US Lacrosse proudly celebrates years of collaboration with Positive Coaching Alliance (PCA), based out of the Stanford University Athletic Department (California). US Lacrosse and PCA have partnered in a nationwide endeavor to make lacrosse a positive, character-building experience for every athlete and to make the experience a more successful one for coaches, parents, fans, and officials.
No matter how many excellent coaches we already have, creating a positive organizational culture requires getting all constituents in our chapter, league or school program on the same page. The US Lacrosse-PCA Partnership is a vehicle to help fuel this positive culture. The US Lacrosse-PCA Partnership will help us create the quality lacrosse programs we all desire, and provide every one of our athletes with a positive learning experience, while also giving leaders, coaches and parent the tools and training needed to play an active role in “Honoring the Game”.
US Lacrosse and PCA share the following vision: To equip all coaches with the training and tools needed to become “Double-Goal Coaches.” Where goal #1 is striving to win; and goal #2, the more important one, is teaching life lessons through lacrosse.
We are working in partnership to make the de facto youth sports culture one in which every member of our community “Honors the Game.”
PCA is an important presence within the lacrosse community and at US Lacrosse events, including the annual convention (January), the US Lacrosse Youth Festivals (June), and at the grassroots level within school lacrosse and youth programs nationwide. Visit the PCA website, PositiveCoach.org, for more information.