Positive Coaching Alliance
As part of our commitment to excellence CAL Sports Academy participated in training to become part of the AAU's Positive Coaching Alliance.
This exciting program was administered by Positive Coaching Alliance (PCA), using their Double-Goal Coach® Course, which helps coaches pursue their first goal, winning, while pursuing the second, more-important goal of teaching life lessons through sports. This program gives all team administrators, club directors, and coaches the tools they need to help youth athletes improve. The Positive Cocahing Alliance’s course was filled with powerful coaching tools that are based on the latest research in sports psychology and reflect the "best practices" of elite coaches and athletes, including such PCA National Advisory Board Members as Los Angeles Lakers Head Coach Phil Jackson, Boston Celtics Head Coach Doc Rivers, Naismith Hall of Fame basketball coaches Dean Smith and Larry Brown, former Kansas City Chiefs Head Coach Herm Edwards, Olympic Gold Medal Gymnast Bart Conner, Olympic Gold Medalist and former WNBA star Ruthie Bolton and Olympic Gold Medalist swimmer Summer Sanders, just to name a few. Everyone who participated enjoyed the interactive video and audio segments, featuring many of these top coaches and athletes, throughout the course’s four dynamic modules. CAL Sports Academy completed all the modules and received a completion certificate. After completing the Level 1 of the coaches' education program, CAL Sports Academy looks forward to completing the Level 2 and Level 3 courses in the coming years. AAU for the first time made this type of training mandatory as part of membership in the AAU. "We are taking this bold and unprecedented step for two reasons. First, AAU always has believed in the power of sport to develop character in youth, and there is no better way to do that than through Double-Goal Coach training for all our coaches. Second, AAU has always been a pioneer and it is keeping with our tradition to stake out a leadership position in this important area." - Bobby Dodd, President & CEO - Amateur Athletic Union. The AAU and CAL Sports Academy is proud to be a leader in the youth sports market and looks forward as being the trendsetter in coach education and youth athletics for years to come.