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New FREE Online Courses + Zoom Workshops

• Zoom Workshops - These 60-minute workshops are highly interactive and provide tangible and practical tools, all while allowing your coaches to connect and interact. Schools and youth sports organizations can click below for more information and to sign up for more information about these Zoom workshops.

• As an appreciation for the generous support we've received, we would like to provide $5 towards our online Coaching and Parent courses through May 31st. These courses feature top pro athletes and coaches providing insights on how to create a positive, character-building environment for teams, allowing young athletes to learn life lessons and build skills in their sport.

PCA’s online Triple-Impact Competitor® course for youth athletes is now being offered for free. This highly interactive course provides specific tips and techniques for mastery and continuous improvement in any sport

 • PCA is offering its online course for officials free of charge. The course 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!

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Relevant Resources Straight To Your Inbox

During this time at home, PCA will be sending out relevant resources each week. In case you missed some of our earlier articles, here are a few of our most-read pieces:

• PCA Gives Tips For Parents To Sub In As Coach And Coach At Home

• PCA Discusses Honoring The Game Through Difficult Times

• PCA Shares Tools For How To Handle Mistakes

• PCA Shares Advice for Supporting Each Other and Filling Emotional Tanks

• PCA Answers Your Questions addressing how to handle the Disappointment of Cancellations and Postponements Due To Coronavirus

Movie Discussion Guide Compilation For Teams And Parents To Use At Home

An Article from PCA Founder Jim Thompson on Recovering the Joy of Sports During the Sports Shutdown

You can see more articles on PCA's blog, and over 2,000 free resources on PCADevZone.org.

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PCA Staff Members Across The Country Share Advice, Tips, And Resources in the Media

In case you missed it, PCA Staff Members are joining traditional media outlets to discuss the handling of coronavirus and the sports shutdown

PCA-Houston Regional Executive Director Jason Skaer Joins The Houston Sports Show on KPRC Channel 2

PCA-Cleveland's Ryan Virtue on News 5 Cleveland: How The Coronavirus Pandemic Impacts Athletes, Coaches

PCA-Portland's Ben Dudley Joins The Rip City Drive To Discuss Sports Shutdown Strategies 

• PCA's Scott Secules: Finding Grit and Resilience During Sports Setbacks

• PCA's Chris Fay: Life is a Team Sport And Our Job is to Stay on the Bench

• University of Portland Women's Basketball Coach Highlights PCA's#LifeIsATeamSport Campaign

• PCA Featured in Sports Illustrated: Nonprofit Offers Free Resources to Support Youth Sports During COVID-19 Shutdown

• PCA-Colorado's Amy Manson on FOX31 Denver

• PCA-Colorado's Amy Manson Joins Marc Moser, Altitude TV/KSE's #SportsSocial

• PCA-Seattle's Billy Rodgers on KOMO Radio Seattle

• PCA-New England's Chris Fay On WCVB News 5: Coach offers tips to help young athletes through COVID-19 sports shutdowns

PCA-Minnesota's Troy Pearson Joins WCCO and Cory Hepola To Talk About #DearSports Campaign

PCA-Portland's Spencer Gordon On The Ultimate Sports Parent Podcast: Keeping Kids Engaged in Sports During COVID-19 Isolation

• PCA's Casey Miller On TMJ4 Wisconsin: 'It's okay to be sad': How you can help kids deal with the loss of the spring sports season

• PCA's Chris Fay: Little League's Doing What They Can

• PCA-Chicago: Justin Georgacakis' efforts earn him the Double-Goal Coach® Award

• PCA-Minnesota: #DearSports Week 5

• PCA-SF Bay Area: Webinar with the Golden State Warriors Youth Academy

• PCA-New England: Celtics' Brad Stevens "Stuff that Matters" for Youth and Middle School Coaches

• PCA's Jeff Dale joins Colorado PGA podcast

• PCA-New England Dear Sports Campaign Featured In The Independent: PCA asks young athletes to write to the sports they love

PCA Partnership With USA Gymnastics Mentioned in USA Today Article About USAG Culture Shift Efforts

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