Our Core Values:
Character: We believe sport can teach players a myriad of traits: conflict resolution, not fearing failure, bouncing back, teamwork, acknowledging your strengths and weaknesses, receiving and responding to feedback, pushing through plateaus...really we could go on, but you get the picture-sport is a conduit for life lessons!
Leadership: Sport prepares you to better lead yourself and learn to lead others. By focusing on how different personality styles can effectively lead, we hope to better prepare athletes for leadership positions on and off the field.
Team above Self: Sport is a competition where one team wins and another loses. All players need to look at their own preparation, mental toughness, and decisions when assessing the result after an event. Losing is an opportunity to learn; it can disappoint you or fuel you. We encourage commitment, responsibility and hard work to show players that teammates, coaches, and self should be held accountable for their own actions and continuously improve. The stronger an athlete\'s system of accountability and team above self becomes the more success they will encounter-both as individuals and as a team.
ELM philosophy of Play: ELM, from our partnership with the Positive Coaching Alliance, teaches players to focus on what they can control. If they focus solely on winning, which they can’t control, players tend to get more anxious and less self-confident, which undercuts how well they end up playing. ELM stands for:
Effort: Give your best every time. Leave it all out on the field.
Learning & Improvement: No matter what happens on the scoreboard, focus on what you can take away to get better.
Mistakes: Setbacks and mistakes are inevitable. What is crucial is how you respond to them.