Sep 01, 2016 • 3 min read
At TeamSnap, we love coaches. We know they are some of the most important people in our kidsâ€™ lives. Not just because they teach how to win and lose gracefully but because they also teach meaningful lessons and help shape our childrenâ€™s personalities well into adulthood. Â
With this sentiment in mind, weâ€™ve once again proudly sponsored the Positive Coaching Allianceâ€™s Double-Goal CoachÂ® Award. This makes the third consecutive year that the Double-Goal CoachÂ® Award is brought to you by TeamSnap.
The Double-Goal CoachÂ® 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 â€œBetter Athletes, Better People,â€ works to provide all youth and high school athletes a positive, character-building youth sports experience, and thatâ€™s a mission TeamSnap supports fully.
The Double-Goal CoachÂ® 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 yearâ€™s winners for a look at the kind of exemplary coach the PCA Double-Goal CoachÂ® 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 CoachÂ® 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. Letâ€™s celebrate our coaches; they deserve it!
Stephanie GonzalezÂ is the director of marketing communications for TeamSnap. When sheâ€™s not manningÂ the marketing departmentâ€™s helm, you can find Stephanie playing lawn games or working on her 95-year-old craftsman home in Memphis, Tenn.