Our organization is committed to the principles of Positive Coaching Alliance and against a ‘win-at-all-cost’ mentality. PCA calls a Positive Coach a “Double-Goal Coach.”
A win-at-all-cost coach has only one goal, to win. A Positive Coach shares that goal, he wants to win, but he has a second goal that is even more important.
To use the sports experience to help young people learn life lessons and positive character traits that will help them be successful throughout their lives.
Helping your child
We are committed in helping your child be winners in life.
In order to help our children get the most out of competitive sports, we have re-defined what it means to be a “winner.”
Winners are those who:
- Make maximum effort
- Continue to learn and improve
- Refuse to let mistakes (or fear of making mistakes) stop them
The Positive Coaching Alliance refers to this as the ELM Tree of Mastery.
ELM stands for Effort, Learning, and rebounding from Mistakes.
Athletes who are coached with the ELM Tree of Mastery tend to have reduced anxiety and increased self-confidence. And when athletes feel less anxiety, they are more likely to have fun playing their sport and do better! For this reason, we do not believe in taking players out of the game for making mistakes. We want them to know that mistakes are acceptable if you are giving maximum effort.
We believe that if our athletes keep these things in mind, they will develop habits that will serve them well throughout their lives!