US Lacrosse and the Positive Coaching Alliance (PCA) are partners in a nationwide endeavor to make lacrosse a positive, character-building experience for every athlete and to make the experience a more successful one for coaches, parents, fans and officials.
US Lacrosse and PCA share the following vision: To equip all coaches with the training and tools needed to become "Double-Goal Coaches"™, where goal #1 is striving to win; and goal #2, the more important one, is teaching life lessons via lacrosse. We are working in partnership to make the youth sports culture one in which every member of our lacrosse community ‘Honors the Game’.
The US Lacrosse-PCA partnership helps us create the quality lacrosse programs we all desire, and provides our athletes with a positive learning experience, while also giving leaders, coaches and parents the tools and training needed to play an active role in "Honoring the Game".
What is the Positive Coaching Alliance?
Founded in 1998, Positive Coaching Alliance (PCA) is committed to providing all youth and high school athletes a positive, character-building youth sports experience. To that end, PCA has conducted more than 10,000 live group workshops nationwide for more than 475,000 youth and high school sports coaches, parents, student-athletes and school/organizational leaders. Through workshops and online courses, PCA has impacted more than 4 million youth. PCA’s partnership network includes more than 1,700 youth sports organizations, cities and schools.
Why is this partnership important for you?
- The PCA Double-Goal Coach I course - Coaching for Winning and Life Lessons – is a current requirement of the US Lacrosse Coaching Education Program Level 1 certification. The course may be completed through a PCA-integrated CEP clinic, online or at a live workshop. US Lacrosse members receive a 20% discount to the online version of this workshop. Use the code USLAX2011 when you purchase the course through the PCA website to receive the 20% discount. This discount is only applicable to the PCA Double-Goal Coach I course.
- It provides Sportsmanship Matching Grant opportunities for lacrosse leagues and chapters to partner with Positive Coaching Alliance.
- It provides educational resources as we all work together to make the game a more positive and fulfilling experience for all. The video below is an example of these educational resources.