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Historical Media Hits

11.19.2018

Here is media coverage of Positive Coaching Alliance from March 2014 onward showing how the PCA Movement is impacting youth and high school sports. Journalists interested in covering our organization may e-mail PCA's Casey Miller.

2018

December 3, 2018
PCA-Minnesota Scholarship Finalist featured in Laker Pioneer
White Hawks Senior Named 'Triple-Impact Competitor'

December 3, 2018
PCA-New England Scholarship Finalist featured in The Berkshire Edge
Monument athlete Aubrey Blanchard celebrated at Harvard as a Positive Coaching Alliance Triple-Impact Competitor
By Hannah Van Sickle

November 17, 2018
PCA Partnership with Jr. NBA Featured in Fayetteville Observer
N.C. State legend David Thompson swings by Fort Bragg
By Rodd Baxley

November 16, 2018
PCA-New England Scholarship Finalist featured in The Sandwich Enterprise
Outside The Lines With Alec Abramson From Sandwich High School

November 15, 2018
PCA-Los Angeles Partnership with Mater Dei HS featured on FOX Sports
Positive Coaching Alliance helps Mater Dei spread message of teamwork, equality
By Pete Stella

November 14, 2018
PCA Partnership with St. Paul's School featured on school website
A Fall to Remember
By Bryan Geary

November 8, 2018
PCA-New York City Executive Director Darrell Johnson on CBS New York
Out of Control Coaches' Abusive Behavior Often Goes Under-reported in Youth Sports, Experts Say
By Dick Brennan

October 30, 2018
PCA-Chicago partnership featured in Chicago Tribune
Palatine Park District Offers Free Sportsmanship Event

October 29, 2018
PCA's Tina Syer featured on St. Louis Radio KMOX NewsRadio 1120
Youth Sports: The Adults Have Won

October 25, 2018
PCA-New England Triple-Impact Competitor® Workshop series featured on CBS

October 22, 2018
PCA-Los Angeles LA Galaxy Partnership featured on team website
LA Galaxy Foundation host first ever High School Girls’ Summit with SNHU

October 22, 2018
PCA-Cleveland's Ryan Virtue joins 95.5 The Fish

October 18, 2018
PCA Featured in Santa Monica Mirror
Doc Drew's Swish: Volume 1 Issue 3
By Dr. Paul Drew

October 10, 2018
PCA-Chicago workshop with Chicago Blackhawks featured on team website
FEATURE: Step aHead educates the community
By Fred Mitchell

October 9, 2018
PCA-Los Angeles partnership in eSports featured in The Downey Patriot
Downey Unified hosting L.A. County’s first eSports tournament

October 2, 2018
PCA-New York City partnership with Siena College featured on Siena website
Siena Athletics Partners with Positive Coaching Alliance

September 24, 2018
PCA Founder & CEO Jim Thompson featured in Experience L!fe
How To Encourage Activity-Averse Kids
By Andrew Heffernan

September 16, 2018
PCA-Sacramento Partnership featured on Redwood News (KIEM)
Nonprofit to transform culture of youth sports in Humboldt County

August 30, 2018
PCA-Los Angeles Partnership with LA Galaxy featured on team website
The LA Galaxy Foundation and Positive Coaching Alliance visited the Boys and Girls Club of West San Gabriel Valley

August 18, 2018
PCA's Jason Sacks quoted in LLWS Controversy article
After loss before Little League World Series, Indiana team wonders if opponent played fair 
By Tim Evans (Indianapolis Star)

August 16, 2018
PCA-New York City Nonprofit Day featured in Times Square Takeover
National Nonprofit Day takes over Times Square 
By PR Newswire

August 15, 2018
PCA-Central Texas Reclaiming Youth Sports event featured on SHN Sports
Positive Coaching Alliance: Reclaiming Youth Sports 
By Galen Wellnicki

August 15, 2018
PCA-Arizona's Tamara Clark On With The Bruce and Pamela Show on 92.3 KTAR

August 14, 2018
PCA-Tampa Bay program featured in Tampa Bay Times
Hooper: Positive Coaching Alliance guides kids by digging into the ‘ROOTS’ 
By Ernest Hooper

August 13, 2018 
PCA-Los Angeles Omaze Campaign featured in SportsBusiness Journal
Fundraising platform Omaze bids for sports 
By Elly Cosgrove

August 11, 2018
PCA-Central Texas 'Reclaiming Youth Sports' event featured in Austin-American Statesman
Golden: Star athletes say parents are the real coaches
By Cedric Golden

August 9, 2018
PCA-Central Texas' Trennis Jones featured on Spectrum News Austin
Reclaiming Youth Sports
By Dennis Kelly

August 4, 2018
PCA Featured in nationally syndicated Ask Amy Column
Amy Dickinson: Parents' sideline coaching is way out of bounds 
By Amy Dickinson

July 30, 2018
PCA-Tampa Bay Partnership with Hillsborough County Parks & Rec featured on ABC
Hillsborough County now mixes fun, games and self-respect lessons at summer camps 
By Sean Daly

July 25, 2018
PCA-Colorado Partnership with Triple Crown World Series featured in Steamboat Pilot & Today
Triple Crown World Series puts sportsmanship on 
main stage in Steamboat
By Leah Vann

July 22, 2018
PCA-Arizona Executive Director featured on AZ Central
What we learned from the AIA high school football coaches meeting
By Richard Obert

July 22, 2018
PCA Founder & CEO Jim Thompson featured on USA Today
How parents can forge character from competition 
By Matt Alderton

June 29, 2018
PCA-Portland Executive Director featured on NBC KGW8
The power of positive coaching

June 19, 2018
PCA-New York City Executive Director featured on NBC Documentary 'Fair Play'
Better Athletes, Better People: Darrell Johnson and the PCA
By NBC Sports Original Content

June 14, 2018
PCA-Arizona Event with Herm Edwards and Dick Tomey featured on Sports360AZ
Herm Edwards:”If You Can’t Teach Fundamentals, You Can’t Coach…Period”
By Brad Cesmat

June 11, 2018
PCA-Arizona Event with Herm Edwards and Dick Tomey featured in the Arizona Republic
ASU's Herm Edwards shares positive message with coaches, athletes
By Clevis Murray

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May 23, 2018
PCA-Central Texas Golf Tournament Featured on The Horn
Drive for Positive Coaching Golf Tournament

