Positive Coaching Alliance
LFSA is committed to the principles of Positive Coaching Alliance (PCA) and recognizes that a win-at-all cost approach is counterproductive for young athletes. PCA recognizes the desire to win, but has a second goal that is even more important – to use the sports experience to help players learn life lessons and positive character traits that will help them be successful throughout their lives.
Positive Coaching Alliance supports three themes when dealing with young athletes:
1. Emphasizing that winning is not just dependent upon a score, but can be measured by effort, development, improvement, sportsmanship and teamwork.
2. Understanding that encouragement and support through positive coaching can reinforce a players desire to reach his or her maximum potential.
3. Emphasizing sportsmanship. Our coaches encourage players to give maximum effort to win, but not at the expense of integrity or demeaning their opponents