Positive Coaching Alliance is a national non-profit developing “Better Athletes, Better People” by working to provide all youth and high school athletes a positive, character-building youth sports experience.
The above video -- funded by Executive Producer Janet Jensen -- PCA National Advisory Board Member and NFL Hall of Famer Steve Young explains the need for PCA and how we develop Better Athletes, Better People.
Since its 1998 launch at Stanford University by Founder and CEO Jim
Thompson, PCA has impacted more than 5 million youth athletes. PCA
reaches youth and high school sport leaders, coaches, athletes, parents,
and officials through partnerships with schools and youth sports organizations >> nationwide that comprise live workshops >>, online courses >>, Thompson's books >>, and e-communications, providing free Tips and Tools >>.
At the center of our work are three models:
- The Double-Goal Coach®, who strives to win while also pursuing the more-important goal of life lessons through sports;
Second-Goal Parent®, who concentrates on life lessons, while
coaches and athletes focus on competing; and
who strives to impact sport on three levels by improving oneself,
teammates and the game as a whole.
Our allies include a National Advisory Board >> of top athletes, coaches, academicians and business leaders; prominent national youth sports organizations >>; and corporations and foundations >> that support our work as we expand our roster of local PCA Chapters >> across the U.S.
Our season-long e-mailed Talking Points give youth and high school sports coaches key topics to discuss with players to help them become "Better Athletes, Better People."
Coaches, parents and leaders: Get the latest news, views, videos, tips, tools, information and inspiration from the PCA Movement.
Learn about features, benefits and details of a PCA Partnership for your school or youth sports organization. Then ask to have a PCA representative contact you.
Our day-to-day operations depend on hundreds of unrestricted gifts from foundations and individuals like you.