The 2019 Double-Goal Coach Award Winners were recently honored at PCA's National Youth Sports Awards and Benefit at Santa Clara University's Leavey Center.
TAKE A LOOK AT THE 4 OUTSTANDING 2019 DOUBLE-GOAL COACH® AWARD WINNERS CHOSEN FOR A PANEL DISCUSSION LED BY MIKE TIRICO AT THIS YEAR'S EVENT.
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Watch inspiring tribute videos of some of our 2019 Coach award winners below
Double-Goal Coach Award
PCA's Double-Goal Coach Award is given to youth and high school sports coaches from throughout the U.S. who embody the ideals of the Double-Goal Coach, striving to win, while also pursuing the more important goal of teaching life lessons through sports.
The 50 national award winners will receive $200; a certificate; recognition on PCA's website, newsletters and media campaigns; and 2 tickets to the Spring 2020 National Youth Sports Awards & Benefit ($500 value). Select winners will be chosen to participate in a panel discussion during the event and will receive an all-expense paid trip for two to attend the event in California. A background check will be completed if named a national finalist.
Click here to see a list of the 2019 Winners.
Nominations will open for the 2020 Double-Goal Coach Awards on September 1, 2019.
Questions? Contact PCA's Jennie Wulbrun. In the event an award winner acts in a manner inconsistent with the principles of PCA or in a manner that would reflect poorly on PCA, PCA reserves the right to rescind this Award.
Nominees are assessed on the extent to which they reflect the model of a Double-Goal Coach, whose first goal is winning, and whose second, more-important goal is teaching life lessons through sports. A Double-Goal Coach behaves as follows:
• Takes a mastery approach to sport rather than a scoreboard orientation, teaching athletes to put forward maximum effort, continuously learn and improve, and not let themselves be stopped by mistakes or fear of mistakes.
• Fills Emotional Tanks of athletes, refusing to motivate through fear, intimidation, or shame. Recognizing that a player’s “Emotional Tank,” like the gas tank of a car, must be full in order to go anywhere, the Double-Goal Coach provides a fuel mixed of five specific, truthful praises for every specific, constructive correction.
• Honors the Game by respecting ROOTS (Rules, Opponents, Officials, Teammates, Self).
• In the event an award winner acts in a manner inconsistent with the principles of PCA or in a manner that would reflect poorly on PCA, PCA reserves the right to rescind this Award.
To see more details about the program, please click below.