Positive Coaching Scotland Plus (PCS Plus) is our national programme that uses sport to help young people overcome setbacks, develop a work-ethic and respect for others.
PCS Plus works by equipping the people who deliver sport and physical activity – like coaches, parents and volunteers – with tools and guidance to create a learning environment that uses sport as the platform for deep life learning.
30,000 adults have been trained, reaching more than 500,000 young people since 2008.
PCS Plus covers five key areas, outlined below. These are all topics that research tells us are increasingly important for young people today and in the future
Mainstream sport PCS Plus is delivered nationally by our partners sportscotland, Scottish Rugby and Scottish FA. Our shared ambition is to integrate the values of PCS Plus into the culture of youth sport.
“We have embedded a lot of the PCS principles into our coach education and other areas, which has contributed greatly to our work with young people. Through PCS we have been able to reach a large audience of coaches, leaders and parents with strong and important educational messages as we strive to ensure the culture around youth sports is as good as it should be, although much work remains in this space.” Andy Gould, Chief Football Officer, Scottish FA.
Please use the links below to enquire about PCS Plus in mainstream sport:
Community sport In 2019-20, we piloted PCS Plus in community sport, working with groups and clubs who support children from disadvantaged backgrounds. There is more information about this in our news section. If you would like to enquire about PCS Plus in community sport or other settings, such as schools or care homes, please contact us.
For more details, you can download the PCS Plus Learning Outcomes by clicking on the icon below.