Bald Eagle Camps is proud to be the FIRST official youth camp specifically built around the principles of Positive Coaching Alliance and the aim to develop Triple-Impact Competitors. PCA was founded by Jim Thompson in 1998 at Stanford University. It’s mission is to “Transform the Culture of Youth Sports, so Sports Can Transform Youth”. The Advisory Board for PCA is a “who’s who” in the world of athletics, littered with professional coaches from the pro’s to college, Olympic level medalists, and Hall Of Fame athletes in every arena. Their national spokesperson is Phil Jackson, head coach of the Los Angleles Lakers, and they hold offices in most major metropolitan areas across the country. PCA has been recognized as one of the top organizations in the country having a massive positive effect on the youth of our nation.
Below is an outline of the PCA messaging incorporated into each element of our camp system. To find out more about Positive Coaching Alliance, check out their website at www.positivecoach.org
We at Bald Eagle Sports Camps believe fully in the movement and mission of PCA and have proven that it's messaging coupled with our well designed camp system creates a phenomenal Development Zone for youth to be positively transformed. The stories from parents over the years are what inspires us to continue improving and expanding our programs until we are widely considered, far and away, the best youth Sports Camp in the nation.
Below you can review the TIC message we teach at every camp along with some reasons why every coach associated with our camp is a PCA Certified Double Goal Coach.
A Triple-Impact Competitor makes self, teammates, and the game (or life) as a whole better.
This is the type of person we are trying to build at Bald Eagle Camps and Positive Coaching Alliance. We aim to give each camper a foundation in what it means to be a Triple Impact Competitor, and tools to help them live it out.
To find out more about the expansion of the PCA Triple-Impact Competitor Scholarship Program in Northern California, click here.
What is a Certified Double Goal Coach?
* Certified DGC’s have gone through a two hour training run by a Positive Coaching Alliance Certified Trainer. They model encouragement and relate to players in a positive and uplifting manner, putting the person first and the sport second. Founder and Executive Director Bob McFarlane is a PCA trainer who leads workshops for athletes, coaches, parents and administrators.
* A Win-At-All-Cost coach has only one goal: to win. He or she is concerned primarily with teaching skills and developing strategy designed to win games, not to teach life lessons through athletics.
* A Positive Coach also wants to win but has a second goal: to help players develop positive character traits, so they can be successful in life. Winning is important, but the second goal, helping players learn life lessons, is more important. A Positive Coach puts players first.