Sep 01, 2016 • 3 min read
At TeamSnap, we love coaches. We know they are some of the most important people in our kids’ lives. Not just because they teach how to win and lose gracefully but because they also teach meaningful lessons and help shape our children’s personalities well into adulthood.
With this sentiment in mind, we’ve once again proudly sponsored the Positive Coaching Alliance’s Double-Goal Coach® Award. This makes the third consecutive year that the Double-Goal Coach® Award is brought to you by TeamSnap.
The Double-Goal Coach® Award, now in its 16th year, is one of the highest honors a U.S. youth sports coach can receive. Positive Coaching Alliance (PCA), a national non-profit built developing “Better Athletes, Better People,” works to provide all youth and high school athletes a positive, character-building youth sports experience, and that’s a mission TeamSnap supports fully.
The Double-Goal Coach® Award is named so because it honors coaches who pursue both wins and the more important goal of teaching life lessons through sports.
Take a look at this video featuring Marisa Cozort one of last year’s winners for a look at the kind of exemplary coach the PCA Double-Goal Coach® Award honors, then consider nominating an inspirational coach you know. Nominations opened today and will be accepted until Nov. 30.
The 50 national winners of the 16th Double-Goal Coach® Award will each receive $200, a certificate, recognition in PCA’s website, social media, newsletters and media campaigns; and the chance to be one of a few winners to receive an all-expenses-paid trip to accept the honor in California during PCA’s National Youth Sports Awards Dinner and Auction Presented by TeamSnap. The schools and organizations that the award-winning coaches serve receive national publicity from the award, which also provides the opportunity to hold the coach up as a great example for other coaches to emulate.
The deadline to nominate a coach is Nov. 30, 2016. Please take a few minutes now to nominate a special coach in your life and pass along the word to others. Let’s celebrate our coaches; they deserve it!
Stephanie Gonzalez is the director of marketing communications for TeamSnap. When she’s not manning the marketing department’s helm, you can find Stephanie playing lawn games or working on her 95-year-old craftsman home in Memphis, Tenn.