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Positive Coaching Alliance

Bio

Positive Coaching Alliance (PCA) is a national non-profit organization with the mission of creating a positive, character-building youth sports environment that results in BETTER ATHLETES, BETTER PEOPLE.

Youth sports currently involves 40M children, which presents a tremendous platform on which to develop youth character and life skills. PCA ensures sports are ‘done right’ with programming that is research-based and designed to have an impact.

Since its founding in 1998, PCA has established 18 chapters nationwide, partnered with roughly 3,500 schools and youth sports organizations to deliver more than 20,000 live group workshops, reaching 19.2 million youth.

PCA gains support from a National Advisory Board of elite coaches, professional and Olympic athletes, organization leaders, and academics who share PCA’s mission. PCA is proud to partner with more than 50 national governing bodies.

Birthplace

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Residency

Mountain View, CA, USA

Tracks

When Things Go Wrong
Inevitably, things go wrong. Learn how you can help your juniors manage themselves to focus on the things that can be controlled to de-escalate the situation.
Length: 2 min 20 sec
Theme: Concentration
When Parents Can Be Helpful Or Harmful
As a parent, are you going to be helpful or helpful to your junior players' development? Discover how to ensure you can have the most positive impact.
Length: 1 min 59 sec
Theme: Emotion
Compete With Grace
It is more important than ever to help your juniors understand how to compete with grace and integrity. Discover why their 'personal brand' is incredibly important.
Length: 1 min 40 sec
Theme: Motivation
Why Mistakes Are Good
Mistakes and failure will always happen when your juniors are playing hard. They need to be encouraged as making mistakes through effort are a critical part of personal development.
Length: 1 min 37 sec
Theme: Strategy
The Ride Home
Juniors hate the ride home from a match or tournament. Learn how you can navigate this car journey and make sure (as parents) you turn it into a positive experience for both you and your junior.
Length: 2 min 30 sec
Theme: Emotion

“The trouble with me is that every match I play against five opponents: umpire, crowd, ball boys, court, and myself…”

GORAN IVANISEVIC, FORMER WIMBLEDON CHAMPION

“My coach said I could be number one. And I still believe her…”

NOVAK DJOKOVIC (TIGNOR, 2007)

“Tennis is 70% mental…”

SERENA WILLIAMS (MASTERCLASS 2017)

“I believe the brain is like any muscle; like any other, it can be improved…”

IVAN LENDL, WORLD NO. 1 FOR 270 WEEKS

“I listen to Mindbox tracks before every match…”

Grace L, Austin, TX (NTRP 4.0)

“Tennis is all between the ears…”

Tracy Austin, Former no. 1 on tennis channel

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