- Positive Coaching Alliance (PCA) advances the idea that leadership is for everyone. All people have unique strengths, skills and voices that they can exert as leaders under different circumstances. It’s not always the biggest, strongest, most athletic player who leads. Sometimes it is the grittiest, toughest, biggest-hearted player who leads. Other times, it is the smartest player, the one with the best ideas or understanding of the game situation that the team turns to for leadership. And still others, the leader is the player who knows just the right thing to say at the right time to encourage teammates to rise to the next level.