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Nominate Your Shooting Coach for a Double-Goal Coach® Award

Positive Coaching Alliance’s Double-Goal Coach Award is given to youth and high school sports coaches from throughout the U.S. who embody the ideals of the Double-Goal Coach, striving to win, while also pursuing the more important goal of teaching life lessons through sports.

The 50 national award winners will receive $200; a certificate; recognition on PCA’s website, newsletters and media campaigns; and 2 tickets to the 2019 National Youth Sports Awards & Benefit sponsored by Deloitte ($500 value). Select winners will be selected to participate in a panel discussion during the event and will receive an all-expense paid trip to attend.

Nominations will close on November 30, 2018. Finalists will be announced in early 2019. Winners will be announced in Spring 2019.

Criteria

Nominees are assessed on the extent to which they reflect the model of a Double-Goal Coach, whose first goal is winning, and whose second, more-important goal is teaching life lessons through sports. A Double-Goal Coach behaves as follows:

• Takes a mastery approach to sport rather than a scoreboard orientation, teaching athletes to put forward maximum effort, continuously learn and improve, and not let themselves be stopped by mistakes or fear of mistakes.

• Fills Emotional Tanks of athletes, 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).

Selection Process

The Double-Goal Coach® Award Selection Committee will select Chapter Winners/National Finalists for the Double-Goal Coach® Award in early/mid February 2019.  Fifty National Winners will be announced in March 2019.

Go to the PCA website for complete details and to nominate your shooting coach!

The Scholastic Shooting Sports Foundation, Inc. has been a partner with the Positive Coaching Alliance for several years by providing the Double Goal Coach®: Coaching For Winning and Life Lessons on a complimentary basis to all new Scholastic Clay Target Program and Scholastic Action Shooting Program coaches. The course equips shooting coaches with the information and tools to develop young athletes in a positive, caring fashion. The SSSF also offers discounted courses through PCA for parents and athletes.

Positive Coaching Alliance Offers Discounted Workshops to Parents and Athletes

Thanks to Scholastic Shooting Sports Foundation’s national partnership with Positive Coaching Alliance– a national non-profit developing Better Athletes, Better People through youth and high school sports – you as a parent or athlete are eligible for a 30% discount on an online PCA course when using the SSSF promotion codes provided below after adding the course to your cart.

Positive Coaching Alliance resources provide the information and inspiration to train and develop:

  • The Second-Goal Parent®, who concentrates on life lessons, while letting coaches and athletes focus on competing
  • The Triple-Impact Competitor®, who strives to impact sport on three levels by improving oneself, teammates and the game as a whole.

“The Scholastic Shooting Sports Foundation, Inc. has been a partner with the Positive Coaching Alliance for several years by providing the Double Goal Coaches course to all new Scholastic Clay Target Program and Scholastic Action Shooting Program coaches,” Ben Berka, SSSF president and executive director, said. “We are pleased to now be able to offer discounted Positive Coaching Alliance courses specific for parents and athletes to further instill a positive sports culture in our SCTP and SASP teams.”

To register for the Second-Goal Parent® course:

  1. Go to http://shopping.positivecoach.org/Store/Courses/Second-Goal-Parent and click “Add to Cart.”
  2. Enter your promotion code ScholasticSportsSGP28 under the zip/postal code section and click “Apply.”
  3. Once you have completed the payment, you will receive a confirmation email that will direct you to the Second –Goal Parent® course.

To register for the Triple-Impact Competitor® course:

  1. Go to http://shopping.positivecoach.org/Store/Courses/Triple-Impact-Competitor and click “Add to Cart.”
  2. Enter your promotion code ScholasticSportsTIC28 under the zip/postal code section and click “Apply.”
  3. Once you have completed the payment, you will receive a confirmation email that will direct you to the Triple-Impact Competitor® course.

The Scholastic Shooting Sports Foundation, Inc. has been a partner with the Positive Coaching Alliance for several years by providing the Double Goal Coach®: Coaching For Winning and Life Lessons on a complimentary basis to all new Scholastic Clay Target Program and Scholastic Action Shooting Program coaches. The course equips shooting coaches with the information and tools to develop young athletes in a positive, caring fashion.

State Leaders Gather for 3rd Annual SSSF Advisor Academy

The Scholastic Shooting Sports Foundation (SSSF) hosted its third annual Advisor Academy September 23-24, 2017, in Milwaukee, WI.  Fifty-one key leaders from 19 states attended the two-day meeting focused on developing state and local level leadership, sharing best practices, and providing “grass roots” input to the Scholastic Clay Target Program (SCTP) and the Scholastic Action Shooting Program (SASP).

“It was inspiring to see how dedicated SSSF is to youth shooting and I’m proud to be involved in this year’s academy, said Steve McClure, Shooting Sports Coordinator with the Arizona Game and Fish Department. “I left with some great take aways about our SCTP program and look forward to what comes next.”

“State advisors are the key leaders with our volunteer coaches all across the country,” said Ben Berka, president and executive director of the SSSF.  “Advisor Academy is a perennial opportunity for our state and national leaders to gather in order to evaluate our progress and continue setting our course to put more youth into organized and safe shooting sports programs across the country.”

In addition to SSSF, SCTP and SASP national staff and state leaders, this year’s Advisor Academy featured guest presentations from Friends of the NRA, MidwayUSA Foundation, the National Rifle Association (NRA), Positive Coaching Alliance and Sportsman’s Insurance Agency during the general session.

Apply for Scholarship from Positive Coaching Alliance

Positive Coaching Alliance (PCA) invites high school athletes to apply for scholarships that are awarded to those who meet the high standards of a Triple-Impact Competitor.

PCA awards scholarships of $1,000-$2,000 (depending on location) to high school athletes, based on their essays explaining how they meet the standard defined in Elevating Your Game: Becoming a Triple-Impact Competitor by PCA Founder Jim Thompson:

    Personal Mastery: Making oneself better
    Leadership: Making one’s teammates better
    Honoring the Game: Making the game better

Eligibility extends to any high school junior residing anywhere in the U.S. and playing for a high school team or in club sports.

Learn more about the scholarship program and how to apply.

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