TheA Positive Coach Alliance (PCA), an organization dedicated to improving the culture of youth sports by reaching out to athletes, parents and coaches, is offering an incredible opportunity for high school juniors nationwide to earn a Triple-Impact Competitor Scholarship worth $1,000 to $2000.
Eligibility extends to any high school athlete graduating in 2015 who plays for a high school or club team.
Former US National Men’s team player Alexi Lalas achieved great success in his amateur and professional career. In this episode, Alexi shares with Responsible Sports how being a defender on the field taught him to set personal goals to measure his efforts and successes.
The Liberty Mutual Insurance Responsible SportsTM program supports volunteer youth sports coaches and parents who help our children succeed both on and off the field.
Kidpower, a nonprofit leader in abuse, bullying and violence prevention, and PCA host free webinars and provide resources that youth sports leaders, coaches and parents can use right away to help keep kids safe.
We are grateful to Kidpower for offering its extensive expertise in child protection to help PCA take a pro-active educational approach in the wake of recent high-profile allegations of child abuse in youth sports. Kidpower®, an international non-profit leader in child abuse, bullying and abduction prevention, teams up with the Positive Coaching Alliance (PCA), a Stanford University-based non-profit organization, to educate youth sports leaders, coaches and parents about protecting kids from sexual abuse and bullying as recent child abuse stories continue to play out in the news. Kidpower responded to the recent abuse scandals by reaching out to PCA to offer resources specifically targeted to preventing child sexual abuse and bullying in youth sports.

The webinar series offers practical advice and tools to help coaches, youth leaders, and parents take charge of the safety of children in their care by taking positive, effective action to prevent abuse and bullying and building skills to help children to speak up about problems and get help from adults. View and use the two-part webinar series, “Child Abuse Prevention in Youth Sports,” and presentation slides free as part of youth sports organization staff and parent education and orientation programs. Webinar I: Child Abuse Prevention in Youth Sports – Focus on Coaches and Youth Leaders (recorded Feb. Why should coaches and youth sports leaders address this problem if they aren’t the ones abusing anyone?
Q&A: What should I do if a child says something that makes me worried about possible abuse?
Founded as a non-profit within the Stanford University Athletic Department in 1998, Positive Coaching Alliance (PCA) is committed to providing all youth and high school athletes a positive, character-building youth sports experience.
PCA’s partnership network includes more than 1,700 youth sports organizations, cities and schools. Reach out to the author: contact and available social following information is listed in the top-right of all news releases. Applicants must have a GPA of 2.5 or above and write an essay about the characteristics of a Triple-Impact Competitor.

He was a member of the 1994 FIFA World Cup team and the first American to play in Italy’s top professional league.
Instead of using fear to teach young people about violence prevention, the Kidpower Method™ makes it fun to learn to be safe, building habits that increase the skills and confidence of kids, parents, teachers and other caring adults that can last a lifetime.
They must also provide a testimonial from a coach, a school administrator and one other sponsor.
I take pride in things that never showed up on the score sheet and many things that were never talked about, you know, publicly. Through workshops and companion online courses, PCA has impacted more than 4 million youth.

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