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03.31.2020

Positive Coaching Alliance recognizes the challenges and stress impacting student-athletes, ultimately affecting  sports performance, academics, and social-emotional development.

Positive Coaching Alliance recognizes the challenges and stress impacting student-athletes, ultimately affecting  sports performance, academics, and social-emotional development. By developing a growth mindset In athletic leaders, coaches, and athletes:

  • Team performance excels
  • Personal learning improves
  • Sports programs influence the overall change in school culture.

Our Character and Leadership Development program provides skills empowering student-athletes to promote and inspire others to adopt the PCA way. Through the course of six workshops, athletic directors work alongside the athletes developing leadership skills, learning the values of growth mindset and addressing social-emotional learning through sports. The skills athletes develop will be evident on the field and transfer to other areas of their life.

“Growth mindset is a critical skill for youth for both life success and athletic performance.” 

(Dweck, C.S.2009)

The workshops included in this program are: 

1. Elevating Myself - Better

  • This workshop helps the athletes understand the difference between a scoreboard mindset and a growth mindset. 

2. Elevating Myself - Health

  • This workshop explores nutrition and the athlete while also exploring the value of mindfulness in developing focused attention.

3. Elevating Others

  • This workshop examines the emotional makeup of the athlete, encouraging self-awareness and practical tools to deepen bonding and relationships.

4. Elevating Others - Leadership 

  • This workshop approaches leadership by exploring different leadership styles showing that everyone has unique and valuable ways of being a leader. The workshop also shows the essential character needed for effective leadership.

5. Elevating My Team - Social Media 

  • This workshop does consider the dangers of poor social media use for the student, team, school, and others. But the major focus is on how to use social media responsibly to include, encourage, and support.

6. Elevating My Team - Team Culture 

  • This workshop is designed to address hazing and bullying and model the power and value of an inclusive team culture. This workshop concludes with a comprehensive knowledge check of all of the previous workshops

For more information about the CLD program for your school, contact Program Manager Spencer Gordon 

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