PCA’s mission is to make high school and youth sports a Development Zone™ to develop Better Athletes, Better People. PCA’s Triple-Impact Competitor® model defines both Better Athletes and Better People.
The hallmark of a Triple-Impact Competitor is “better.” Better is reflected in the Olympic Motto – “Citius, Altius, Fortius!” – “Faster, Higher, Stronger! “
In the Olympics, it isn’t about being fastest, highest, strongest. Even if you are the best in the world in your event, you still want to get better. For the best, “better” is better than “best.”
A Triple-Impact Competitor works on three levels:
1) Self: Make oneself better by
2) Teammates: Become a leader who makes those teammates better by
3) The Game: Guided by the ROOTS of Honoring the Game (respect for Rules, Opponents, Officials, Teammates, and Self) to make the game better. They use their status and influence as an athlete to improve their school community including helping to prevent hazing and bullying.
Being a Triple-Impact Competitor is not easy. It requires mental discipline and knowing your values so well you don’t sacrifice them under pressure. But if you build a commitment to being a Triple-Impact Competitor into who you are as a person, you will find it can provide a larger meaning for your involvement in sports. And it will pay off for you in meaningful ways in the rest of your life