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Positive Coaching Alliance

By OYHA, 10/18/21, 11:00AM CDT


Positive Coaching Alliance 2021/2022

Positive Coaching Alliance
As a catalyst for a positive youth sports culture, Positive Coaching Alliance provides research-based training and resources for coaches, parents, athletes, and leaders to ensure a positive youth development experience for ALL kids, in all communities across the U.S., through sports. PCA ensures sports are ‘done right’ with programming that is research-based and designed to have an impact at three levels in a youth sports organization or school:

  • YOUTH experience improved life skills and character development.
  • COACHES become more positive and increase their focus on using sports to teach life lessons.
  • YOUTH SPORTS ORGANIZATIONS AND SCHOOLS see their cultures become more positive and everyone involved has more fun.

PCA believes that all youth can benefit from a positive, inclusive sports culture that develops social and emotional skills, molds character, and prepares them for competition and life. In more than two decades of work, PCA expanded from a small local nonprofit to a strong, nationwide organization that provides programming in all 50 states, reaching thousands of organizations around the country and positively impacting millions of youth athletes every year. PCA has now partnered with roughly 3,500 schools and youth sports organizations nationwide to deliver more than 20,000 live group workshops, reaching over 20 million youth.

Mandatory Pre-season Parent Workshop

Orono Youth Hockey Association (OYHA) and Positive Coaching Alliance (PCA) have entered into a three year partnership to help support all youth hockey players in the Orono Spartans and Warriors program. This is the second time OYHA & PCA have partnered to provide these additional educational opportunities for the parents of the organization.

Parents of Mites, Peewees, 6u, 8u, 10u, and 12u families will be receiving an email asking that one parent from the household attend one of the workshops listed below.  

All workshops will be held at the High School Auditorium.

Workshop Information

THE SECOND-GOAL PARENT® Developing Winners in Life Through Sports.

Each workshop guides parents to: 

  • Assess their children’s goals and desires in youth sports in comparison with their own 
  • Talk with your child about practices and games, and what they are learning through sports 
  • Enact and reinforce PCA’s main principles: Mastery of Sport (Not Just Scoreboard Results), which values effort, learning, and bouncing back from mistakes and adversity; Filling Emotional Tanks, with the correct mix of truthful, specific praise and constructive criticism; and Honoring the Game through appropriate sideline behavior and interaction with coaches. 

Dates & Times

  • Wednesday, October 27: 6:00 P - 7:00 PM
  • Wednesday, October 27: 7:00 P - 8:00 PM
  • Thursday, October 28: 6:00 P - 7:00 PM
  • Thursday, October 28: 7:00 P - 8:00 PM

Andrew Pillsbury

Positive Coaching Alliance (PCA)

Phone: (612) 834-7989