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St. Louis Cardinals Player Joins Positive Coaching Alliance’s National Advisory Board


Mountain View, CA – Positive Coaching Alliance today announced St. Louis Cardinals player Paul DeJong’s appointment to Positive Coaching Alliance’s National Advisory Board. Burton Rocks, DeJong’s agent, confirmed Paul’s involvement with PCA’s National Advisory Board, an all-volunteer group, the members of which serve as brand ambassadors and provide advice for the organization’s workshop and online course curriculum, books, and free resources.

The board comprises current and former pro, college and Olympic coaches and athletes; world-class researchers and authors on sports and educational psychology; and academic, business and organizational leaders. DeJong joins MLB’s Curtis Granderson, Dusty Baker, Bruce Bochy and Brad Ausmus on PCA’s Advisory Board.

“Coaches have such a tremendous platform to impact our youth in a positive way and keep kids in sports. PCA is the leader in training coaches, and I am thrilled to join PCA’s National Advisory Board to help spread the PCA Movement across the U.S.,” said DeJong, a graduate of Illinois State University.

DeJong was recently named the National League’s Rookie of the Month and became just the 10th player in MLB history to hit 20 HRs in 70 games.

"I'm excited that Paul has joined PCA’s National Advisory Board," said PCA Founder and CEO Jim Thompson. "His commitment to give back to youth and his platform as a professional athlete will be very helpful as PCA works to transform youth sports to develop Better Athletes, Better People in St. Louis and beyond."

About Positive Coaching Alliance

Positive Coaching Alliance (PCA) develops  through resources for youth and high school sports coaches, parents, administrators and student-athletes. In addition to nearly 1,500 free multimedia tips and tools at, PCA has partnered with roughly 3,500 schools and youth sports organizations nationwide to deliver more than 20,000 live group workshops, along with online courses and books by PCA Founder Jim Thompson that help those involved in youth and high school sports create a positive, character-building youth sports culture. 

PCA resources, which have reached more than 8.6 million youth, strive to transform high school and youth sports into a Development Zone® culture, where the goal is to develop Better Athletes, Better People and the following become the prevailing models in youth and high school sports:

  • The Double-Goal Coach®, who strives to win while also pursuing the more important goal of teaching life lessons through sports
  • The Second-Goal Parent®, who concentrates on life lessons, while letting coaches and athletes focus on competing
  • The Triple-Impact Competitor®, who strives to impact sport on three levels by improving oneself, teammates and the game as a whole.

PCA gains support from a National Advisory Board, including National Spokesperson and 11-time NBA Champion Coach Phil Jackson, and many other top coaches, athletes, organization leaders and academics who share PCA’s mission.

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Phone: 650-210-0814

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