Positive Coaching Alliance


Newton Girls Soccer Club is proud and very excited to announce its partnership with the Positive Coaching Alliance (PCA). The mission of the Positive Coaching Alliance which is a national nonprofit organization is to develop “Better Athletes, Better People” by working to provide all youth and high school athletes a positive, character-building youth sports experience.

Since its 1998 launch at Stanford University by Founder and CEO Jim Thompson, PCA has impacted more than 5 million youth athletes. PCA reaches youth and high school sport leaders, coaches, athletes, parents, and officials through partnerships with school and youth sports organizations nationwide that comprise live workshops, online courses, Thompson’s books and e-communications, providing free tips and tools.

PCA’s Goals are:

  • Replace the win at all-cost model of coaching with the Double Goal Coach who strives to win but has a second, more important, goal of using sports to teach life lessons.
  • Teach Youth Sports Organizations leaders how to create an organizational culture in which Honoring the Game is the norm
  • Spark and fuel a “social epidemic” of Positive Coaching that will sweep this country and beyond. Positive coaching can increase an athlete’s self-esteem and self-confidence, which results in more enjoyment from participating and causes an athlete to be more likely to continue playing.
  • Positive Coaching Alliance (PCA) believes the realm of youth athletics presents a tremendous opportunity for players to develop life skills that will serve them well beyond the playing field.


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Newton Girls Soccer will be implementing the PCA Double-Goal Coach philosophy using it as vehicle to help fuel this positive culture. The program will help us create the quality soccer program we all desire, and provide every one of our players with a positive learning experience, while giving leaders, coaches and parents the tools and training needed to play an active role in “Honoring the Game”. As a club we intend to adhere to the principles of Double-Goal Coaching throughout our club:

  • We will promote and encourage that all coaches are certified as Positive Coaching Alliance Double-Goal Coaches, who strive to win and to teach youth athletes enduring life lessons. We will provide all coaches the opportunity to complete a comprehensive course (either live or online) in Positive Coaching principles to earn or renew their certification.
  • Our leaders shall inform all parents about the Seal of Commitment.
  • All coaches will receive a copy of the Double-Goal Coach Job Description
  • We will display the PCA Honor the Game banner and/or signage at all appropriate functions, such as games, fundraisers and registration events.

This policy recognizes that certified Double-Goal Coaches are paramount to transforming the culture of youth sports and demonstrates our commitment to helping our coaches succeed, while offering all youth athletes a positive, character-building experience. (Jim Thompson, Founder/Executive Director Positive Coaching Alliance,  8/2/2011)

Checkout the PCA Development Zone Webpage: www.devzone.positivecoach.org