PCA is a founding partner of the Susan Crown Exchange's [SCE's] Million Coaches Challenge which is offering funding for non-profit organizations to train coaches in Positive Youth Development, with a special emphasis on coaches in underserved communities.

Questions on applying for PCA coach training at no cost for your organization? See frequently asked questions and next steps below. You can also click here to email us directly if you would like to inquire about signing up for training.

Frequently asked questions

What type of PCA Coach Training is available?
Positive Coaching Alliance, through a grant from SCE, has funding to provide free and low-cost coach training to organizations in underserved communities. Trainings include 60 minute self-paced online courses and live, interactive workshops (currently taking place on Zoom). PCA will prioritize organizations with leaders that are willing to mandate training.
I see that PCA has three online courses available for coaches, would we get access to all three?
We are only able to provide access at no cost to our Double-Goal Coach®: Coaching for Winning and Life Lessons course.
How long is the self-paced online course?
Approximately 60 minutes (and it's mobile friendly!)
What is the next step?
Fill out the form below and a PCA representative will reach out to you within 48 hours.

SCE Funding Opportunities



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In the wake of the COVID-19 crisis we have seamlessly moved our in-person workshops on line via Zoom, hosting hundreds of Zoom workshops for coaches, parents, athletes, and leaders:

  • Our zoom workshops offer the same interactive, collaborative experience we have been recognized for by all of our partners and community members, and the sessions include brainstorming sessions, and even have adapted to include virtual breakout rooms.
  • All of our online resources and tools offer a way to make sure that when sports reopen, they are done right. Now more than ever, coaches will need to be ready to support their athletes when sports return. 

The workshops address:

  • Athlete Safety
  • Parenting during a pandemic
  • How to recognize athlete trauma
  • How to stay connected
  • How to stay flexible while keeping things in perspective
  • Tools to support athlete mental fitness

In more than two decades of work, PCA expanded from a small local nonprofit to a strong, nationwide organization that provides programming in all 50 states, reaching thousands of organizations around the country and positively impacting millions of youth athletes every year.

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"The workshop was interactive, user friendly, and very beneficial for our coaching staff. The one aspect we truly enjoyed were the breakout sessions that occurred throughout the workshop. Our coaching staff will be participating in more PCA workshops in the near future."

- Luke Toth, Senior Manager, Cleveland Cavaliers Youth Academy (Ohio)

"Positive Coaching Alliance new online webinars same powerful impact for coach development. The online experience was seamless with multiple prepared presenters, clear slides, individual and breakout room chats. We appreciate PCA’s rapid evolution to provide a safe method and experience for coach development."

- James Charette, Black Hills FC (Seattle)


"The workshops were a hit and we got amazing feedback from membership. Thank you for your time and professionalism over these last few weeks. I look forward to working with you and PCA in the future."

- Drew White, Multnomah Athletic Club, Portland, OR