Positive Coaching Alliance

The California Interscholastic Federation is proud to share resources from Positive Coaching Alliance (PCA). The Mountain View, Calif.-based national non-profit is developing "Better Athletes, Better People" by working to provide all youth and high school athletes a positive, character-building youth sports experience. Learn more about PCA in this short video featuring Pro Football Hall of Famer Steve Young.

PCA's model for youth and high school sports coaches - as taught in PCA workshops and online courses - is the Double-Goal Coach®, who pursues the goal of winning, and the even more important goal of teaching life lessons through sports.

 PCA materials for Coaches

Talking Points (free weekly series of e-mails with topics for coaches to discuss with players)

Tools for Coaches (free downloads such as a Double-Goal Coach Job Description, Parent Meeting Agenda, etc.) 

Books by PCA Founder Jim Thompson, including The Power of Double-Goal Coaching

Online Double-Goal Coach® courses

“Ask PCA” blog

Request information about partnering with PCA to bring workshops and online courses to your school or organization

PCA encourages high school and youth sports administrators to use their programs as a Development ZoneTM for developing Better Athletes, Better People by providing a positive, character-building experience.

PCA materials for Administrators

Tools for Leaders (free downloads such as a coach recruitment and evaluation program, etc.)

Request information about partnering with PCA to bring workshops and online courses to your school or organization

Sex-Abuse Prevention Videos and Other Resources

Books by PCA Founder Jim Thompson, including Developing Better Athletes, Better People: A Leader’s Guide to Transforming High School and Youth Sports into a Development Zone

“Ask PCA” blog