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Meet Travel Safety

Another competitive season is underway and thousands of gymnasts across the country will be traveling to meets near and far over the next few months. Many parents think that their role in the travel preparations is to make sure the gym bag is packed with everything their son or daughter needs and that their child arrives at the gym on time.

View the Parent Courses available with PCA

PCA offers six online courses – all expert-developed and designed to help coaches, parents, athletes and officials ensure that winning happens both on and off the field in youth sports. Online courses are an important aspect of a PCA Partnership with your school or youth sports organization.

Positive Coaching Alliance Development Zone

Positive Coaching Alliance Development Zone develops Better Athletes, Better People through youth and high school sports.

U.S. all-around champion Atler writes children’s book

Vanessa Atler of Bakersfield, Calif., who tied for the U.S. all-around title in 1997 and won two 1998 Goodwill Games gold medals, has written her first children’s book, “Let the River Flow.”

Challenges with your local gymnastics school…

Thousands of private gymnastics schools are operated throughout the United States, and the vast majority host happy parents and well-taught athletes. Unfortunately, some parents and/or their children are not satisfied with gymnastics school where they are enrolled.

The Great Myth of Fame

By David Benzel
Is it your aspiration that your child be famous? Do you have an athlete whose goal is fame – the kind we see on TV in professional sports? Perhaps it’s not too soon to teach a healthy perspective on the topic to avoid the overwhelming odds of misery down the road.