Athletics – PCA Parents Online Workshop


We have established a 3-year partnership with Positive Coaching Alliance (PCA), a national non-profit developing “Better Athletes, Better People” by working to provide all youth and school athletes a positive, character-building sports experience.

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

The Next Parent Workshops are scheduled for August 13 and September 30, 2019. We ask that a parent or guardian from the family complete the PCA Parent Workshop in order for the student athlete to participate in athletics. We are striving to improve upon the culture we have here at St. Celestine and believe that this will help improve our overall program and prepare our precious children for life ahead. For information about the dates and locations, please contact Todd Nettelhorst, Athletic Director at

Please note that attendance of the workshop will count towards 1 hour of your required volunteer time.

About Positive Coaching Alliance

Positive Coaching Alliance (PCA) develops BETTER ATHLETES, BETTER PEOPLE through resources for youth and 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, districts, conferences, youth sports organizations and park-and-rec departments to create a Development Zone TM culture, where the goal is using youth and high school sports to develop Better Athletes, Better People, Thompson said. “We look forward to working with St. Celestine School to create the best possible experience for the student-athletes. 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 athletic performance while also ensuring kids take life lessons from sports that will help them throughout the rest of their lives.”

PCA Parents Online Workshop

If you are unable to attend any of the in-person workshops, we have an online version available for a fee. Normally $30, we can offer a discounted code for $10 off. To access the online session, please follow the instructions below:


  • Go to PCA’s Online Course Page, select the course you wish to take*, and click “Add to Cart” below option 2: “Pay full price or use a discount promotion code”*Code will be valid for the following courses: Second-Goal Parent.
  • Enter the required personal information, and in the bottom left corner, enter your organization’s code, PartnerDiscC5Chi, in the “Promotion Code” field, and click “APPLY”. Your workshop fee will be discounted to $20 from $30. Then click, “Proceed to Payment”.
  • Click “Continue” under “New Customers”,  and create your account. You will then be directed to the Billing Information and Payment page. Upon payment, you will be directed to the Second-Goal Parent®: Developing Winners in Life Through Sports Online Course.

Please note that attendance of the workshop will count towards 1 hour of your required volunteer time.