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Hopeful and Ready


Here at Positive Coaching Alliance in New England we are hopeful that 2021 will be a wondrous year. As we plan to emerge from the pandemic ready to play and as we gain a deeper understanding of social and racial inequity, sports can help bring us together. Sports are a place where we come together to learn, grow, compete, and find joy.

Like the batter here who is hopeful because she has practiced, trained, and prepared for this moment, all of us here at PCA are hopeful, and we are ready. We have practiced, trained, and prepared for this moment so that we can help the many young athletes sidelined by COVID, as well as those who are back at sports, become better athletes and better people. We have practiced, trained, and prepared for this moment so that we can help coaches who are evolving and striving to coach with greater awareness of issues of race and equity.

In 2021, at Positive Coaching Alliance we are hopeful and we are ready to continue to lift people up, to inspire them to be their best selves, on and off the field.

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Double-Goal Coach®: Coaching for Winning and Life Lessons

If you have no experience with PCA, this is the course for you... Positive is Powerful! In this highly-interactive online Double-Goal Coach® course from PCA – with advice from top pro athletes and coaches on PCA’s National Advisory Board – coaches explore why and how to pursue both winning and the more important goal of teaching life lessons through sports.

Double-Goal Coach®: Culture, Practices and Games

Phil Jackson, Doc Rivers, Herm Edwards and other top coaches and athletes help you create a team culture of excellence. Specific sections of the course focus on how to create dynamic practices and strategies for getting the most from your athletes – as players and as people -- before, during and after the game.

Double-Goal Coach®: Developing the Triple-Impact Competitor®

Phil Jackson, Julie Foudy, Shane Battier, Herm Edwards and other top coaches and athletes train coaches to help high school athletes become "Triple-Impact Competitors" who improve on three levels: Personal Mastery – Making oneself better, Leadership – Making one's teammates better, and Honoring the Game – Making the game better.

Honoring the Game: The Official's Role in Creating a Positive Youth Sports Culture

This interactive workshop is filled with powerful officiating tools, is based on the latest research from sports psychology, and reflects the "best practices" of elite officials across the country! It introduces PCA's three main principles behind creating a positive youth sports culture for officials: Mastery (ELM); Never Too High, Never Too Low; Honoring the Game.

Second-Goal Parent®: Developing Winners in Life Through Sports

Top coaches and athletes train youth sports parents to focus on helping their children process the life lessons uniquely available through sports. This highly interactive workshop provides specific tips and techniques for parents to use in talking with their children on game day, developing a productive parent – coach relationship, and becoming effective and positive supporters in the stands.

Triple-Impact Competitor®: A Leadership Workshop for Athletes

Doc Rivers, Julie Foudy, Shane Battier and other top coaches, athletes, and experts teach student-athletes how to make positive contributions on three levels: Personal Mastery: Improving Oneself; Leadership: Improving Teammates; Honoring the Game: Improving the Sport.

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