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PCA Article

Volume 5, No. 8 - November 2010

How Players and Parents Can Give Back to Coaches

By Positive Coaching Alliance

Little League managers and coaches are some of the most giving people in thousands of communities around the world. Players and parents can give back to those coaches by nominating them for PCA's Double-Goal Coach Award®.

If you know a Double-Goal Coach, whose first goal is winning, and who’s second, more-important goal is teaching life lessons through sports, nominate him or her by clicking here.

Winners of this prestigious national award receive a $250 cash award, a plaque, and recognition in PCA's publications, website and media campaigns as well as on ResponsibleSports.com. Throughout the five years of PCA’s national partnership with Little League, we have enjoyed a great history of honoring Little League managers and coaches who have been nominated.

The nomination deadline is December 31, 2010!

Criteria of a Double-Goal Coach

  • Redefines "Winner" through a focus on mastery, rather than a scoreboard orientation, teaching players that a "winner" makes maximum effort, continues to learn and improve, and is not stopped by mistakes or fear of mistakes.
  • Fills Players' Emotional Tanks, refusing to motivate through fear, intimidation, or shame. Recognizing that a player's "Emotional Tank," like the gas tank of a car, must be full in order to go anywhere, the Double-Goal Coach provides a fuel mixed of five specific, truthful praises for every specific, constructive correction.
  • Honors the Game by respecting ROOTS (Rules, Opponents, Officials, Teammates, Self).

For more ideas on getting the most out of your players while teaching life lessons, take the Little League Double-Goal Coach® Course at http://shopping.positivecoach.org/Little-League-DGC

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