May 18, 2018
PCA Double-Goal Coach winner Samuel Jackson featured on WCAX in Burlington, VT
Burlington basketball coach honored

May 15, 2018
PCA featured on The Good Men Project
The Big Picture in Coaching Youth Sports
By Nancy Justis

May 14, 2018
Jr. NBA Coach of the Year program featured on Orlando Magic website
Orlando Magic Youth Academy’s Mike Soma Named a Finalist for Jr. NBA Coach of the Year
By Josh Cohen

May 14, 2018
NSM Partnership with PCA announcement on PR Newswire
NSM's Sports & Wellness Insurance Partners with Positive Coaching Alliance

May 11, 2018
PCA-New England Event featured on CBS 4 Boston WBZ-TV
Positive Coaching Alliance Holds 'Jersey And Jeans Night'

May 11, 2018
PCA-New England Event featured on FOX25 Boston
The Story of Mia and Maddie

May 11, 2018
PCA-New England Scholarship Winner featured in Lynn Journal
Dax Billingsley Honored by Positive Coaching Alliance

May 9, 2018
PCA-Minnesota Event featured on FOX9
Coach Fleck pumps up crowd at youth sports breakfast

May 9, 2018
PCA-Minnesota Event live on FOX Sports North Facebook Page
WATCH: Positive Coaching Alliance Champions Breakfast

April 30, 2018
PCA-Minnesota Executive Director Amy Sinclair Joins FOX at Twins Game
@PCA_Minnesota develops #BetterAthletesBetterPeople through character education and life lessons. #FOXSportsSupports

April 27, 2018
PCA National Double-Goal Coach® Award Winner featured in News-Sentinel
Canterbury High School baseball coach Pat McMahon receives national honor for positive coaching
By Reggie Hayes

April 25, 2018
PCA National Double-Goal Coach® Award Winner featured in Sun Journal
A.R. Gould basketball coach to receive national award

April 25, 2018
PCA-New England Scholarship winners and event featured on FOX 25 Boston
Student-athletes honored for contributions on and off the bench

April 20, 2018
PCA Partnership with Oyster River Youth Association Mentioned in Seacoastonline.com
ORYA dismisses one coach after ‘beaning’ allegation
By John Doyle

April 19, 2018
PCA Mentioned in Article by National Advisory Board Member Bill Meehan on Forbes.com
Our Call To Action: Join Together For Social Impact
By Bill Meehan

April 19, 2018
PCA-New England Event & Scholarship winners in The Boston Herald
HIGH SCHOOLS: Three local high school student-athletes to be honored by the Positive Coaching Alliance
By Dan Ventura

April 16, 2018
PCA-New England Jeans And Jerseys Event mentioned on IIR Sports with John Ingoldsby
All Around Sports, April 16
By John Ingoldsby

April 16, 2018
PCA National Double-Goal Coach® Award Winner Featured in Lake Oswego Review
Lake Oswego Water Polo coach Aukai Ferguson wins national honor 
By Miles Vance

April 15, 2018
PCA-New England Event Featured in The Boston Globe
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April 9, 2018
PCA National Double-Goal Coach® Award Winner Pat McMahon featured on IndianaRBI.com
McMahon Keeps It Positive For Canterbury Cavaliers Baseball
By Steve Krah

April 8, 2018
PCA-Portland Partnership featured in Herald & News
Deep roots can help set individuals up for success
By Steve Matthies

April 4, 2018
PCA-Portland Partnership Featured on KOBI 5
Positive Coaching Alliance to host free coaching seminar
By Kristina Zagame

April 4, 2018
PCA-Cleveland Scholarship Winner Featured in News-Herald
South softball senior Kristen Jesberger earns $1,000 scholarship
By John Kampf

April 1, 2018
2018 National Double-Goal Coach® Award Winner Meredith Prior featured in Boston Herald
HIGH SCHOOL GIRLS LACROSSE: North Andover coach Meredith Prior honored by the Positive Coaching Alliance
By Dan Ventura

March 30, 2018
2018 National Double-Goal Coach® Award Winner Meredith Prior featured in Eagle-Tribune

NA lacrosse coach Prior takes home national award

March 30, 2018
P
ositive Coaching Alliance Featured in Iowa Gazette
'Honor the Game' by setting good example
By Nancy Justis

March 30, 2018
2018 National Double-Goal Coach® Award Winner Katie Schlosser Featured on Athletic Business
Brookfield Academy Coach Wins National Coaching Award from Positive Coaching Alliance

March 29, 2018
2018 National Double-Goal Coach® Award Winner Susie Redman featured on AL.com
7 questions with golfer Susie Redman
By Mark Inabinett

March 25, 2018
PCA-North Texas Associate Director Scott Secules on WFAA Channel 8 Sports Joe Trahan
The Game Plan - what to look for in a youth coach
By Joe Trahan

March 24, 2018
Legendary U of A Football Coach Dick Tomey arranges the inaugural Southern Arizona Coaches Institute
Tomey and Pima join forces for youth football
By Tucson.com

March 23, 2018
PCA-Cleveland Partnership with Green Youth Baseball Featured in South Side Sports
Green youth sports looking to improve overall experience
By Sean Patrick

March 23, 2018
PCA-New York City Board Member featured on MarketWatch, Yahoo! Finance, PR Newswire
Positive Coaching Alliance - New York City (PCA - NYC) Welcomes New Chapter Board Member, Michael Schwartz

March 15, 2018
PCA-New England Scholarship Winner Highlighted in Cape News
MacFarland Has Lasting Impact On Sandwich
By Wesley Sykes

March 14, 2018
Breaking Joe Thomas News From PCA-Cleveland Youth Sports Impact Awards
Browns' Thomas says decision 'right around the corner'

March 8, 2018
PCA-Minnesota Partner Event Featured in SUNThisWeek
Positivity reigns supreme for RAAA
By Andy Rogers

March 7, 2018
PCA Bay Area Partnership Featured in Half Moon Bay Review
League puts positive spin on coaching
By Sarah Griego Guz

March 5, 2018
PCA and Dove Men+Care Partnership Featured on PRNewswire
Dove Men+Care Joins Forces with Basketball Legends to Showcase the Positive Impact of Care in the Stands This NCAA® March Madness®

