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US Youth Soccer Announces Partnership with Positive Coaching Alliance

13 Apr, 2015


US Youth Soccer, the nation’s largest youth sports organization, is pleased to announce Positive Coaching Alliance (PCA) -- a national non-profit developing Better Athletes, Better People through resources for youth and high school sports -- as an Official Supplier of US Youth Soccer.

The two-year partnership provides US Youth Soccer members with access to hundreds of PCA tips and tools that further the education of coaches, parents, administrators and youth athletes in both improving athletic performance and imparting life lessons through sports.

“We are delighted to collaborate with Positive Coaching Alliance,” said US Youth Soccer Chairman John Sutter. “US Youth Soccer welcomes PCA and looks forward to supplementing our tools and educational resources to benefit our more than 3 million youth members and 900,000 administrators, coaches and volunteers.”

PCA has partnered with nearly 3,000 schools and youth sports organizations nationwide to deliver live group workshops, online courses and books by PCA Founder Jim Thompson that create a positive, character-building youth sports culture.  The US Youth Soccer-PCA partnership offers US Youth Soccer members discounts for online courses and special offers to member clubs for full PCA partnerships that include live workshops. Also, PCA will present workshops at select US Youth Soccer events and will provide educational content through US Youth Soccer e-newsletters.

“PCA is extremely excited to support US Youth Soccer through our educational resources and help to create a positive impact on the millions of youth served by US Youth Soccer,” said PCA Founder and CEO Jim Thompson. “Together our organizations will impart good sportsmanship, which we call ‘Honoring the Game,’ as well as many other life lessons in areas such as teamwork and overcoming adversity that develop better athletes, and more importantly better people.”

PCA gains support from a National Advisory Board, including US Youth Soccer alums Brandi Chastain, Joy Fawcett, Julie Foudy, Alexi Lalas, Kristine Lilly and Claudio Reyna and many other top coaches, athletes, organization leaders and academics who share PCA’s mission.

For more information on US Youth Soccer, visit www.USYouthSoccer.org. For more information on Positive Coaching Alliance, visit www.positivecoach.org.

About the United States Youth Soccer Association (US Youth Soccer) - US Youth Soccer - "The Game for ALL Kids!®" is the largest youth sports organization in the country and largest member of the United States Soccer Federation, the governing body of soccer in the United States. US Youth Soccer registers more than 3 million players annually, ages 5 to 19, and over 900,000 administrators, coaches and volunteers in 55 member State Associations. US Youth Soccer programs provide a fun, safe and healthy environment for players at every level of the game. For more information, visit www.USYouthSoccer.org.

About Positive Coaching Alliance: 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 hundreds of free audio-video and printable tips and tools at www.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.

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