Thursday, August 11, 2016

Parenting Pointers: Teachable Moments While Watching the Olympics

For the millions of parents watching the Olympics with their children, Positive Coaching Alliance offers Teachable Moments While Watching The Olympics to help parents teach kids life lessons while watching the Games together.

The PDF is part of their ongoing blog updates and addition of free online resources – some featuring past Olympians who serve on PCA’s National Advisory Board -- to help youth sports coaches, parents, student-athletes and administrators draw inspiration and information from the Olympics that can positively impact youth. For example, their most recent post, about Katie Ledecky, is written by her high school athletic director, sharing unique stories and an interesting glimpse into her personality.

Positive Coaching Alliance (PCA) develops BETTER ATHLETES, BETTER PEOPLE through resources for youth and high school sports coaches, parents, administrators and student-athletes. In addition to 1,000+ free audio-video and printable tips and tools at, 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 on three levels 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.

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