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PCA'sTalking Points help coaches guide discussions with their youth athletes through a series of free weekly e-mails.
"The true art of coaching occurs when coaches talk to players not just about their sports, but also life lessons that are inherent in sports," said PCA Founder and CEO Jim Thompson. "Our new series helps enable those discussions."
A coach who subscribes to Talking Points learns more about the model of the Double-Goal Coach®, whose first goal is winning, and whose second, more-important goal is teaching life lessons through sports. Those coaches, in turn, are better equipped to teach each athlete how to become a Triple-Impact Competitor®, focused on impacting sports on three levels by improving oneself, teammates and the game as a whole.
Each Talking Point covers an element of PCA curriculum adapted from PCA workshops, online courses and Thompson's books, such as The Power of Double-Goal Coaching and Elevating Your Game. All can contribute to improved individual athletic performance, better interpersonal relationships among players and coaches, and the absorption of life lessons that will last long beyond a high school sports career.
"I am thrilled that PCA is able to offer Talking Points for free," Thompson said. "Now, potentially millions of coaches have ready access to a tool that will help them help their players, thanks to a generous grant from David Weekley."