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Positive Coaching Alliance Courses

Coaching Education Program

US Lacrosse and Positive Coaching Alliance (PCA) are partners in a nationwide endeavor to make lacrosse a positive, character-building experience for every athlete and to improve the experience for officials, coaches, parents and fans.

Founded in 1998, 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 leaders. Through workshops and online courses, PCA has impacted more than four million youth. PCA’s partnership network includes more than 1,700 youth sports organizations, cities and schools.

US Lacrosse and PCA share a vision to equip all coaches with the training and tools to become "Double-Goal Coaches,” where goal number one is striving to win and goal number two—the more important one—is teaching life lessons through lacrosse. We are working in partnership to make the youth sports culture one in which every member of our lacrosse community ‘Honors the Game’.

If you're not sure whether you have completed the PCA Double Goal Coach I or Double Goal Coach II course(s) for CEP Level 1 or Level 3 certification, respectively, you can now check online through the PCA website.

Search for Your PCA Completion

PCA Programs for US Lacrosse Members

Double-Goal Coach I

Learn about PCA’s DGC model of coaching for winning and life lessons. It's required for USL CEP Level 1 certification, and may also be offered at an in-person workshop.

Take the Double-Goal Coach I course

Double-Goal Coach II

Learn how to build a team culture that brings out the best in your players in both practices and games. This online course is a requirement of US Lacrosse CEP Level 3 certification, and is targeted toward coaches working with high school-age athletes.

Take the Double-Goal Coach II course

More Online Courses

PCA offers four additional online courses, designed to ensure that winning happens both on and off the field, and specifically aimed providing power tools that foster a positive youth sports culture for coaches, parents, athletes and officials.

Take an online course

Sportsmanship Grants

US Lacrosse annually awards matching Sportsmanship Grants to lacrosse leagues and chapters to partner with Positive Coaching Alliance. The grant helps organizations educate their leaders, coaches, parents and athletes on honoring the game.

Learn more and apply for a grant

Double-Goal Coach Awards

PCA annually presents awards to 20 youth and high school coaches across the U.S. who strive to win while teaching life lessons through sports. Nominations are open through Dec. 31.

Nominate your coach

Pocket Sports Quotes

Download PCA’s free inspirational sports quotes widget, which includes fresh daily content often featuring top athletes, coaches and thought leaders on PCA's National Advisory Board.

Download the widget


For more details about the PCA or to connect to your local PCA contact, please visit the PCA website, www.PositiveCoach.org, for more information.