February 26, 2018
PCA-New England Scholarship Finalist Featured in Cape Cod Times
Sandwich’s Molly McFarland focuses on power of sports
By Matt Goisman

February 26, 2018
PCA-New England Scholarship Finalist Featured in Cape Cod Times
Mackenzie Curtice is a determined but caring captain
By Matt Goisman

February 25, 2018
PCA Featured in The Scranton Times-Tribune
COLLINS: Support, encourage participation in sports
By Donnie Collins

February 22, 2018
PCA-Cleveland Partner Chagrin Falls Featured on Cleveland.com
Chagrin Falls Student Athletes Better Themselves through Development Conferences: Community Voices
By Charlene Paparizos

February 21, 2018
PCA Double-Goal Coach® Award National Finalist Ben Soto Recognized
Soto named finalist for national coaching award

February 17, 2018
PCA-New York City Scholarship Winner Featured in Scotch Plains News
Soccer: Union Catholic's Izzy DiDario Signs With Stevens Tech
By Jim Lambert

February 5, 2018
PCA-New York City Event Featured on Bloomberg.com
How Coaching Kids' Hockey Helps Larry Robbins Oversee Glenview
By Amanda L. Gordon

February 3, 2018
PCA-New York City Scholarship Winners Featured in Stamford Local
Stamford Local Sports Roundup

February 1, 2018
PCA-New York City Scholarship Winner Featured in Daily Record
Morristown senior to be honored alongside NHL commissioner

January 29, 2018
PCA Partnership with Idaho Sports Commission featured in Idaho Statesman
Shouting, shoving and fighting — and that’s the parents! How to model better behavior.
By Tim Brady

January 27, 2018
PCA-New England Scholarship Finalist featured in Zip06
Engels Named a Triple-Impact Competitor by the Positive Coaching Alliance

January 25, 2018
PCA-New York City Scholarship winner featured on Stamford Patch
Stamford HS Athlete Honored By Positive Coaching Alliance
By News Desk

January 24, 2018
PCA-New York City Event with NHL Commissioner featured on BusinessWire
Positive Coaching Alliance-New York City Honors Larry Robbins & NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman; Awards Local Student-Athletes Scholarship Support

January 24, 2018
PCA-New York City Event with NHL Commissioner featured in MorningStar
Positive Coaching Alliance-New York City Honors Larry Robbins & NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman; Awards Local Student-Athletes Scholarship Support

January 22, 2018
PCA Founder Jim Thompson featured on CultureFeed
Who we want to be is the key to how we will act
By Jim Thompson

January 18, 2018
PCA-New England Scholarship Finalist Featured in The Wicked Local
Bedford’s Rennich named Triple-Impact

January 11, 2018
PCA-New England Scholarship Finalist Featured in The Foxboro Reporter
Foxboro's Foster makes an impact as scholar athlete
By Sean T. McGuire

January 5, 2018
PCA-New England Scholarship Finalist Featured in Caledonian Record
Quick Hits: Danville’s Travis Grosse wins PCA recognition

January 5, 2018
PCA-New England Scholarship Finalist Featured on Wicked Local Abington
Abington’s Panico a PCA scholarship finalist

January 5, 2018
PCA-New England Scholarship Finalists Featured on Itemlive.com
Billingsley, Chhim are Triple-Impact Athletes

January 2, 2018
PCA Featured in The Washington Post
Why we still allow bullying to flourish in kids sports
By Lisa L. Lewis

2017

December 19, 2017
PCA Podcast with PCA-Houston Executive Director AJ Johnson Featured in The Washington Times
PODCAST: Dr. Andrew Jacobs with special guest Albert Johnson
By Dr. Andrew Jacobs

December 15, 2017
PCA's Carolyn Quindica featured on KHON2
Longtime coach disappointed by recent resignations, conflicts with parents

December 9, 2017
PCA-Chicago Board Member Steve Merdinger featured in Daily North Shore
Water Runs Through Merdinger’s Endeavors
By Bill McLean

December 8, 2017
PCA's Tina Syer featured on Fatherly.com
The Car Conversation: What to Say to Your Daughter After a Big Loss
By Jayme Moye

December 7, 2017
PCA and Dove Men+Care Caring Coach of the Year Award Winner Steve Herdsman featured on MLive
Cornerstone men's soccer coach Steve Herdsman earns national award

December 2, 2017
PCA National Advisory Board Member Herm Edwards featured in AZ Central
What will Herm Edwards bring as coach of ASU football?
By Doug Haller

December 1, 2017 
PCA-Minnesota Scholarship Winner featured in Sun Focus
Columbia Heights High School athlete receives Positive Coaching Alliance scholarship

November 22, 2017
PCA Partnership featured on NJ.com
Pennington's NLSA partners with PCA
By Rich Cuccagna

November 19, 2017
PCA National Advisory Board Member Brad Stevens featured on Boston.com
Brad Stevens explained the crux of his coaching style
By Nicole Yang

November 18, 2017
PCA Supporter and Celtics Co-owner Steve Pagliuca featured on Boston.com
Celtics co-owner shares the ‘inside story’ behind hiring Brad Stevens
By Nicole Yang

November 17, 2017
PCA Partnership with TeamSnap Featured on BusinessWire
TeamSnap Celebrates Coaches as Special Presenter of the Positive Coaching Alliance 2018 Double-Goal Coach® Award

November 16, 2017
PCA-New England Event with Steve Kerr & Brad Stevens featured in Worcester Telegram, Providence Journal
Celtics notes: Golden State coach Steve Kerr offers high praise for Brad Stevens
By Scott Souza

November 16, 2017
PCA Event with Steve Kerr & Brad Stevens featured in The Mercury News
Brad Stevens on Steve Kerr: “He’s been a very good resource for me”
By Mark Medina

November 15, 2017
PCA-New England Event with Steve Kerr & Brad Stevens highlighted on Yahoo! Sports
Warriors coach Steve Kerr thinks Celtics could rule the East 'for a long time to come'
By Ben Rohrbach

November 15, 2017
PCA-Colorado Scholarship Winner Featured in Brighton Standard Blade
PVHS' Sands finalist for state award

November 15, 2017
PCA Founder Jim Thompson featured on No Quit Living Podcast
Episode 69: Inspiration, Goals, Motivation, Accountability, Sales, Entrepreneurship and Never Giving Up!
By Christopher J. Wirth

