Becoming a Triple-Impact Competitor®
2. Making Teammates Better: Leadership
3. Making Teammates Better: Positive Initiation and Hazing
4. Honoring the Game: Social Media Use
For more detail on this workshop, click here.
Young athletes can play a role in contributing to a positive,
developmental youth sports environment. The highly interactive
Competing with Empathy workshop provides athletes with tangible
tools to help create an empathetic team environment to unlock the
many benefits that sports can provide.
For more details about this workshop, click here
In this workshop, attendees learn why and how to establish Positive Coaching as a cultural norm, plus they get a takeaway action plan for implementation throughout their community of coaches, parents, athletes, officials, and spectators. For more detail about this workshop, click here.
This workshop draws from the Double-Goal Coach model (winning and life lessons) to help parents focus on the second goal, ensuring their children gain the higher value of youth and high school sports regardless of scoreboard results. For more detail on this workshop, click here.
Anyone who participates in PCA programming - whether it be in youth sports, on business teams, or in personal relationships - can benefit, and expect to see improved ability to work as part of a team, greater personal resilience, and an increased capacity to bounce back from mistakes.
In the last 22 years, thousands of organizations have partnered with PCA to have access to our live workshops, online courses, books, and access to the PCA Partner website and ongoing follow-up communications.
A PCA partnership is the only way to access our live workshops (either in person or on zoom).