Double-Goal Coach Job Description
A Double-Goal Coach strives to win, and more importantly, to teach life lessons through sports.
Share this letter with players' parents/guardians to establish expectations. También en español.
PCA Advisory Board Member Marcia McDermott shares the strategies she uses to help athletes learn leadership.
AYSO expert: choosing the level of play should depend on the player's readiness, not the parents' desires
AYSO expert: Coaches should involve players' parents from the start and communicate clearly and consistently
Connection Is The Foundation Of The Indians Success
Carter Hawkins, Cleveland Indians Player Development exec, credits "connection" for the team’s success.
Positively Chart Your Players' Success
Coaches can use this chart to focus on what your players are doing well, to help Fill Emotional Tanks.
Positive Reinforcement: The Emotional Tank Toolkit For Coaches
Nine ways for coaches to fill emotional tanks and teach athletes to do the same with their teammates.
The Criticism Sandwich Explained
Watch and learn as a youth coach uses the "criticism sandwich" with his player after a game.
How To Use A Criticism Sandwich
A youth soccer coach explains, in this demonstration, how to correctly use the criticism sandwich method.
The Magic Ratio
Watch this youth soccer coach using the correct ratio of positive to corrective feedback with her athletes.
Doc Rivers On PCA's "Magic Ratio" of Positive Feedback
One coach's view of the "Magic Ratio" of five specific, truthful praises for each constructive criticism