November 10, 2017
PCA Founder Jim Thompson Featured in Reader's Digest
17 Secrets of Happy Families
By Bruce Feiler

November 4, 2017
PCA-New England Executive Director featured on CBS Boston
Featured on '4 Your Community Segment with Anaridis Rodriguez and Nick Giovanni

November 3, 2017
PCA Featured on Boston.com
Steve Kerr calls Brad Stevens ‘one of the best coaches in the league’

By Nicole Yang

October 28, 2017
PCA Event Featured on MLB.com
Kids enjoy Play Ball event before G4 action
By Mark Newman

October 26, 2017
PCA-Arizona Featured in East Valley Tribune
Mesa promotes ‘Positive Play’ with program for youth sports
By David M. Brown

October 26, 2017
PCA-Arizona Featured in Mask Magazine
The Power of Positive
By Julia De Simone

October 17, 2017
PCA-Tampa Bay Featured on Great Day Tampa Bay
Student Scholarship Awards

October 16, 2017
PCA's Jason Pratt Featured in GoalNation
Post Failure – Youth Soccer's Next Steps
By Jason Pratt

October 11, 2017
PCA Featured on Stack.com
Become a Better High School Basketball Coach With Tips from a L.A. Lakers Assistant Coach

October 10, 2017
PCA Featured on Yahoo! Sports
Brian McBride talks USMNT, MLS growth and challenging young players
By Matt Reed

October 10, 2017
Soccer Legend Brian McBride Supports PCA on CBS Radio with Damon Amendolara
The DA Show: Brian McBride / Sinking Ship / Epic Fail
By Damon Amendolara

October 6, 2017
PCA-Tampa Bay Featured on WTSP 10 News
Swimmer competes with lost coach in her heart
By Bobby Lewis

October 5, 2017
PCA Founder Jim Thompson Featured in Performance Excellence Movement Newsletter
Towards a Positive Sporting Culture: Interview with Jim Thompson, Founder & CEO of the Positive Coaching Alliance
By Association for Applied Sport Psychology

October 4, 2017
PCA Founder Jim Thompson Featured on CoachingU Live
Podcast with Coach Brendan Suhr

October 3, 2017
PCA Featured in The HR Daily Advisor
The ‘Power of Positive’: A New HR Method from Sports Coaches
By Florence Richard

October 2, 2017
PCA Featured in Newsday

Talking with kids about ‘taking a knee’ during the anthem
By Beth Whitehouse

September 29, 2017
PCA Featured in The Chicago Tribune
As protests during anthem reach high schools, a 'teaching moment' for some coaches
By Gregory Pratt, Dan Shalin, and Steve Schering

September 29, 2017
PCA Featured on CBS Los Angeles
Fab Mom On 2: Tackling Anthem Controversy With Student Athletes
By Jill Simonian

September 28, 2017
PCA Featured in Scottish Football Association
Scottish FA launches new grassroots brand

September 28, 2017
PCA Featured in Romper, a parenting site by millennial women for millennial women
How To Talk To Your Kids About "Take A Knee," Because It Isn't About The National Anthem
By Annamarya Scaccia

September 28, 2017
PCA Featured in New Jersey Family
How to Talk to Your Kids About the NFL National Anthem Controversy

September 26, 2017
PCA Founder Jim Thompson Featured in The Gazette
Equal playing time should be the rule in youth sports
By Nancy Justis

September 21, 2017
PCA's Tina Syer Featured in San Diego Union-Tribune
New thinking against 'old-school' coaching
By John Maffei

September 21, 2017
PCA-Arizona Featured in AZCentral
After Hamilton arrests, many Phoenix-area anti-hazing rules unchanged
By Yihyun Jeong and Ricardo Cano

September 20, 2017
PCA Trainer Kiha Pimental Featured on KHON 2
Expert weighs in on the importance of building a positive youth sports culture
By Howard Dashefsky

September 20, 2017
PCA Featured in "Enjoy the Doing"
Dear Coaches, High Schoolers Are Not Paid Athletes
By Kent Livingston

September 19, 2017
PCA Featured on D3Football.com (D3sports.com)
Hazing: Enough is enough
By Dave McHugh

September 19, 2017
PCA-Hawaii Featured on Midweek.com
Big Donation on Jerry Rice Day

September 19, 2017
PCA-Cleveland Featured on Inc.com
The Cleveland Indians and How to Use Adversity to Transform your Life!
By Jim Haudan

September 13, 2017
PCA Featured in US Lacrosse Magazine
US Lacrosse Offer Benefits Beyond Insurance and Magazine
By Paul Krome

September 10, 2017
PCA Featured on Rick Wolff's The Sports Edge
Why Don't Sports Parents Trust HS Coaches More?

September 1, 2017
PCA-Cleveland Event To Be Aired on FOX SportsTime Ohio Throughout September & October
Breakfast with the Indians on FOX 

August 30, 2017
PCA-Tampa Bay Chapter Executive Director Mark Sakalosky Featured on ABC Action News
Ouch! More children suffering from sports-related injuries than ever before
By Sean Daly

August 30, 2017
PCA-SF Bay Area Featured in Half Moon Bay Review
A positive spin on upcoming season
By Sarah Griego Guz

August 29, 2017
PCA-Sacramento Jeans & Jerseys Event Featured on ESPN Radio 1320
The Rise Guys presented 3 high school athletes with the Triple-Impact Competitor Award at the PCA Awards
By The Rise Guys

August 29, 2017
PCA Founder Jim Thompson Featured on USAHockey.com
5 Keys to Character Development in Hockey
Special to USA Hockey

August 27, 2017
PCA Arizona Featured in Prescott Valley Tribune
Bradshaw Mountain coaches learn skills from Positive Coaching Alliance

By Doug Cook

August 26, 2017
PCA's Rich Pruszynski Featured on Youth Sports Show, 105.7FM
Varsity Blitz Youth Sports Show - Positive Coaching Alliance

August 24, 2017
PCA-Sacramento Chapter Executive Director interviewed on KFBK News Radio
Interview: Positive Coaching Alliance In Sacramento
By Kitty O'Neal

August 21, 2017
PCA Trainer Angel Brutus Featured on Sport Psychology Today
Angel Brutus joined the exclusive digital edition of Sport Psychology Today with Dr. Andrew Jacobs

