LRYS MISSION STATEMENT The goal of the Lake Region Youth Soccer Program is to develop and deliver quality youth recreational soccer programs where everyone builds positive character through participation in a fun family environment based the philosophies of: EVERYONE PLAYS *BALANCED TEAMS POSITIVE COACHING *GOOD SPORTSMANSHIP The game that LRYS will support must provide opportunities for: 1) Fun, enjoyment, fair play, and good sportsmanship 2) Achievement, recognition and the pursuit of excellence relative to skill potential and personal competitive goals 3) The development of physical, mental, social and emotional fitness COACHING PHILOSOPHY The main concern of LRYS coaches is the holistic development, welfare, enjoyment and safety of their players. A coach should never place winning above character, fair play, or good treatment of players. Effective coaching and learning require establishing correct attitudes, habits, and behaviors regardless of the outcome of the game. Qualities of a good coach The ability to make practices and games FUN * Enthusiasm Integrity * Persistence Patience * Good Standards Knowing How Players Learn * Ability to Inspire A coach should always demonstrate the highest ethical character and should serve as a role model for the players on his or her team. A coach must always remember the influence that he or she has over young athletes. The game is for the players. If at any time, Lake Region Youth Soccer directors determine that a coach has failed to fulfill these expectations that shall be cause to discipline, suspend or remove the coach.