Nominate Coaches for PCAs Double Goal Coach Award

Oct. 22, 2012, 12 a.m. (ET)

If you know any of the thousands of Responsible Sports Coaches throughout the U.S., we hope you will reward and honor them through nomination for PCA’s Double-Goal Coach Award Presented by Liberty Mutual Insurance.

All coaches, parents, athletes, friends, family members or fans can click here to nominate as many coaches as they wish!

PCA and Liberty Mutual Insurance annually honor 20 youth and high school sports coaches who embody the ideals of the Double-Goal Coach, striving to win, while also pursuing the second, more-important goal of teaching life lessons through sports. The award includes $250, a stunning trophy and recognition in PCA's website, newsletters and media campaigns, as well as on

The nomination deadline is December 31, 2012!

Criteria of a Double-Goal Coach

  • Redefines "Winner" through the ELM Tree of Mastery (Effort, Learning and Mistakes are OK). Rather than a strict scoreboard orientation, a Double-Goal coach teaches 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 anywhere, 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).

Nominate coaches today!

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