District 8

PCA Development Zone

Positve Coaching Alliance, aka PCA, has developed an entire online resource center to help coaches, parents, players and organization administrators make the most out of their youth sports involvement. PCA's motto: Better Athletes, Better People.

The Positive Coach uses the power of positive reinforcement to pursue winning and the more important goal of teaching life lessons through sports. "Encouraging athletes with positive reinforcement helps them hear and heed the necessary corrections. With that winning combination of truthful, specific praise and constructive criticism, athletic performance improves and so do the chances that kids stick with sports longer and learn all the valuable life lessons inherently available through organized competition."

Positive Coaching Alliance

Positive Coaching Alliance Development Zone

Video: The Power of Positive

Video: Coaches Can Measure Success Based on How Many Kids Want to Play Next Year

Video: Tony LaRussa: Developing a Player in All Aspects

 
First-Time Coach

Get the right start to your coaching career with these tips.

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Double-Goal Coach Job Description

 
Tryouts

How to best prepare before the season begins.

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Dealing With Tryout Anxiety

 
Playing Time

Guidelines and advice for game time play at all levels.

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Here's What Happens When Parents Remove Pressure From the Sidelines

 
Parent / Coach Conflict

Tools to improve the relationship between parent and coach.

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3 Must-Use Strategies For Coaches to Gain Support From Parents