Each month during the 2021 season, the Arizona Diamondbacks Foundation, in partnership with the Positive Coaching Alliance and Steward Health, will recognize a coach and a student athlete that exemplifies positivity, winning, leadership, sportsmanship, fair play, healthy living, respect and integrity. Tell us why a coach or student athlete that you know fits this description and they might win a chance to take part in a special D-backs Game Changers pregame recognition before a D-backs home game!
Coach Recognition Selection Process
Working in tandem with the Positive Coaching Alliance and through the nomination process at dbacks.com/gamechangers, the D-backs and Steward Health will identify one (1) coach each month from youth sports that meets the criteria outlined in the Positive Coaching Alliance Double Goal Coaches Program. The criteria includes:
- Takes a mastery approach to sport rather than a scoreboard orientation, teaching athletes to put forward maximum effort, continuously learn and improve, and not let themselves be stopped by mistakes or fear of mistakes.
- Fills Emotional Tanks of athletes, refusing to motivate through fear, intimidation, or shame. Recognizing that a player’s “Emotional Tank,” like the gas tank of a car, must be full in order to go anywhere, the Double-Goal Coach provides a fuel mixed of five specific, truthful praises for every specific, constructive correction.
- Honors the Game by respecting ROOTS (Rules, Opponents, Officials, Teammates, Self).
- Sets an example by promoting healthy living and exercise.
Student Athlete Recognition Selection Process
Through the nomination process, the D-backs and Steward Health will recognize a student athlete each month that exemplify winning, leadership, sportsmanship, fair play, respect, and integrity. The recognition is open to all student athletes, high school age and younger.
We will recognize each recipient in a monthly social media post and an on-field pregame recognition during a D-backs home game.