PVAA is committed to making sure our coaches are well-trained, not only in the skills required for their respective sports, but more importantly to reflect the core mission and values of the PVAA.  Above all else, youth sports should be fun, with an emphasis on player development over game outcomes.

In conjunction with a national organization, the Positive Coaching Alliance (PCA), PVAA has developed a coaches training program that combines the convenience of on-line training with general coaching and sport specific training. Each sport will provide specific instructions regarding certification and training. For more information on how to become a certified PVAA coach, please contact the appropriate Commissioner of the sport for which you are interested in coaching.

NOTE: All potential PVAA coaches must submit to a background screening process conducted by the PVAA.  Prospective coaches will provide their social security number and other relevant information to PVAA for a thorough background check conducted by a nationally recognized screening organization.  This is a non-negotiable requirement to coach in St. John’s County with PVAA youth athletic programs.