The AAU National Office is happy to announce to its members, FREE Coaches’ Education for all AAU Non-Athletes. This exciting program will be administered by Positive Coaching Alliance (PCA), using their Double-Goal Coach® Online Course, which helps coaches pursue their first goal, winning, while pursuing the second, more-important goal of teaching life lessons through sports.

This program will give all team administrators, club directors, and coaches the tools they need to help youth athletes improve. PCA’s online course is filled pcawith powerful coaching tools that are based on the latest research in sports psychology and reflect the “best practices” of elite coaches and athletes, including such PCA National Advisory Board Members as  New York Knicks GM Phil Jackson, Los Angeles Clippers Head Coach Doc Rivers, Naismith Hall of Fame basketball coaches Dean Smith and Larry Brown, former Kansas City Chiefs Head Coach Herm Edwards, Olympic Gold Medal Gymnast Bart Conner, Olympic Gold Medalist and former WNBA star Ruthie Bolton and Olympic Gold Medalist swimmer Summer Sanders, just to name a few.

Everyone will enjoy the interactive video and audio segments, featuring many of these top coaches and athletes, throughout the course’s four dynamic modules. Course users who complete all the modules and achieve an 80% approved rating will receive a completion certificate. After completing the Level 1 of the coaches’ education program, participants will be able to complete Level 2 and Level 3 courses in the coming years.

“We are taking this bold and unprecedented step for two reasons. First, AAU always has believed in the power of sport to develop character in youth, and there is no better way to do that than through Double-Goal Coach training for all our coaches. Second, AAU has always been a pioneer and it is keeping with our tradition to stake out a leadership position in this important area.” – Bobby Dodd, President & CEO – Amateur Athletic Union

Mandatory. All registered non-athletes will take this free course as part of gaining membership into the AAU. The AAU is proud to be a leader in the youth sports market and looks forward as being the trendsetter in coach education in years to come.