August 15, 2017
PCA-New England Featured in The Daily Item
Saugus tabs Bunnell as new athletic director 
By Steve Krause

August 11, 2017
PCA-LA Partnership Feature with CHLA on ABC7 News
Children's Hospital Los Angeles offers new approach to prevent injuries in young athletes

By Denise Dador

August 11, 2017
PCA-New England Featured in Hamilton Wicked Local
Hamilton-Wenham Little League President reflects on stellar season
B
y Dom Nicastro

August 8, 2017
PCA Featured in USA Today
Is it bad for a parent to call a college coach?
By USA Today High School Sports

August 8, 2017
PCA-Cleveland's Breakfast With The Indians Featured on Cleveland.com
Cleveland Indians front-office panel to youth coaches: See how players overcome failure (video)
By Marc Bona

August 7, 2017
PCA-Minnesota Featured in Lonsdale News Review
Tri-City United: Every Student, Every Day - We’re All In
By Teri Preisler

August 7, 2017
PCA Featured on Forbes.com in Fashion Article about Tim Gunn
Tim Gunn's Fashion Tip For Jimmy Fallon Is A Perfect Example Of Constructive Feedback
By Carmine Gallo

July 23, 2017
PCA Founder Jim Thompson Featured On Sport Psychology Today With Dr. Andrew Jacobs
Dr. Andrew Jacobs talks about youth sports and coaching with Jim Thompson, head of the Positive Coaching Alliance.

July 22, 2017
PCA's Rich Pruszynski Featured on WFCA Coaches Show
Wisconsin Football Coaches Association Show, Varsity Blitz 105.7FM The Fan

July 9, 2017
PCA Founder Jim Thompson Featured in the Mercury News
Opinion: The Knicks fired Phil Jackson, but his influence on youth sports was stellar
By Jim Thompson

June 28, 2017
PCA Featured in the Mercury News
While Terrell Owens and Chad Ochocinco banter, Michael Vick shines in flag football debut

By Vytas Mazeika

June 26, 2017
PCA Featured in The Mercury News
Owens vs. Vick: Flag Football League Launches in San Jose
By Vytas Mazeika

June 26, 2017
PCA Featured in Minnesota Star Tribune
Minnesota Scene: Eagan youth coach honored by NBA

June 11, 2017
PCA Featured in Austin American-Statesman
Aston, Millar, Coaching Alliance seek to keep youth engaged in sports
By Cedric Golden

May 24, 2017
PCA-New York City Featured in New York Sports Day
The Positive Coaching Alliance Holds It's Annual Award Reception at Yankee Stadium
By Lenny Ortiz

May 23, 2017
PCA National Advisory Board Member Claudio Reyna Featured in Inc. Magazine
Can Youth Sports Actually Discourage Leadership? A Former Olympian Wants You Coaching Kids (and Employees) Correctly

By Scott Mautz

May 22, 2017
PCA-Minnesota Trainer Brian Swan Featured on FOX 9 KMSP-TV

May 17, 2017
PCA Featured in Honolulu Star Advertiser
Coach strives to be the best in memory of his son
By Dave Reardon

May 16, 2017
Double-Goal Coach Award Winner Greg Lum Ho Featured in Hawaii Tribune Herald
Keaau's Lum Ho a PCA national award winner
By Kevin Jakahi

May 12, 2017
PCA National Advisory Board Member Claudio Reyna on CBS Radio
Claudio Reyna Segment on the DA Show with Damon Amendolara

May 11, 2017
PCA-New England featured in Wicked Local
Sudbury Ravens baseball team raising awareness

May 11, 2017
PCA-New York City Executive Director Darrell Johnson on WGCH
Darrell Johnson on WGCH 1490 AM with Robin Pastore

May 8, 2017
Football At Fenway Highlighted on VoiceAmerica Radio
Segment on "All Around Sports" highlighting PCA-New England Event
By John Ingoldsby

April 25, 2017
PCA Featured on WISN Milwaukee
‘This is a GAME:’ Little league sign gets national attention
By Associated Press

April 25, 2017
PCA Featured in the The Baltimore Post
‘This is a GAME:’ Little league sign gets national attention
By Associated Press

April 24, 2017
PCA Featured in Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Glendale Little League sign reminds fans: 'These are kids. This is a game.'
By John Diedrich

April 20, 2017
PCA-Tampa Bay Featured on WTSP 10 News
Pushed to play: Student athletes getting injured in drive for excellence
By Kendra Conlon

April 19, 2017
PCA Senior Marketing Communication & Content Manager David Jacobson in Huffington Post
A Coach’s Role In Preventing Sexual Assault
By David Jacobson

April 5, 2017
PCA Chief Impact Officer Tina Syer Featured in Nationally Syndicated "Ask Amy"
I'm married to that jerk at the little league game
By Amy Dickinson

March 30, 2017
PCA-New England Partnership With Hingham Sports Partnership Featured in Wicked Local Hingham
Youth Sports: HSP working with PCA

March 27, 2017
Double-Goal Coach Award Winner Chris Panayiotou Featured on ABC 13
Local soccer coach wins national honor
By Scott Cash

March 23, 2017
Double-Goal Coach Award Winner Ann Murphy Featured on FOX4-KC
Kansas City community surprises award-winning coach and cop with donations
By Dave D'Marko

March 16, 2017
Double-Goal Coach Award Winner Ann Murphy Featured on FOX4-KC
Police officer changing lives of KC youth as soccer coach

By Dave D'Marko

March 15, 2017
PCA Trainer Tomm Evans Featured in The Times-Tribune
Evans leading local revolution in coaching education

By Donnie Collins

March 7, 2017
PCA Partnership Manager Brandon Whiting Featured on WNEP
The University of Scranton held it's 9th annual Sports Character Conference in conjunction with the Positive Coaching Alliance. The year the focus was on enhancing the sports experience for women.
By Jim Coles

March 6, 2017
PCA National Advisory Board Member Summer Sanders featured on KCRA-Sacramento and in The State Hornet



February 28, 2017
PCA-Minnesota Trainer Maureen Sanderson Featured in Minnesota Hockey
10 Ways to Build More Resilient Kids

February 26, 2017
Double-Goal Coach Award Winner Jamey Harlow Featured on WBTV
Motivational MVP: Jamey Harlow
By: Coach LaMonte Odums

