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Positive Coaching Alliance - Double-Goal Coach Award
                     Nominations being accepted!

Nominations are open October 1-December 31, 2014 for PCA's Double-Goal Coach Award, given to 25 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. http://www.positivecoach.org/our-awards/double-goal-coach-awards

Who is Eligible
Any youth sports or high school sports coach in the U.S., who is a current head coach with at least three years’ experience is eligible for PCA’s Double-Goal Coach® Award. PCA staff and Trainers are not eligible to win. Coaches can only win this award once but can be nominated and named finalists multiple times.

Completing a Nomination
A nomination is complete when the online nomination form is complete and accompanied by at least one completed reference. At least one reference, and not more than 25, must be submitted for a nomination to be considered complete.

Nomination Period
The nomination period for 2015 awards opens on October 1, 2014 and closes on December 31, 2014 at 11:59pm Pacific Standard Time. Nominations or references submitted after that time will not be considered.

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. Behaviors of a Double-Goal Coach include:

•Redefines "Winner" through a focus on mastery, rather than a scoreboard orientation, teaching players that a "winner" makes maximum effort, continues to learn and improve, and is not stopped by mistakes or fear of mistakes.

•Fills Players’ Emotional Tanks, 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 as far as possible, 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 Finalists & Winners of the Double-Goal Coach Award. Finalists are announced in February of 2015. They are then background checked and interviewed. The nationwide Winners are announced in March/April of 2015.

Winners of this prestigious national award receive $250 cash, a trophy, and recognition in PCA’s publications, website and media campaigns.

For more information about the program and nominations process, or if you need help, please click here to e-mail Sonja DeWitt >>.

WASUSA National Delegate Assembly & National Leadership Summit
November 6 - 9, 2014 - Phoenix, AZ

The 2014 WASUSA National Delegate Assembly (NDA) and National Leadership Summit will be held November 6-9, 2014 in Phoenix, Arizona at the Crowne Plaza - Phoenix Airport. This will mark the first NDA following our restructuring and the launch of our Regional Councils and Chapters representation. For more information, click here.

Results - 2014 National Junior Disability Championships 

Results from NJDC can be found under Calendar & Events > NJDC > 2014 NJDC! Or by clicking here.

2014 WASUSA Membership

...OR...                         Download the 2014 Membership Form and mail to WASUSA

 This year, we are excited to announce the following: membership benefits:


  1. For the first time, we are offering multiple-year national (full) memberships
  2. All national members will be eligible to receive a subscription to Sports 'n Spokes at a 40% discount
  3. For the first time, all national (full)  members will be eligible for a membership drawing.  Our Board of Directors is awarding  $250.00 to 20 lucky general members to start up an Athlete Development Fund.  (eligible parents, coaches, officials and patrons winning may transfer their winnings to an athlete)
  4. Those choosing recreational membership will now be able to sign up online in advance of their regional meet.


For more information on membership, please review the Membership Q&A information page.