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.

Dan Copenhagen
RAGE PCA Director

RAGE PCA Meetings

TUE Aug 23 < or > TUE Aug 30

At least one parent per player is required to attend. If you are a parent coach you only need to attend the coaches session


Aug 23 & 30
Parent session 7:00-8:00 pm
Coaches session 8:00-9:00 pm 

WHERE: Hart Middle School Multipurpose Room
4433 Willow Rd, Pleasanton
Mark your calendar and plan to attend one of the 2016 Rage sponsored PCA meetings. PCA plays a key role in defining and reinforcing the positive culture for parents and coaches in our club. Attendance is required for Rec and Flight coaches and strongly encouraged for parents.


Tom Heimsoth – conducting workshops on Augsut 23rd


(925) 323-3873

Tom comes qualified to present having been a college basketball player and coach at Santa Clara University, a youth sports coach in basketball, baseball, volleyball, and soccer, a referee in high school basketball, and probably most importantly, a parent.  Tom also is self-employed as a consultant and trainer in the “people skills” areas of management and leadership, sales and sales management, customer service, team building and communication skills.


Joe Thomas – Augsut 30th Parent workshop


(925) 395-8364

Joseph L. Thomas – also known as “JT The Mentor Coach” is the President and CEO of Coaching Legacy (www.coachinglegacy.com). He is a parent, renowned speaker, educator, author and minister who has dedicated his life to serving our nation’s youth.   Thomas is the Founder of “JT The Mentor Coach” National Youth Viral Video Competitor Mentor Academy.  He is a National Trainer for the Boys & Girls Clubs of America. The author of “Developing Character Leaders Through Sports” and The Parents’ Playbook for Raising Character Leaders.” He is an accredited instructor for the Triple P Positive Parenting Program. Thomas earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Communications and a Master’s Degree in Counseling from Sacramento State where he played his college basketball.  He is the former Northern California Lead Trainer for Positive Coaching Alliance.  Thomas served 4 years as an Athletic Director at the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Peninsula in the San Francisco Bay Area. He is a former high school 3 sport student-athlete and All City First Team baseball player.  Thomas has 15 years of coaching experience, including coaching his son.  He has facilitated over 900 workshops in 23 U.S states.

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.




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.

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.

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.