POSITIVE COACH ALLIANCE (PCA)

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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.

Thanks
Dan Copenhagen
RAGE PCA Director

PCA Parents Workshop

To: All Parents of Rage Players

Re: PCA workshops

pcaNew this year – one parent from every household is required to attend a PCA Parents Workshop (not just the PCA Parent assigned for the team). We are taking this step to enhance our efforts to maintain a positive, development oriented culture for our kids, and to foster respect on the sidelines for officials, opponents, players and coaches. New coaches (as well as some returning) completed the PCA Double-Goal training this week.

Two sessions left! We look forward to seeing you there!

For Parents:
· Weds, August 27, 7:00 to 8:00 pm HART Middle School - 4433 Willow Road Pleasanton in the multi-purpose room

· Weds, August 27, 8:00 to 9:00 pm

Note: Parking spaces at HART can be limited; if none are available, you can park directly across Willow Rd in the business lots. HART Middle School - 4433 Willow Road Pleasanton in the multi-purpose room

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    Parent Resources
    Coaches
    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 Positive Charting  Effort Goals 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
    Parents
    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 TOOLS Parent Letter: PCA Introduction Parent Pledge The Role of the Culture Keeper Game Day Tips for Parents Guidelines for a Coach/Parent Partnership When Parents Need to Intervene Empowering Conversations
    Athletes
    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. Check out the tools below to learn more. Making Yourself Better  Making Your Teammates Better Making the Game Better  TIC Pledge
    2 Minute Drills
    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.

    ATHLETE

    Shane Battier on Leadership Shane Battier on Triple-Impact Competitor

    PARENT

    What life lessons can your child take from sports? Seizing Teachable Moments

    COACH

    The Magic Ratio Motivation Through Fun -Taken from the PCA Website