This document, produced by Positive Coaching Alliance, is a tool many coaches print off and use as their letter. It outlines three major principles of focus for the coach that are supported by PCA’s efforts to develop Better Athletes, Better People: The ELM Tree of Mastery, Filling Emotional Tanks and Honoring the Game. Youth sports should be about learning life lessons, and with the help of this parent/guardian letter, coaches and parents can work together to make these principles even more effective.
Positive Coaching Alliance develops BETTER ATHLETES, BETTER PEOPLE through resources for youth and high school sports coaches, parents, administrators and student-athletes. In addition to 1,000+ free audio-video and printable tips and tools at PCADevZone.org, PCA has partnered with roughly 3,000 schools and youth sports organizations nationwide to deliver live group workshops, online courses and books that help those involved in youth and high school sports create a positive, character-building youth sports culture.