Positive Coaching Alliance

JCCSF Youth Sports is proud to be one of the first San Francisco organizations to partner with Positive Coaching Alliance (PCA) – a national nonprofit organization committed to providing all young athletes with a positive, character-building experience. PCA's tools and strategies are at the core of The JCCSF Youth Sports model, which encourages teamwork, effort, learning from mistakes, maintaining a positive attitude and fun.

Honoring the game goes to the "ROOTS" of positive play. [Read More]

 
An interactive area for parents to learn skills to help their child succeed.

BEFORE THE GAME

  • Tell your child you are proud of him or her regardless of how well he or she plays.
  • Tell your child to play hard and have fun. Remind him or her that it's okay to be nervous
  • ("Nervous is normal").
  • Make a commitment to yourself to Honor the Game no matter what others may do. [Read More]

Research is clear that when parents and teachers work together a child tends to do better in school. There is no reason to think that it is any different in youth sports. The following are some guidelines for how parents can contribute to a Coach/Parent Partnership that can help the athlete have the best possible experience. [Read More]

When we think about what makes people friends with each other, a number of things come to mind. For example, our friends like us and enjoy spending time with us, as we enjoy them. [Read More]

 
An interactive area for coaches to aquire additional ideas and skills to help their team succeed.

Leadership is a

  • Trait - some people have it and some people don't
  • Ability - if you are capable of leading. John Wooden's four laws of learning are: Explanation, Demonstration, Imitation, Repetition [Read More]

Effort Goals are a powerful tool of the Double-Goal Coach. Most coaches set Outcome Goals, which are highly dependent on the quality of one's opponent. [Read More]

Research is clear that when parents and teachers work together a child tends to do better in school. There is no reason to think that it is any different in youth sports. The following are some guidelines for how parents can contribute to a Coach/Parent Partnership that can help the athlete have the best possible experience. [Read More]

MISTAKES ARE OK! MISTAKES HAPPEN! LEARN FROM THEM! [Read More]