"Better Athletes, Better People" is exactly what a great youth program should be working to create. SWYSA has partnered with Positive Coaching Alliance to develop a league-wide culture amongst our Coaches, Parents, and Athletes that allows for positive performance on and off the field. Check back here often to learn about our latest news and events and how you can become more involved with the PCA Movement!

PCA's 3 Guiding Principles: Filling the Emotional Tank, ELM Tree of Mastery (Effort, Learning, Mistakes are ok), Honoring the Game (ROOTS: Respect for Rules, Opponents, Officials, Teammates, Self)

  • PCA Development Zone: Online Resource Center: Tips, Tools, Videos to use with your teams throughout the year
  • PCA is a National Partner of US Youth Soccer
  • PCA is a proud partner of the Portland Timbers

Check out the information on their web site: http://www.positivecoach.org/


Coaching Education and Resources
Posted Sep 11, 2019

OYSA Coaching Resource Page - includes training session examples, drills, etc.
OYSA Coach Resource Page

Positive Coaching Alliance - Develop Zone - articles for coaches, players, parents
PCA Development Zone

Cardiac Arrest training /course guide

On July 24, 2015, a new State of Washington law regarding sudden cardiac arrest awareness will go into effect. SB 5083 – referred to as the Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA) Awareness Act – was passed by the Legislature and signed by the Governor with the intent of making youth athletes, their families, and coaches aware of sudden cardiac arrest.

Click read more  to access a step-by-step guide to completing the course online. (PDF Document)


Concussion and Head Injury
Mailing address
mailing address: P.O. Box 65622 Vancouver WA 98665