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Idaho Youth Soccer Partners with Positive Coaching Alliance with Support from Idaho Youth Sports Commission



Idaho Youth Soccer Partners with Positive Coaching Alliance

with Support from Idaho Youth Sports Commission


February 4, 2019, Boise, ID– Idaho Youth Soccer Association (IYSA) has established a multi-year partnership with Positive Coaching Alliance (PCA), a national non-profit developing “Better Athletes, Better People” by working to provide all youth athletes, coaches, and parents a positive, character-building sports experience.

The partnership provides IYSA access to PCA’s training for coaches, sports parents, student-athletes and administrators, comprising of live group workshops, online courses, books by PCA founder Jim Thompson and additional online resources, such as e-mailed follow-up tips and reminders.

“We look forward to working with IYSA to create the best possible experience for their youth athletes, coaches, and parents.” PCA Portland’s Spencer Gordon said. “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 their overall experience while also ensuring kids take life lessons from sports that will help them throughout the rest of their lives.”

“This partnership aligns directly with our mission to help educate parents, coaches, players and referees.” Craig Warner, IYSA Executive Director said. “It will provide our membership with a valuable learning opportunity, as well as a host of new educational resources both electronically and in-person. Thanks to the partnership with IYSC and the PCA we can now take that mission to the next level.”

This partnership will also include support in the form of grant funds from the Idaho Youth Sports Commission (IYSC). Tim Brady, IYSC director said, "The Idaho Youth Sports Commission is excited to help bring the PCA to the Idaho Youth Soccer and the state of Idaho."

The workshops are currently in the process of being confirmed/scheduled across the State. For information about the dates and locations, please contact Nicole Vaughan at

About Idaho Youth Soccer
Idaho Youth Soccer is the leader in developing, promoting, and administering soccer competition among youth players in the state of Idaho. Established in 1979, we are a non-profit with our office located out of Boise, ID. We offer varying levels of play with approximately 25,000 competitive and recreational games a season for players up to 19 years of age.
The IYSA mission is to provide quality educational and developmental opportunities for all members while promoting public understanding of the game of soccer.


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 more than 1,800 free multimedia tips and tools at, PCA has partnered with roughly 3,500 schools and youth sports organizations nationwide to deliver more than 20,000 live group workshops, along with 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 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.
About Idaho Youth Sports Commission
Idaho Youth Sports Commission strives to build a positive character-building experience through coaches’ education and training from the Positive Coaching Alliance, the IYSC Ted Talks, and IYSC parent symposiums. In addition, with funds from the Tom Holden Scholarship, we help under privileged with league fees and/or equipment needs.


For more information about the PCA or IYSC, please visit their respective websites: PCA – Portland or IYSC.

Nicole Vaughan, Idaho Youth Soccer
Tel: 208-336-5256
Spencer Gordon, Positive Coaching Alliance
Tel: 503-444-3344