February 22, 2017
Double-Goal Coach Award Winners Mark Smith and Dan Springer Featured in KBZK Bozeman News
Bozeman lacrosse coaches receive national honors

February 22, 2017
PCA and SureID Partnership Featured in BusinessWire
Positive Coaching Alliance Teams Up With SureID, Inc. to Offer High-Assurance Identity Solution to Keep Kids and Local Communities Safe

February 22, 2017
PCA and National Sporting Goods Association Partnership Featured in Chicago Daily Herald
NSGA to collaborate with Positive Coaching Alliance

February 17, 2017
Double-Goal Coach Award Winner Tony McGeary Featured in Herald Extra
Provo football coach Tony McGeary honored by Positive Coaching Alliance
By Neil K. Warner

February 8, 2017
Double-Goal Coach Award Finalist Featured in The Mercury News
Menlo-Atherton football coach Adhir Ravipati recognized for success on and off the field
By Vytas Mazeika

February 7, 2017
Brad Frost's 'Car-Ride Home' Resource Featured in Today's Parent
Keeping your kid in sports begins with the car ride home
By Emily Rivas

February 2, 2017
Los Angeles Times Feature Article on La Cañada High School Partnership with PCA-Los Angeles
La Cañada school officials tout program aimed to foster 'better athletes, better people'
By Sara Cardine

January 4, 2017
Talk Story with Jim & Shane Featured in Honolulu Star Advertiser
On The Move with Yu Shing Ting

2016

December 21, 2016
Jim Thompson on The Leadership Podcast
CEO & Founder Jim Thompson on with The Leadership Podcast

November 14, 2016
Jim Thompson on KGO 810 with Ronn Owens
CEO & Founder Jim Thompson on with Ronn Owens on KGO 

November 10, 2016
Dare To Chill Featured on espnW
Parents, if ever there was a time to ease up on the sideline, it's now
By Dan Shanoff

November 8, 2016
PCA-Central Texas Executive Director featured on “The Horn” (104.9 FM / 1260 AM)
15 minutes on the 'Morning with Bucky and Erin' Show

November 1, 2016
Packers Micah Hyde Visits Riverside University High School
CBS 58 (Milwaukee) covers event at Riverside University High School (EcoMedia)

October 20, 2016
PCA Featured in GameChanger's Offseason Checklist
The Coach's Off-Season Checklist

October 18, 2016
NEO coaches, advocates address 'locker room talk' in high schools
PCA-Cleveland Executive Director on 'Locker Room Talk'

September 16, 2016
High school coaches must shape the plays, but also the players
PIL Athletic Director in The Oregonian

August 29, 2016
Youth Sports Should be a Kid's Game

PCA-Sacramento Executive Director in Comstock's
 Magazine

August 16,
 2016
PCA Trainer Joel Maturi Featured on FOX Sports North

August 12, 2016
Conversations the "glue" in parent-child relationships
Jim Thompson interviewed in 'The Herald-Mail’s Family page'

June 15, 2016
PCA Trainer Eric Eisendrath featured on USA Hockey website
5 Ways to Create Confident Hockey Players
By Dave Pond, Special to USA Hockey

June 15, 2016
PCA-Sacramento’s Zach Streight on Coverage of MADD Backer Celebrity Basketball Tournament

FOX 40 Sacramento

April 25, 2016
Positive Coaching Alliance: 'Chalk Talk'

FOX12 Oregon

April 19, 2016
Youth sports coaches learn to mentor on and off the field

by Jonathan Wander, Next Pittsburgh

March 1, 2016
Teach Kids to
 'Compete,' and They'll Win Even if Their Team Loses
by Rob Manker, Chicago Tribune/Naperville Sun

February 29, 2016
Steve Kerr, Luke Walton and the Positive Coaching Legacy Leading the Warriors
by Noah Frank, WTOP (Washington, DC)

February 23, 2016
PCA's Jim Thompson on The Ronn Owens Show
KGO Radio, San Francisco

February 18, 2016
PCA's Devin Rankin on Arizona Midday

February 14, 2016
PCA's Jim Thompson on ESPN's Outside the Lines

February 14, 2016
Cache Players Tell Outside the Lines Coach Designed Play to Injure Opponent
by Jacob Unruh, The Oklahoman (Oklahoma City, OK)

February 10, 2016
Little Athletes: How to Keep Rowdy Sideline Parents In-Line
by Heather Crawford, Good Morning Jacksonville (Jacksonville, FL)

February 2, 2016
Despite Its Dangers, Experts Say Football Has Never Been Safer
(Coverage of PCA-SF Bay Area's "The Future of Football: From Pee Wee to Pro")
by Joe Davidson, The Sacramento Bee

January 19, 2016
Managing Technology to Keep You in the Game
by Erica Keswin, The Huffington Post

January 19, 2016
Girls Can Benefit from Participation in Sports
by Nancy Justis, The Gazette (Cedar Rapids, Iowa)

2015

December 21, 2015
Building Better Coaches Through Study
by Tim Whelan, Jr., The MetroWest Daily News, Framingham, MA

December 16, 2015
5 Keys to Character Development in Hockey
ADMKids.com (USA Hockey website)

December 11, 2015
Non-profit Trains Coaches to Teach Sportsmanship, Teamwork
by Kelcey Carlson, Fox9 (KMSP-TV, Minneapolis-St. Paul)

December 11, 2015
PCA's Coaches Have Important Message for Your Kids
Fox9 (KMSP-TV, Minneapolis-St. Paul)

December 11, 2015
Nonprofit Trains Coaches to Make Sports Positive Experience for Kids, Win or Lose
Fox9 (KMSP-TV, Minneapolis-St. Paul)

December 3, 2015
Leading A School-Based Sports Program: Mission And Coaches
by PCA's David Jacobson for HaYidion (professional journal for Jewish Day School leadership)

November 30, 2015
Youth Football and Basketball Coaches Get Positive Pointers
Andy Hutchison, The Newtown Bee, Newtown, CT

November 15, 2015
Youth Soccer's Crackdown on Head Hits Gets Mixed Reviews in Sonoma County
by Kerry Benefield, The Press Democrat, Santa Rosa, CA

November 12, 2015
Cross-country Runner Helps Competitor Cross Finish Line
Fox13 Tampa Bay report from Plant City High School's PCA workshop

