Since its founding in 1998, Thompson has recruited an outstanding team that has helped PCA grow into a thriving nationwide organization on track to reach 20 million youth athletes by 2020. PCA’s vision of youth sports as a “Development Zone” has attracted the support and involvement of many elite coaches, athletes, academic and business leaders around the country.
Thompson has written nine books on youth sports including Positive Coaching, The Double-Goal Coach, Shooting in the Dark, Elevating Your Game and Developing Better Athletes, Better People. He earned his MBA from Stanford University where he was Director of the Public Management program, named during his tenure as the nation’s top non-profit business management program.
He is currently a faculty member of Stanford’s Continuing Studies program where he teaches courses in coaching, leadership, and sports & spirituality.