POSITIVE COACH ALLIANCE (PCA)
RAGE PCA Resource Center
Tools and Resources for Coaches, Parents and Athletes
Our goal within RAGE is to foster a Positive Coaching culture. In addition to workshops and general communication for coaches and parents, we have established (with help from PCA) this Resource Center, which provides various tools, resources and ideas to assist you in helping to make our Positive Coaching culture a reality.
Whether you’re a coach, parent or player, please take advantage of these resources to promote and protect the concepts of Positive Coaching within our club, within your team, and for yourself.
RAGE PCA Director
By partnering with PCA, you have made a commitment to place character education at the top of your coaching objectives and to create a Positive Coaching culture in which athletes can grow, be challenged and have fun.
As you know, the culture-changing process will not happen overnight. We’re here to help you put a structure in place that will allow your Positive Coaching initiative to grow year after year.
ADMINISTRATIVE TOOLS FOR COACHES
Coach/Parent Pre-Season Meeting Agenda
TOOLS FOR COACHING
Double-Goal Coach Job Description
Script for Coaches on Redefining Winning
Script for Coaches on Filling the Emotional Tank
Script for Honoring the Game
Flushing and Parking
Player Pep Talks
COACH PREPARATION TOOLS
Developing a Coaching Philosophy
Goal Setting Worksheet
Preparing for Practice
Intervening on the Sidelines
How to Conduct a Practice Observation
How a Head Coach Can Use Practice Observations
Practice Observation Form
A Parent’s role in his/her child’s youth sports experience is to let the players and coaches focus on winning while he/she provides unconditional support for the child independent of performance. The list of tools below provide insight into how parents can contribute to an “Honor the Game” culture.
Parent Letter: PCA Introduction
The Role of the Culture Keeper
Game Day Tips for Parents
Guidelines for a Coach/Parent Partnership
When Parents Need to Intervene
PCA believes that the goal for any athlete should be to become a Triple-Impact Competitor. The motto of a Triple-Impact Competitor is “better”: making yourself, your teammates and the game better.
Triple-Impact Competitors make positive contributions on three levels:
* Personal Mastery: Making oneself better
* Leadership: Making one’s teammates better
* Honoring the Game: Making the sport better
PCA believes sports has two goals.
#1: Striving to win
#2: Learning about yourself and life.
During a PCA Leadership Roundtable Call, Bruce Horowitz — co-founder of 2007 National Youth Sports Award Winner Beverly Hills Basketball League (BHBL) — explained how message bombardment fuels the league’s full implementation of its Positive Coaching initiative.
Bruce spoke of “2 minute drill” e-mails that he regularly sends to parents and coaches, highlighting nuggets of PCA wisdom. His aim: Sharing enough PCA principles with enough people that Honoring the Game becomes the cultural norm.
We’ve borrowed the “2 minute drill” from BHBL and will produce a new “drill” each month for both parents and coaches. We will send each “drill” to partners in PDF, text and web link.
We hope you forward each “2 minute drill” to all coaches and parents in your organization as a step toward ensuring the success of your Positive Coaching initiative.
-Taken from the PCA Website