November 4, 2015
College Football Needs to Get Its Act Under Control
by David Haugh, Chicago Tribune (includes comments from PCA's Jason Sacks)

November 3, 2015
Cleveland AD Sets Example of Sportsmanship as School Begins Implementation of PCA
by Alex Kerkman, Le Center Leader, (Le Center, MN)

October 29. 2015
Focusing on the Positive
by Jennifer Steichen, Rosemount Town Pages (Rosemount, MN)

October 26, 2015
Jack Welch's Formula for Transforming Youth Sports
by Ken Reed, Huffington Post

October 19, 2015
Area Youth Hockey Group Brings Workshops to Teach Parents and Coaches
by Chris Murphy, The Forum of Fargo-Moorhead (ND)

October 2, 2015
Reid Ryan Tests Positive for Fair Play
(Preview of PCA-Houston Scholarship and Awards Banquet) by Ken Hoffman, Houston Chronicle)

October 1, 2015
Unleashed Radio Hour Interview of PCA-Houston's AJ Johnson and Cameron Campbell

September 29, 2015
PCA-Portland's Ben Dudley Interviewed on KINK Radio about Bluer than Indigo event

September 28, 2015 Issue
The Last Days of the Abusive Coach
by Alexander Wolff, Sports Illustrated

September 28, 2015
Park District to Offer Session on Youth Sports
by Daniel Dorfman, Pioneer Press (Glencoe, IL)

September 22, 2015
PCA-Hawaii's Jeaney Garcia for "Breakfast With Champions" Lakers Event on KITV

September 19, 2015
Breakfast With Champions Fundraiser
PCA-Hawaii's Jeaney Garcia and Board Member Tim Motts on KHON 2-TV

September 10, 2015
PCA's David Jacobson on CoachCast Podcast

September 8, 2015
Texas School District Investigates After Players Hit Referee
PCA-Houston's Albert "AJ" Johnson comments on Fox26 News coverage

August 25, 2015
The Best Way to Cheer for Your Child

by Sue Shellenbarger, The Wall Street Journal

August 20, 2015
Grant High School Athlete Challenges Stereotype for Sports Success
KCRA-TV (Channel 3) features PCA-Sacramento's Zach Streight and Triple-Impact Competitor® Scholarship Winner Imanee Ryan

August 19, 2015
Sacramento Weighs In On Participation Trophy Debate
Fox40 News

August 18, 2015
Jim Thompson on ESPN's Outside the Lines
Topics: Little League Softball tanking controversy and James Harrison comments on participation trophies

August 18, 2015
Little League Coaches, It's Time For An Ethics Talk
by Matt Moreno, Knoxville News Sentinel (Knoxville, TN)

August 17, 2015
Trophies For Trying? Social Media Post Sparks Debate
PCA's Jeaney Garcia on Hawaii News Now

August 17, 2015
Parents Chime In On NFL Star’s Firm Stance On Participation Trophies
PCA included in CBS2 New York Coverage

August 11, 2015
Abington Heights Student-Athletes Schooled on Leadership Skills During Workshop
by Robert Tomkavage, Abington Journal (Summit, PA)

August 2, 2015
Get Kids Back In Sports
by Jack O'Malley, Op-Ed article in The Scranton Times-Tribune (Scranton, PA)

July 2, 2015
Elevating the Game on Orcas
by Colleen Armstrong, The Islands' Sounder (Everett, WA)

June 28, 2015
The Teachable Moment From The Texas Softball Cheap Shots
by Jerry Barca, Forbes.com

June 27, 2015
Wesleyan's Jackson Remains a Positive Influence in Sports After Retiring
by Christine Troyke, Gwinnett Daily Post (GA)

June 26, 2015
How Long Before I'm the One Attacking My Son's Coach With a Kettlebell?
by Shanna Belott, Huffington Post

June 16, 2015
How Steph Curry's Three-Point Shots Scored for Bay Area Nonprofits
by Madeline Bilis, San Francisco Business Times

June 10, 2015
Mentor Baseball League and Mentor High School Partner with Positive Coaching Alliance
by Justin Lada, The News Herald (Willoughby, OH)

May 27, 2015
PCA-Hawaii's Jeaney Garcia on KITV News

May 19, 2015
Some Youth Sports Coaches Need to Hear This Message: You're Doing It Wrong
by Kevin Kleps, Crain's Cleveland Business

May 17, 2015
Positive Coaching Alliance is Making the Call for Change

by Kevin Kleps, Crain's Cleveland Business

May 14, 2015
Cedar Grove-Belgium Football Coach Earns National Honor
by Nate Woelfel, Sheboygan (WI) Press

May 11, 2015
Christina Leone Wins Prestigious Coaching Award
by Lisa Nicklanovich, Castle Pines (CO) Connection

May 5, 2015
PCA-Cleveland's Jim Bucci on WCPN Radio's The Sound of Ideas

May 4, 2015
Twins Live Coverage of PCA-Minnesota Breakfast with the Champions
Fox Sports North

April 30, 2015
Football: Sacred Heart Prep Coach Pete Lavorato Steals Show at Awards Banquet
by Daniel Brown, San Jose Mercury News

April 29, 2015
Dusty Baker Laughs About Part in 'High-Five History'
Coverage of National Youth Sports Awards by Daniel Brown, San Jose Mercury News

April 29, 2015
Coaching Your Own Kids Is Rewarding, Challenging
by Vytas Mazeika, Palo Alto (CA) Daily News

April 27, 2015
PCA Comments on Wichita State University Coach Controversy

Coverage by Hannah Davis, KWCH-TV

April 23, 2015
Dusty Baker Lauded for His Positive Coaching Example
by Daniel Brown, San Jose Mercury News

April 10, 2015
Abusive Coaches: Sometimes the Coach is the Team Bully
by P.K. Daniel, Youthletic.com

April 9, 2015
Guilford's Appleman Receives Prestigious National Coaching Award
by John Lecardo, Zip06.com

April 8, 2015
The Ride Home
by PCA-Colorado Chapter Executive Director Linda Crum for Denver Parent

April 1, 2015
Life Lessons: Warren County Parks and Rec Uses PCA Program
by Tommy Keeler Jr., The Northern Virginia Daily

March 27, 2015
Business Leaders and Basketball Coaches: They've Got a Lot in Common
by Brian Tuite, PCA-Colorado Board Member, for ColoradoBiz Magazine

