Positive Coaching Alliance at the 54th Annual National Athletic Directors Conference

Positive Coaching Alliance at the 54th Annual National Athletic Directors Conference

Join Us in Orlando!

PCA will be presenting a workshop at the National Athletic Directors Conference! 

WORKSHOP TITLE: Preparing Coaches to Develop Physical, Social, and Emotional Skills of Middle School Student Athletes


  • Date: Monday, December 18th, 2023
  • Time: 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM ET
  • Room Location: Crystal Salon AB

This highly interactive workshop provides coaches & leaders with the tools to build meaningful, understanding relationships with and amongst their team – and unlock the many benefits that sports can provide.  This research-based PCA workshop will demonstrate:

  • Tools to unlock the full potential of sports in developing young athletes
  • Understanding of how kids’ experiences impact their engagement in practices
  • How to seamlessly integrate empathy into everyday coaching.

Coaches & leaders will actively participate in the workshop, including small group discussions and will practice applying the tools to real team settings. Coaches & leaders will take away tangible tools and tips, including the “PACT”—PCA’s framework for applying empathy to create an environment with their team so all kids feel safe, seen, heard, and valued.

PCA Workshop Presenter: Marti Reed, PCA’s Director of National Partnerships & DEI Programming Manager


Visit Positive Coaching Alliance workshop on Monday the 18th, or reach out to Marti Reed ([email protected]) and Bankole Adebanjo ([email protected]) during the conference.


PCA’s vision is to build a world where every child benefits from a positive youth sports experience with a coach who inspires them to become the best version of themselves in the game and in life. Learn more about us at www.positivecoach.org.