Augusta Sportswear Brands is proud to announce our newest corporate partnership with Positive Coaching Alliance — a catalyst for a positive youth sports culture in all communities across the U.S. This partnership will provide an action toolkit for the youth sports community and many useful resources for coaches, athletes, and parents.
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 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 is offering a $5 discount to the Augusta Sportswear community on our online courses for coaches, athletes, parents and officials.
Go to: https://positivecoach.org/the-pca-blog/augusta-sportswear-partner-with-pca/ to Sign Up for an account, select the course you’d like to take, and use discount code: AugustaSportswearDGC13 at checkout! More detailed instructions here.
With the return to youth sports in some states, it is critical coaches have the skills to deal with the social and emotional needs of our athletes as they emerge from the trauma of COVID-19.
PCA programming specifically addresses helping athletes and teams stay connected during our time apart, remaining flexible and keeping things in perspective, and parenting during a pandemic. Now more than ever, we will need to be ready to support our athletes when sports return.
These 60-minute workshops are highly interactive and provide tangible and practical tools, all while allowing your coaches, parents and/or athletes to connect and interact. Schools and youth sports organizations can click here for more information and to sign up for these Zoom workshops.
Positive Coaching Alliance is excited to announce the launch of our ALL NEW online courses in a new easy-to-use, mobile-friendly format. There are 6 online self-paced courses available for coaches, athletes, parents, and officials and they provide tools, tips and techniques based on the latest research from sports psychology and best practices of elite coaches.
Sports Can Battle Racism Initiative
As a force in character development through sports, Positive Coaching Alliance vows not to stop only at condemnation of racism. PCA will instead strive to be a driving force for reconciliation by partnering with coaches and leaders across the country, providing them with tools needed to battle racism and foster a culture of diversity, equity and inclusion. Learn more in this short video.
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