Mt. Lebanon Football Association

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A Note from MLFA Coaches

We are happy to welcome all players and parents, rookie and veteran alike, to this year's Football season. We are hopeful that this will be the most exciting and rewarding football season you've ever experienced. Safety is a top concern. In this regard practices, exercises, drills, and our team rules are designed to safely advance your child's physical and mental football fitness. Our goal is to develop well-rounded young men and women who learn the fundamentals of football, in an atmosphere of Coach/Parent teamwork, working to developing character ... and have a good time along the way.

 We practice the ideals of sportsmanship, team work and physical fitness. Our program stresses learning the lessons of self-discipline, teamwork, concentration, friendship, leadership, and most importantly, good sportsmanship. We believe these lessons will be of value to our players far beyond these playing days.

We coaches will do our very best to ensure that each player advances to his and her utmost potential, and, that their talents are used to the team's best advantage. Our program stresses team before individual. As each child is unique and develops at a unique pace, we will strive exercise each individual's body and mind in an effort to develop those skills needed to execute the game of football.A Note from MLFA Coaches

 We are happy to welcome all players and parents, rookie and veteran alike, to this year's Football season. We are hopeful that this will be the most exciting and rewarding football season you've ever experienced. Safety is a top concern. In this regard practices, exercises, drills, and our team rules are designed to safely advance your child's physical and mental football fitness. Our goal is to develop well-rounded young men and women who learn the fundamentals of football, in an atmosphere of Coach/Parent teamwork, working to developing character ... and have a good time along the way.

 We practice the ideals of sportsmanship, team work and physical fitness. Our program stresses learning the lessons of self-discipline, teamwork, concentration, friendship, leadership, and most importantly, good sportsmanship. We believe these lessons will be of value to our players far beyond these playing days.

We coaches will do our very best to ensure that each player advances to his and her utmost potential, and, that their talents are used to the team's best advantage. Our program stresses team before individual. As each child is unique and develops at a unique pace, we will strive exercise each individual's body and mind in an effort to develop those skills needed to execute the game of football.


TRAITS OF A GOOD FOOTBALL PLAYER

DESIRE: Desire is the determination to overcome an opponent, whether by delivering a solid block or by shaking off the block attempt of an opponent and making the tackle. Desire is a state of mind, the willingness to mixing it up. It is doing your best, calling up whatever reserve is available and never giving up.

CONFIDENCE: The belief that you can try, and do, what you have been coached to do, even when you are not quite sure you can. Football is a sport that builds confidence because 10 other teammates are there to help hold you up.

LOVE OF THE GAME: Happy to be part of the team and the competition. The willingness to play any position, on every down, to the best of your ability.


 TEAM RULES

Keep up with your school work. Poor grades or homework will result in disciplinary actions by the coaches.
If you don't practice, you don't play. All excused absences must be coordinated with the coaches.
What the coaches say goes. Back-talking, profanity, or any form of disrespect will result in disciplinary actions.
Respect other players. Remember, your teammates are working with you not against you.
Take care of your equipment. Let the coaches know if your equipment needs repair. This is key to your safety.
Wear your mouth guard, it's part of your helmet. If the helmet is on, the mouth guard is in.
Arrive on time for practices and games. Come prepared to play hard.


 PLAYING POSITIONS

During the first few weeks of practice the Coaches will have decided the best positions for each player for a given period. In general, the fastest kids play in the back-field on either offense or defense, the biggest most heavily built kids play on the lines. Yes, we recognize that everyone wants to be in the back-field, but, most often it's a player's attitude that will play the largest role in the field positioning.   

ATTITUDE

A negative attitude is always costly to the team. The player that takes on a challenge at full tilt will earn the respect of his teammates and coaches.

REWARDS

Rewards can come in many forms, but the best reward is always positive reinforcement from coaches and parents.

 



Mission