YOUTH experience improved life skills and character development.
COACHES become more positive and increase their focus on using sports to teach life lessons.
YOUTH SPORTS ORGANIZATIONS AND SCHOOLS see their cultures become more positive and everyone involved has more fun.
The tools taught in PCA courses are researched-based behavioral concepts that apply to many contexts. 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.
PCA has made its name by presenting more than 20,000 live workshops for youth and high school sports leaders, coaches, parents, and athletes, who have called their workshop experience "transformative" and "life-changing."
Our workshop titles are:
- Leading Your Organization: Developing a Positive Coaching Culture
- Double-Goal Coach®: Coaching for Winning and Life Lessons
- Culture, Practices and Games
- Developing The Triple-Impact Competitor®
- Positive Motivation: Getting the Best from Athletes
- Mastery: Coaching for Peak Performance
- The Second-Goal Parent®: Developing Winners in Life Through Sports
- The Second-Goal Parent®: Tips and Tools to Develop Winners in Life Through Sports
- Becoming a Triple-Impact Competitor®
- Making Teammates Better: Leadership and Positive Initiation
- Honoring the Game - Social Media Use: Elevating Yourself and Others
- Jr. Triple-Impact Competitor®: Activities to Develop Better Athletes, Better People
- PCA Consultations
- Character & Leadership Development Program
- Sports Can Battle Racism: A Workshop for Coaches (NEW)
- Positive Motivation for Managers (Business Teams) (NEW)
Typically, an individual school or youth sports organization hosts a Leadership workshop for its directors, a separate Double-Goal Coach workshop for all its coaches, and a separate Second-Goal Parent workshop. A Triple-Impact Competitor workshop is available for teenage athletes in the school or organization.
PCA also offers Partnerships that include workshops for school districts, conferences, park-and-recreation organizations, leagues, and youth sports consortiums in all 50 states and several other nations.
Each workshop takes anywhere from 30 minutes to two hours and is led by a PCA Trainer with deep athletic and coaching experience (usually at least three years at the high school level or above). The Trainer explains PCA's three key principles -- Redefining "Winning" as Mastery of Sport, Filling Emotional Tanks and Honoring the Game -- and leads attendees through a series of interactive exercises based on common youth sports scenarios.
The result is that the group of leaders, coaches, parents or athletes begins to explore different approaches for success and establishes a common vocabulary for use in providing athletes a positive, character-building youth sports environment.
Often, workshop attendees are "unfrozen" from negative beliefs and practices they had accepted throughout their sporting lives and experience an emotional awakening that benefits them, their families, communities and most importantly, the youth athletes they serve.