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Positive Coaching Alliance and Player’s Health Partner to Protect Youth Athletes

11.17.2016

Mountain View, CA – Positive Coaching Alliance (PCA) – a national non-profit developing “Better Athletes, Better People” through youth and high school sports – is partnering with Player’s Health, an interactive mobile platform that enables real-time communication between coaches, parents and healthcare providers to best care for the health and wellbeing of youth athletes.

The agreement names Player’s Health as a PCA Trusted Resource. Player’s Health will provide expert advice via videos on topics such as return-to-play protocols for injured youth athletes within www.PCADevZone.org, PCA’s collection of nearly 1,500 free multimedia resources for youth and high school sports coaches, parents, student-athletes and administrators. PCA will introduce Player’s Health to its network of school and youth sports organization partners in an allied effort to enhance player safety, especially in the wake of injuries.

"We are excited to partner with Positive Coaching Alliance to ensure the safety and health of our athletes,” said Player's Health Founder/CEO Tyrre Burks. “Player’s Health is a risk management system and player safety platform. Player’s Health is about reducing organization liability by introducing proper processes and giving coaches, athletic trainers, and parents the tools to monitor their athlete's health and make the right decisions for athletes to return to play. We are ready to work with PCA to make sports safer for our youth and less stressful for our coaches and parents and to help sports remain a place of development and emotional attachment while reducing the risk of injury."

Added Jason Sacks, PCA’s National Director of Business Development: “Nothing is more important than the health and safety of our youth. The incomparable potential for youth and high sports to develop character and teach life lessons can only be realized if players are kept safe and healthy. While injuries are an unfortunate reality in sports, Player’s Health provides a critical tool for managing the recovery and return-to-play process.”

About Player’s Health

Player’s Health is an interactive mobile platform designed to protect organizations through proper return to play processes and quickly and easily document any injury that occurs during practice or games. Player’s Health reduces the liability for organizations by managing risk around injuries, using real-time communication between coaches and parents to best care for the health and wellbeing of youth athletes. The platform’s HIPAA-compliant interface simplifies the flow of youth athlete health information between coach, parent, and healthcare provider. Player’s Health fosters a personalized network of care for each youth athlete. 

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 nearly 1,5000 free multimedia tips and tools at www.PCADevZone.org, PCA has partnered with roughly 3,500 schools and youth sports organizations nationwide to deliver live group workshops, 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 ZoneTM 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.

Contact for Positive Coaching Alliance:
David Jacobson
Phone: 650-210-0808
E-mail: david_jacobson@positivecoach.org

Contact for Player’s Health:
Tyrre Burks
Phone: (872) 202-6258
E-mail: tyrre@playershealth.com

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