Timbergrove Sports Association has partnered with PCA in an effort to provide their great resources to our coaches & parents, and because we share their belief that winning is a goal in youth sports but that there is a second, more important goal of using sports to teach life lessons through positive coaching.

Kids are dropping out of sports at an alarming rate in the United States and a major contributing factor is the "win at all cost" mentality of many parents and coaches that creates a pressure filled environment that ultimately turns them away from sports.

According to Michigan State University's Institute for the Study of Youth Sports, children participating in organized sports tend to achieve higher results in school, develop excellent interpersonal skills and lead healthier lives.

At the center of PCA’s work are three models:

  • The Double-Goal Coach®, who strives to win while also pursuing the more-important goal of life lessons through sports;
  • The Second-Goal Parent®, who concentrates on life lessons, while letting coaches and athletes focus on competing; and
  • The Triple-Impact Competitor®, who strives to impact sport on three levels by improving oneself, teammates and the game as a whole.


PCA is a national non-profit developing

“Better Athletes, Better People”

by working to provide all youth and high school athletes a positive, character-building youth sports experience.


Search thousands of PCA resources here:


Some examples include articles on:

Tips for 1st Time Coaches

Coaching Your Own Child

Team Management Tips

Learning as Core Goal