Lower Bucks and The Positive Coaching Alliance
Lower Bucks Lacrosse is very proud of our partnership with the Positive Coaching Alliance. We find the PCA’s mission to be consistent with LBL’s core values, and our commitment to providing the highest quality youth sports experience in our area.
Since PCA's founding at Stanford University in 1998, more than 1,100 schools and YSOs throughout the U.S. and beyond have used their research-based techniques to:
Prepare youth athletes from pre-school through high school for success in life on and off the playing fields
Emphasize character-education and life lessons through sports
Become outstanding educational-athletic programs, creating a shared vision among organizational leaders, coaches, parents and athletes
In partnership with the PCA, our coaches learn the principles of the Double-Goal Coach, whose first goal is winning, and whose second, more-important goal is teaching life lessons through sports.
Players learn how to become Triple Impact Competitors, one who:
Strives for personal mastery and improvement
Looks for ways to make his/her team and teammates better
Makes the game itself better by competing with honor
Parents come to understand what it means to be a Second-Goal Parent, focused on helping youth athletes take life lessons from sports through these techniques in communicating with their children and their coaches.
Finally, leaders of our organization constantly focus on creating an atmosphere where we hone the not only the athletic, but the life skills, of our youth athletes.
As a demonstration of our commitment to the PCA, LBL recognizes those coaches and players within our organization who most embody the PCA principles. One boys and one girls coach is recognized, as well as one player from each of our teams. These prestigious awards are presented at the annual LBL Palooza, a celebration of another great lacrosse season.
Please join us in honoring our previous PCA Award Winners:
LBL PCA DOUBLE GOAL COACH PAST AWARD WINNERS
2018 - Traci Curtis, Matt Wachinski
2017 - Michael Lee, Andy Gehlhoff
2016 - Ken Dysart, Dean Curtis
2015 - Erin Jones, Patrick Wheeler
2014 - Phil Wilson, Rob Rittenmeyer
2013 - Terry Dzelzgalvis, Jen Walther, Dan Nolan
2012 - Meg Nolan, Paul Deppi
2011 - Kim Vogel, Chris Desmond
2010 - Mandy Morrison
LBL PCA TRIPLE IMPACT COMPETITOR PAST AWARD WINNERS
Sami Del Viscio
Andrew “Woo” Arth