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PCA Partners With Skyhawks Sports Academy For Coach Education


Positive Coaching Alliance (PCA) — a national non-profit developing Better Athletes, Better People through youth and high school sports — has partnered with Skyhawks Sports Academy to bring coach education and training to all Skyhawks coaches. Skyhawks has been dedicated to providing every child the joy of playing sports and learning the skills of sport for over 40 years.

Through this collaboration Skyhawks coaches will complete PCA's online Double-Goal Coach® training and will have access to the ongoing support and tools they need to help youth campers improve in sports, and more importantly, in life.

“Skyhawks Sports Academy’s purpose is to teach life skills through sports,” said Chris Stiles, Vice President of Business Development for Skyhawks. “The partnership with PCA enhances Skyhawks’ purpose while providing our coaching staff with the tools and resources to make a positive difference in the lives of hundreds of thousands of children."

"We're excited to partner with Skyhawks Sports Academy and their coaches to not only provide opportunities for kids to play sports, but to give them a positive experience while learning these skills," said Jason Sacks, PCA's VP of Business Development and Philanthropy. "We look forward to supporting the Skyhawks coaches in their positive coaching journey."

Skyhawks and PCA believe their work together in these communities can benefit all Skyhawks programming not only by providing training and resources to help coaches improve, but by helping to create healthier, happier future leaders.

For further inquiries or information about this partnership, please contact:

Positive Coaching Alliance
Jason Sacks
Vice President, Business Development & Philanthropy


Skyhawks Sports Academy
Chris Stiles
Vice President of Business Development

About Positive Coaching Alliance

Positive Coaching Alliance (PCA) develops BETTER ATHLETES, BETTER PEOPLE through resources for youth and high school sports coaches, parents, administrators and student-athletes. In addition to more than 1,800 free multimedia tips and tools at, PCA has partnered with roughly 3,500 schools and youth sports organizations nationwide to deliver more than 20,000 live group workshops, along with online courses and books by PCA Founder Jim Thompson that help those involved in youth and high school sports create a positive, character-building youth sports culture.

PCA resources, which have reached more than 8.6 million youth, strive to transform high school and youth sports into a Development Zone® culture, where the goal is to develop Better Athletes, Better People and the following become the prevailing models in youth and high school sports:

  • The Double-Goal Coach®, who strives to win while also pursuing the more important goal of teaching life lessons through sports
  • The Second-Goal Parent®, who concentrates on life lessons, while letting coaches and athletes focus on competing
  • The Triple-Impact Competitor®, who strives to impact sport on three levels by improving oneself, teammates and the game as a whole.

PCA gains support from a National Advisory Board, including National Spokesperson and 11-time NBA Champion Coach Phil Jackson, and many other top coaches, athletes, organization leaders and academics who share PCA’s mission. PCA is proud to partner with the National Hockey League, National Basketball Association, Major League Baseball and over 35 professional teams across the United States.

About Skyhawks Sports Academy

Skyhawks Sports Academy is the leading youth sports program provider for kids. Since 1979, over two million children have attended a Skyhawks program. Our vision is to positively impact communities throughout the United States and abroad by giving every child the opportunity to experience the joy of athletics. To help us achieve that vision, Skyhawks offers franchising opportunities for both of its’ camp brands, Skyhawks and SuperTots.  At the core of our purpose, teaching life skills through sports remains the foundation of all Skyhawks camps, after-school programs, clinics and leagues. For more information about Skyhawks or SuperTots, visit or

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