Positive Coaching Alliance (PCA)
"Transforming youth sports so sports can transform youth."
The WSSC is proud to announce our partnership with the Positive Coaching Alliance! Through partnership with more than 1,700 youth sports organizations, leagues, schools and cities nationwide, PCA has conducted 9,000-plus workshops for youth sports coaches, parents, organizational leaders and athletes, and has helped create a positive, character-building youth sports environment for more than 3 million youth athletes.
We strongly encourage every volunteer coach in our Club to complete the "Double Goal" online course, which will further your knowledge of the game, increase your coaching skills, and help you better understand the impact we have as coaches on all our recreational players in the club.
DOUBLE-GOAL COACH: "Coaching for Winning and Life Lessons" (DGC1) WORKSHOP - INSTRUCTIONS
Below are instructions that you can share with your Coaches so they can easily and
effectively access the DGC1 online course. Please share your specific "voucher code", WestSeattleSoccerClub6 with your Coaches, as this is what they will enter when they register
for the course that will allow them to access the course at no cost to them.
1. Go to http://shopping.positivecoach.org/Courses/Double-Goal-Coach, and click "Register with voucher code."
2. Enter your organization's voucher code (WestSeattleSoccerClub6) at the top of the registration page and complete the form.
3. Once you have completed the registration, you will be directed to the Double-Goal Coach course.
Please contact us with any questions or difficuties in accessing the course!
Thanks for partnering with the WSSC and the PCA to create the best possible youth sports
experience for our players and their families! GO WSSC!!
Free Tips and Tools
You -- as an individual youth or high school sports coach, parent, athlete or leader -- are critical to transforming youth sports. Get started now with PCA's tips and tools for:
Youth Sports Coaches: Learn the principles of the Double-Goal Coach, whose first goal is winning, and whose second, more-important goal is teaching life lessons through sports.
Youth Sports Parents: Understand what it means to be a Second-Goal Parent, focused on helping youth athletes take life lessons from sports through these techniques in communicating with your children and their coaches.
Athletes: Check out our Triple-Impact Competitor resources for making yourself better, making your team better and making the game better!
Youth Sports Leaders: Help your organization become an outstanding educational-athletic program with our Roadmap to Excellence and other tools.
Click here to view a list of PCA-certified coaches.
PCA's new Talking Points is a 13-week email subscription that gives coaches key topics and points to discuss with their players during each week of the season.
The Talking Points include a main summary of the topic, key talking points and exercises to use with your athletes, supplemental resources, and even a downloadable PDF that you can use either as your notes or to distribute to your athletes.
Talking Points follows your season - from season start and setting the right tone, through the ups-and-downs of the season and even tackles the challenges of the end-of-season issues (from making the playoffs or finishing with a disappointing record). You tell us when your season starts and on that date we'll start your subscription. Then topics each week include helping athletes become more coach-able, better able to recover from mistakes and more focused on helping teammates improve.
If you want to win games and help your players win in life, sign up now!
Transforming Youth Sports So Sports Can Transform Youth
Positive Coaching Alliance is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to transform youth sports so all athletes have a positive, character-building experience.
Learn more About PCA
- The Double-Goal Coach®, whose first goal is winning, and whose second, more-important goal is teaching life lessons through sports
- The Second-Goal Parent®, who concentrates on life lessons, while letting coaches and athletes focus on competing
- The Triple-Impact Competitor®, who strives to impact sport on three levels by improving oneself, teammates and the game as a whole.