March 26, 2015
PCA-Houston's Albert Johnson and Brandon Yelovich on Unleashed Radio Hour

March 26, 2015
Youth sports: Columbia Station Resident William Nicholson ‘Blown Away’ by Prestigious National Coaching Honor
by Todd Shapiro, The Chronicle Telegram (Loraine County, OH)

March 20, 2015
PCA-Colorado's Linda Crum featured on Colorado's Best Kids

March 19, 2015
PCA Trainer Leslee Brady in Sports Parenting Video

The Washington Post/PostTV

March 18, 2015
When Going Got Tough, McFarlane Leaned on PCA
by John Reid, San Jose Mercury News

March 18, 2015
Positively, PCA a Growing Force in U.S.
by John Reid, San Jose Mercury News

March 15, 2015
PCA-Minnesota Comments on Youth Basketball Disturbance
Fox 9 KMSP-TV, Minneapolis-St. Paul

March 13, 2015
Finding Acceptance On (And Off) the Field
Huffington Post

March 13, 2015
Mountain View's Bart Mayes Honored for Positive Influence
by Chris Tiler, Loveland (CO) Reporter Herald

March 9, 2015
Colorado's Best Kids Features Triple-Impact Competitor® Scholarship Winners

February 23, 2015
How Parents on the Sidelines Can Support High School Athletes
by Alexandra Pannoni, U.S. News and World Report

February 19th, 2015
South Athletes Honored Alongside Sports Stars
by Cori Pope, YourHub Contributer, The Denver Post

February 14th, 2015
ESPN Radio, The Classroom
-PCA Founder and CEO, Jim Thompson, discusses Little League's decision to vacate the US title won by Jackie Robinson West.

February 11th, 2015
Positive Coaching Alliance on NBC 5 Chicago
-PCA-Chicago Executive Director comments on JRWLL & Youth Sports

February 11th, 2015
Jackie Robinson West Stripped of Its National Little League Title
By Jere Longman, New York Times
-PCA Founder and CEO, Jim Thompson, comments.

January 23rd, 2015
Serra forfeit, two-year playoff ban sparks youth sports debate
By Mark Emmons and Darren Sabedra, San Jose Mercury News 
-PCA Founder and CEO comments on debate.

January 9th, 2015
High School Sports Rally

-PCA featured on CBS Minnesota

January 2nd, 2015
PCA's Tina Syer Interviewed on Game On
Comcast Home Network

2014

December 20th, 2014
Tina Syer interviewed on New York Sports and Beyond
ESPN New York, 98.7FM

December 19th, 2014
Website Launched Offering Advice, Videos to Youth Athletes, Coaches
by David Lariviere, Forbes.com

December 19th, 2014
Lee Loy, Nahale-a receive Positive Coaching Alliance Honors
by Kevin Jakahi, Hawaii Tribune-Herald

November 18th, 2014
CBS 2 Chicago coverage of 2014 PCA-Chicago Scholarship and Awards Dinner

November 17th, 2014
RAAA puts a focus on positive coaching
By Emily Zimmer, Rosemount Town Pages

November 13, 2014
PCA Making A Difference
by Bay News 9

November 12th, 2014
The power of positive coaching: CGAA works with Positive Coaching Alliance

By Jace Frederick, South Washington County Bulletin

October 29, 2014
Boston Celtics Coach Brad Stevens Has Good Talk With Waltham High Athletes
by Scott Souza, The Waltham News Tribune (Waltham, MA)

October 26, 2014
Thompson Talks About PCA's Optimistic Mission
by Curt Herron, The Herald News (Suburban Chicago)

October 23, 2014
Coaching Experts To Pushy Parents: Back Off
by Danielle Braff, Chicago Tribune

October 22, 2014
Allegations of abusive high school coach being looked into by DOE 

(PCA commentary in video report from KHON, Honolulu)

October 15, 2014
Put Our Kids In, Coach
by Thomas Farragher, The Boston Globe

October 13, 2014
Cal-Hi Sports Triple-Impact Competitor® feature

October 10, 2014
Positive Coaching Alliance spreads the word at Silver Lake
by Trevor Wenners, The Patriot Ledger (Quincy, MA)

September 23, 2014
Coaches Need Coaching Too
by Matt Krumrie, USA Wrestling

September 4, 2014
Putting Kids Back Into Kids' Sports
by Chris Ballard, Experience Life Magazine

September 3, 2014
The Car Ride Home: Ask the Right Questions
by Paul Krome, Lacrosse Magazine

September/October Issue
Out of Bounds
by Stacey Colino, Bethesda Magazine

May 7, 2014
This Nonprofit Is Trying To Fix The Adult Problem In Youth Sports
by David McCoy, WCCO-TV, CBS Minnesota

May 5, 2014
Baker not quite ready to punt NFL career

by Reggie Hayes, The News-Sentinel, Fort Wayne (IN)

May 4, 2014
Partnership to train 421 FWCS coaches
by Greg Jones, The Journal Gazette, Fort Wayne (IN)

April 25, 2014
49ers host girl athletes to learn leadership, confidence
by Becky Bach, San Jose Mercury News

March 27, 2014
Putting the Fun Back in Sports

by Joy Riggs, Minnesota Parent

March 26, 2014
Drake Coach Ayala Recent Recipient of Prestigious National Award
by Ian Ross, Marin Independent Journal

March 25, 2014
Rich Kids Are Soft, Poor Kids Need to Be Toughened Up: How Race and Class Affect the Way We Coach our Children
by Stefan Fatsis, Slate

March 20, 2014
New LBA Program Aims to Help Coaches "Keep It Positive"
by J.B. Cozens, Lewisboro Ledger (NY)

March 16, 2014
Movement Grows to Curb Bleacher Behavior
 
by Jaclyn Reiss, The Boston Globe

March 13, 2014
Local Riding Instructor Wins National Coaching Award
by Meghann Evans, Winston-Salem Journal (NC)

March 12, 2014
Dambrino Named 2014 Development Zone Leadership Fellow
Memorial Examiner (Houston)

March 8, 2014
St. Joseph's Bell Wins National Coaching Award
by Kenny Cress, Santa Maria Times (CA)

March 7, 2014
Canterbury Wins With Positive State of Mind

by Reggie Hayes, News-Sentinel (Ft. Wayne, IN)

 

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