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Winning and Positive Sports Parenting Actually Go Together

22:02:44 23.10.2009 posted by admin at 22:02:44 23.10.2009
Positive Coaching Alliance and USA Water Polo, the sport’s national governing body in America, have established a national partnership. Under the agreement, PCA will provide live group workshops and other services to USA Water Polo’s organizational leaders, coaches, parents and high school-age athletes.

The Dr. Casey Show is a new Sports Psychology talk show on AM 830, KLAA which airs live every Saturday and Sunday from 2-3 PM, PST. To listen live you visit Casey Cooper, Ph.D. is a Licensed Psychologist in Southern California and specializes in working in sports issues and culture. Visit for more information.

View Part One (10m flashplayer required to view) of a video extract below from the Dr. Casey Show featuring Special Guest Author and Founder of the Positive Coaching Alliance, Jim Thompson talking about positive parenting and athletic success.

View Part Two (8m 57s flashplayer required to view)

About Jim Thompson, PCA Founder and Executive Director

Jim Thompson is founder and Executive Director of Positive Coaching Alliance, a non-profit formed at Stanford University with the mission to create a movement to transform the culture of youth sports so that all youth athletes have a positive, character-building experience.

For more than 10 years, Jim was director of the Public and Global Management Programs at the Stanford Graduate School of Business, where he also taught courses in leadership and non-profit issues. US News named Stanford’s Public Management Program the top nonprofit business management program in the nation in 1992.

He has a degree in elementary education from the University of North Dakota, a Masters in Public Affairs from the University of Oregon, and an MBA from Stanford.

Since its founding in 1998, Positive Coaching Alliance has developed a network of more than 130 trainers across the U.S., who have delivered 6,000-plus workshops for youth sports leaders, coaches, parents and athletes.  Jim was named one of the Top 100 Sports Educators in the U.S. by the Institute for International Sport in October 2007.  Dan Doyle, IIS Executive Director, described PCA as “the finest organization of its kind in the United States.”

In March 2004, Jim was named an International Fellow by Ashoka: Innovators for the Public - an organization that recognizes outstanding social entrepreneurs.

He is the author of four books: The Double-Goal Coach, Positive Coaching, and Shooting in the Dark: Tales of Coaching and Leadership, and his most recent, Positive Coaching in a Nutshell....
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