Things to remember for positive Athletic Development
Hello Super Fans of Orono Team One,
First of all, thank you so much for your support and attendance at the game on Saturday. The game was challenging, but I KNOW we can do better.
My main contributions to the coaching staff are ones where I focus on the mental and emotional fortitude of each athlete. I strive to work with each one on their confidence, mental preparation as well as mental performance in games and practices.
I can not do this work alone and since you are "sharing" your athlete with us until October 16th we need to be partners in this.
Many of you shared with me what life lessons you hope your ahtlete will learn and I apprecitate them very much. This has already helped greatly.
Well, our first game is done and now it is time to improve, get better and work better as a team. I have told the players that they need to believe in one another, trust one another, support one another and in return they will succeed together.
In my 18 years of coaching youth, I can personnally say, the team that comes together, succeeds together. Unfortunately, I can't truly describe "when it happens" it is just one of those magical things.
In an effort to produce the best possible team we can, I am requesting the following from each parent/guardian of our outstanding athletes. And ALL of our athletes are outstanding, the more we tell them this the more they will become this.
Please remember the following for all Games and Practices:
One - Have a conversation with your athlete as to what they want to accomplish in the game or practice. I am hoping for one or more personal goals from them each game and practice. As I will be asking them the same when they arrive to the field.
Two- Before your athlete leaves your car or steps on the field tell them one positive word, phrase or sentence.
Three - After the game, help them and guide them to find as many positves about the game and their performance. I prefer to focus less on the score and more in the effort,
less on the penalties and more on the improvements, and less about what didn't go right and more about what did. We as coaches will work on improvement of skills and technique but we need you to be their "Biggest Fans" on and off the field.
So, thank you as always for your support and please contact me directly or any other coaches with your thoughts, questions, or concerns.
I truly want your athletes season to be full of postive life lessons, postive learning experiences and of course as much fun as a football player can have.
Coach Tex - 3-F Model for Positve Athletic Youth Development
FUNDUMENTALS - We will teach and instruct your athlete in the basic knowledge and skills needed in the sport of football.
FITNESS - We will strive to improve the physical condition of your athlete as well as improve thier mental fortitude and self confidence.
FUN - Having fun in what you do add to team unity, team trust and team success.