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CJSA & Positive Coaching Alliance

Connecticut Junior Soccer Association Partners with Positive Coaching Alliance to Benefit Youth Athletes, Coaches, Parents, and its over 150 Clubs
Press Release
June 2, 2017 Farmington, CT–  Connecticut Junior Soccer Association has established a partnership with Positive Coaching Alliance (PCA), a national non-profit developing “Better Athletes, Better People” by working to provide all youth and high school athletes a positive, character-building sports experience.  PCA
The partnership provides CJSA Clubs access to PCA’s training for coaches, sports parents, student-athletes, and administrators, comprising live group workshops, online courses, books by PCA Founder Jim Thompson and additional online resources, such as e-mailed follow-up tips and reminders.  PCA is a National Partner of American Youth Soccer Organization, US Club Soccer, the National Soccer Coaches Association of America, US Youth Soccer, and it is excited to Partner with the CJSA.
PCA has partnered with roughly 3,700 youth sports organizations, high schools, districts, conferences, and even colleges to create a Development ZoneTM culture, where the goal is using youth and high school sports to develop Better Athletes, Better People.  PCA’s National Advisory Board is second to none, and includes, Yale Athletic Director Tom Beckett, Brandi Chastain, Erin Chastain, Julie Foudy, Rick Davis, Tony DiCicco, Carol Dweck, Joy Fawcett, Alexi Lalas, Kristine Lilly, Claudio Reyna, and many more.
“We look forward to working with each respective club within the CJSA to create the best possible experience for its athletes, coaches, and parents,” said PCA Founder Jim Thompson.  “Our research-based materials combine the latest in sports psychology, education and practical advice from top pro and college coaches and athletes that help improve athletic performance while also ensuring kids take life lessons from sports that will help them throughout the rest of their lives.”
"We are excited about what this partnership will provide for our clubs, coaches, parents, and players as we continue to try and provide the best environments possible for our athletes, said Executive Director, Josh Krusewski. "The resources available through PCA will be a great asset to our members", Krusewski added.
If you are interested in bringing PCA’s award-winning live workshops and online programs to your fields or simply want to learn more, please contact Chris Fay at or by calling him at 857-225-1889.  Please identify yourself as a CJSA Club to receive a discounted rate on your 12-month Partnership. 
Lastly, for those interested, Positive Coaching Alliance will host an important discussion on Wednesday, June 7th with US Soccer legend Julie Foudy at Yale University.  Julie will be accompanied by an exceptional panel of coaches and former athletes to discuss girls in the game on the 25th anniversary of Title IX.  You can learn more about this unique event, as well as purchase your tickets here.
About Positive Coaching Alliance
Positive Coaching Alliance (PCA) develops BETTER ATHLETES, BETTER PEOPLE through resources for youth and high school sports coaches, parents, administrators and student-athletes. In addition to over 1,500 free audio-video and printable tips and tools at, PCA has partnered with roughly 3,700 schools and youth sports organizations nationwide to deliver live group workshops, online courses and books by PCA Founder Jim Thompson that help those involved in youth and high school sports create a positive, character-building youth sports culture.
PCA workshops and courses, which have impacted more than 9 million youth through 2016, strive to transform high school and youth sports into a Development ZoneTM, where the goal is to develop Better Athletes, Better People and the following become the prevailing models in youth and high school sports:
·        The Double-Goal Coach®, who strives to win while also pursuing the more important goal of teaching life lessons through sports
·        The Second-Goal Parent®, who concentrates on life lessons, while letting coaches and athletes focus on competing
·        The Triple-Impact Competitor®, who strives to impact sport on three levels by improving oneself, teammates and the game as a whole.
PCA gains support from a National Advisory Board, including National Spokesperson and 11-time NBA Champion Coach Phil Jackson, and many other top coaches, athletes, organization leaders and academics who share PCA’s mission.


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