Positive Coaching Alliance

Burlington Junior Soccer is committed to implementing a new philosophy in Youth Sports, and is in the process of affiliating with a National Organization called the Positive Coaching Alliance. The following documents will provide background information on many different topics. It is our commitment to implement this philosophy community wide in an effort to better our program, and the environment we provide for our children. (It isn’t just about soccer!)

Some PCA testimonials

“The best part of the PCA workshop was the practical coaching tips that I can use right away. Interesting how this applies in the rest of my life, as a father and business manager. How would I improve this workshop?…Have all coaches attend!”
–Coach and Sports Parent, Montclair Soccer Club

“Thanks for the workshop. As much as I thought it was great for coaching AYSO soccer, I almost thought it was more valuable for dealing with the whole domain of life — parenting, relationships, workers, etc. You really did a great job helping me think about filling the tanks of those around me.”
–John Donahoe, Stanford Law School Professor

“I always seek at least 1 tool from a session that I can add to my arsenal and use on a regular basis to help me be a better coach. ELM was that tool. I have used it several times, with high school girls and U-11 boys. You couldn’t imagine the beaming smile I got last weekend from a u-11 boy when I said ‘Mistakes are OK, that’s one way we learn to have more confidence.’
–Future Stars Soccer Director & Coach, Scarsdale, NY

Look for a PCA workshop near us soon.

Documents Describing the PCA Program Expectations

To send feedback forms to the soccer club, mail to BJSA, PO Box 1166, Burlington CT 06013 Attn: PCA Coordinator.

Links to PDF files (Trouble opening the file? Download the latest Adobe PDF reader) :

Download document for parents to fill in to provide feedback about their coach and how they relate to the Double Goal Coach
Download document for players to provide feedback about their experience with their coach.
Download document with a description for our coaches of what the programs expectations are of them.
Download document with a description for our parents of what the programs
expectations are of them.
Download document with additional information on how a parent can help their child’s coach.
Download document outlining the role of a parent in Youth Sports, and how they will promise to the program they will honor their commitment.
Download document for parents, coaches, or anyone involved to nominate their child’s coach for BJSA’s Positive Coaching Alliance Coach of the Season award.

If you would like more information or would like to provide feedback on this program please send an email to [email protected]