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Positive Coaching Alliance Grant

Minnesota Hockey has partnered with the Minnesota chapter of the Positive Coaching Alliance (PCA) to ensure that all youth players in Minnesota have a positive athletic experience.  PCA, a national non-profit, has been promoting a positive, character-building athletic environment since 1998 and has now impacted more than 20 million youth athletes.

As part of the partnership, up to 30 Minnesota Hockey associations will have the ability to apply for a financial grant toward a PCA workshop. Eligible workshops include the Second Goal Parent workshop, which is designed to help parents raise winners in life through sports, and Sports Can Battle Racism workshop.

PCA offers a variety of workshops available to Minnesota Hockey associations including Leadership Workshops, Coach Workshops and Parent Workshops. Associations that partner with PCA can utilize any of the offered workshops but must include at least one parent workshop to qualify for the grant. The parent workshop explores the role of “Second-Goal Parents” and how they can help ensure their children’s experience yields healthy, developmental (physical, social, mental) outcomes that will serve them far beyond the playing field.


To apply for a PCA Workshop Grant, an association must schedule a parent or Sports Can Battle Racism workshop with the Minnesota chapter of PCA before completing this application. Renewing (multi-year partnerships) and new associations are both eligible to apply.  Grants are available on a first come, first serve basis.

Associations interested in partnering with PCA for the first time should contact Kristi Yamaoka