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  Research: Improving Adult Practice in Character Development to Transform the Culture of Youth Sports

The Improving Adult Practice in Character Development to Transform the Culture of Youth Sports project is a collaboration with Positive Coaching Alliance (PCA), a national non-profit organization dedicated to training coaches and athletes to provide a positive, character-building youth sport experience. This one-year project is funded by S.D. Bechtel Jr. Foundation. In this study, we will evaluate the impact of PCA coach education workshops in promoting the behaviors consistent with attributes of good character virtues among Little League baseball coaches. Through this evaluation research, we hope to gain further understanding about how, and if, specific coaching techniques can promote positive youth development and healthy mentoring relationships.