WASHINGTON, D.C. – DC Soccer Club has established a partnership with Positive Coaching Alliance (PCA), a national non-profit working to provide all youth and high school athletes with a positive, character-building sports experience.
DC Soccer Club Executive Director Greg Andrulis said, “We are all very excited to be partners on this mission to promote a love of soccer for youth in the Washington DC area.”
The partnership provides DC Soccer Club access to PCA’s training for coaches, sports parents, student-athletes, and administrators, through live group workshops, online courses, and additional online resources, such as follow-up tips and reminders for using sports as a positive youth development tool.
"We look forward to working with DC Soccer Club to create the best possible sports experience for their student-athletes,” said Positive Coaching Alliance President Jason Sacks. “We appreciate the district leadership making a positive high school sports experience a priority for all involved, including student-athletes, coaches, and parents. When sports are done right, we know it can be an amazing opportunity not only to strive to win but more importantly, teach life lessons that will stay with our youth long after their playing days are over.”
PCA has partnered with roughly 3,500 schools, districts, conferences, youth sports organizations, and park-and-rec departments to create a Development Zone® culture, with the goal of using youth and high school sports to create a positive youth sports experience.
ABOUT DC SOCCER CLUB
DC Soccer Club is a youth soccer club in Washington, DC, with a long history and strong ties to the community, bringing people together through the love of soccer. The club offers a variety of comprehensive programs for different levels of soccer training, education, and competition. Beyond teaching players technical soccer skills, our philosophy is to develop our players; we strive to help our players grow as well-rounded people with respect, dedication, and good sportsmanship. DC Soccer Club is committed to making soccer accessible to all youth players in the Washington, DC area, regardless of background or athletic ability. To learn more, visit https://www.dcsoccerclub.org/ and follow us on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, and YouTube.
ABOUT POSITIVE COACHING ALLIANCE
PCA’s mission is to change the culture of youth sports so that every child, regardless of social or economic circumstance, has access to a positive youth sports experience. For more information, go to positivecoach.org.