POSITIVE COACHING ALLIANCE
Erie Parks & Recreation and the nationally acclaimed Positive Coaching Alliance are now partner organizations! Our goal with this partnership is to create a more positive and healthy culture for all of our stakeholders in our youth sports programs and leagues.
Positive Coaching Alliance (PCA) is a national non-profit developing "Better Athletes, Better People" by working to provide all youth and high school athletes a positive, character-building youth sports experience. Learn more in this short video.
At the core of their system, PCA focuses on the three levels of the youth sports ecosystem: coaches, parents, and players.
- Double-Goal Coach: strives to win while also pursuing the most important goal of life lessons through sports
- Second-Goal Parent: concentrate on life lessons, while letting coaches and athletes focus on competing
- Triple-Impact Competitor: stives to impact sport on three levels by improving oneself, teammates and the game as a whole
All of Erie Parks & Recreation's head coaches are provided with PCA's information packet of coach tools and are mandated to take PCA's online training, "Double-Goal Coach - Coaching for Winning & Life Lessons."