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Want to make a difference in the lives of youth athletes?  Help create Better Athletes, Better People by bringing the Positive Coaching Alliance message to coaches, parents and athletes in the New England Area?
 
About Positive Coaching Alliance (PCA):
Positive Coaching Alliance (PCA) develops BETTER ATHLETES, BETTER PEOPLE through resources for youth and high school sports coaches, parents, administrators and student-athletes. PCA has partnered with roughly 3,500 schools and youth sports organizations nationwide to deliver live group workshops, online courses and books by PCA Founder Jim Thompson that help those involved in youth and high school sports create a positive, character-building youth sports culture.




PCA resources, which have reached more than 8.6 million youth, strive to transform high school and youth sports into a Development ZoneTM culture, where the goal is to develop Better Athletes, Better People and the following become the prevailing models in youth and high school sports:
  • The Double-Goal Coach®, who strives to win while also pursuing the more important goal of teaching life lessons through sports
  • 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 by improving oneself, teammates and the game as a whole.
PCA gains support from a National Advisory Board, including National Spokesperson and 11-time NBA Champion Coach Phil Jackson, and many other top coaches, athletes, organization leaders and academics who share PCA’s mission.

Description:
PCA Trainers facilitate on-site interactive workshops for coaches, parents, athletes and leaders of youth sports organizations and schools. These workshops are the heart of the training PCA provides to organizations and schools in a partnership to build and sustain the healthiest youth sports culture possible.  In many ways, our trainers are “the face of PCA” therefore they will go through a rigorous screening and trainer-training process.  Trainer performance is absolutely critical to our organization and to the Positive Coaching Movement.  PCA Trainers embody the Double-Goal Coach philosophy -- winning is important but teaching life lessons is more important.  
Trainers have complete control over their own schedules; when asked to lead a workshop, the Trainer decides whether or not they can accept the assignment.

Ideal candidates are committed to the PCA mission, will have attended one or more PCA Workshops, have substantial sports and coaching expertise, and have experience facilitating interactive training. 
 
Qualifications/Requirements:
  • Must be able to commit to delivering a minimum of 12 two-hour workshops, usually nights and weekends, per year (which averages out to one workshop per month). Trainers typically do one to three workshops per month, depending on the workshop demand in their geographic area.
  • At least 3 years coaching experience.
  • Significant exposure to youth sports and high school sports world.
  • Extensive hockey and baseball experience  a plus.
  • Excellent listening, public speaking and group facilitation skills.
  • Ability to engage and connect with various audiences.
  • Strong organizational and time management skills.
  • Energy, enthusiasm, and a sense of humor.
  • A strong belief in positive coaching and passion for the PCA mission.
  • Must have your own laptop, PowerPoint software, SmartPhone, and access to email and the Internet.
  • Must participate in all mandatory PCA Certified Trainer continuing education.
  • Must be reliable!
  • Substantial success coaching at the collegiate, international or professional level is a plus.
  • Bilingual (Spanish/English) is a plus. 

Please review the Prospective Trainer FAQ Document as you consider submitting an application. The FAQ document can be found here.

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. 

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