Since 2006, Little League® has partnered with Positive Coaching Alliance (PCA) to provide a framework and tools for local Little League volunteers to develop a culture of positive, character-building competition. Recently, Little League extended this partnership to include relevant information for the Little League Coach and the Little League Parent, with the addition of a FREE Little League Parent quick-course. This quick-course provides a framework to be a powerful sports parent from the stands.
The following information provides you a framework. You will learn the basics building a positive, character-developing culture. What do we mean by “culture”? Most simply, “culture” is the way “WE do things HERE.” For example, in one Little League, the “way we do things here” ensures that all players shake hands with all umpires after games. In another Little League, “the way we do things here” mandates that all players cheer the opposing team in a post-game chant.
Just as Little League Double-Goal Coaches have two goals — winning, and more importantly, teaching life lessons through baseball and softball — Little League and Positive Coaching Alliance aim for “Second-Goal” Parents, who are focused on the “second goal” of helping children take life lessons from sports.
Little League Double-Goal Coach®
Little League Double-Goal Coaches have two goals, winning, and more importantly, teaching life lessons through baseball and softball. Double-Goal Coach takes its name from a book by PCA Founder and Executive Director Jim Thompson and is the inspiration for the online Little League Double-Goal Coach Course.