An estimated 6.5 million sports coaches provide instruction to youth. Less than 5% have received relevant training, according to the National Council for Accreditation of Coaching Education. Meaningful relationships between coach and athlete are foundational for youth to receive the outcomes associated with sports. A coach provides a caring environment, acceptance and proper guidance. Positive Coaching Alliance will provide a free coaching seminar as well as access to select courses in their coaching curriculum. Let’s help make every coaching experience a positive one!

Tuesday, October 25, 2022


Families: Learn how to “Develop Winners in Life Through Sports” with the Positive Coaching Alliance’s 60-minute online training course.

Organizations & Teams: Learn how to conduct a coach evaluation and download these sample coaching evaluation forms. They are a great start to help build an end-of-season evaluation for your coaching staff.


Families: If you’ve ever thought about being a volunteer coach? Now is the time to sign up. Already coaching young people? These tips are still for you—Download PCA’s list of top 10 coaching tips.

Organizations & Teams: Your coaches receive free access to PCA’s Coaching for Winning & Life Lessons course through SportsEngine. Send them an email with this link to access the course.


Families: Thank your coaches today! Nominate them for the PCA Double-Goal Coach® award and share their nomination on social media with the hashtags #nationalyouthsportsweek #thankyoucoach and tag @positivecoachus and @youthsportsNCYS.

Organizations & Teams: The year-end party is a great place to celebrate your exemplary coaches. Here are some tips for planning that year-end team party.

Big Idea

Join us in helping the Susan Crown Exchange train one million coaches in youth development techniques by 2025. As an anchor partner of Million Coaches Challenge, PCA will train over 400,000 youth sports coaches to incorporate Social & Emotional Learning and Positive Youth Development into their coaching practices. Will those be the coaches in your organization?