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.

To nominate a coach for the 2020 Double-Goal Coach Awards, opening on September 1, 2019, click below to sign up for a reminder.

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Watch inspiring tribute videos of some of our 2019 Coach award winners below

Grand Prize Winner, Charlean CrowellLower Russell County Youth Club, Basketball, Alabama

Omar Cervantes, Alameda County Deputy Sheriffs' Activities League / Sheriffs Fútbol Club, Soccer, California




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.


Criteria

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.

Program Details