D-backs Game Changers Positive Coach and Student Athlete Recognition Program

Supported by The Husband & Wife Law Team


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 The Husband & Wife Law Team 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 The Husband & Wife Law Team 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, junior high through high school.

We will recognize each recipient in a monthly social media post and an on-field pregame recognition during a D-backs home game.

The nomination form will launch soon!

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. Starts March 25, 2022 at 9AM MST and ends August 31, 2022 at 11:59PM MST. Open to legal residents of Arizona at least eighteen (18) years of age at the time of entry (each a "Nominator"). TRAVEL NOT INCLUDED. Up to twelve (12) Nominee First Place Awards will be awarded. Enter online only. Limit one (1) entry per person. Void where prohibited. Restrictions apply; see Official Rules for complete details. Sponsor: AZPB Limited Partnership, dba Arizona Diamondbacks 401 E. Jefferson Street, Phoenix, AZ 85004.