CAL LUTHERAN FOOTBALL 2012
As a coach, I see the playing field as another classroom in which I'm blessed to teach. Many of the lessons learned on the playing fields will serve the players for the rest of their lives. Teamwork, sacrifice, discipline, hard work, perseverance, failure and success are all experiences that will be encountered on the field and in life. My job as a coach is to help prepare our players for their journey through life by assuming many roles in helping these young men deal with these experiences. Father, brother, psychologist, and disciplinarian are all roles the coach must be prepared to play in helping these young men grow. Here is a simple coaching philosophy that guides our coaching staff:
“We” instead of “Me”
Prepare my team
Mental Toughness Intensity eXtra Effort
Be organized and learn from others
Teach proper fundamentals and team skills
Teach and lead by example and positively impact my team
Teach discipline and practice and expect self-discipline
Foster a great work ethic
Win with honor
Lose with humility
Win or lose, glorify God
Success is not just measured by wins and losses
“If you make every game a life-and-death thing, you’re going to have problems.
You’ll be dead a lot.” Dean Smith
The game of football provides many opportunities for young men to grow into outstanding individuals. The lessons learned and values instilled because of participation in athletics should be facilitated by the coach. There is nothing more rewarding for a coach than to see young men grow before his eyes and become contributing Christian members of society with the knowledge that he played a small part in their development. Helping young men reach their goals and fulfill their potential is what coaching is all about.
If you are not excited about this coming season, then do something to change your outlook. There are many things you could do, here’s a few: lift more weights and more often; run more; and most important, pray for a better attitude.
What can you do for this coming season? Be physically prepared to practice and play this great game. If you come into the season in shape as a faster and stronger athlete, you have already helped your team. Have a team-first attitude; ready to encourage and support your teammates. Trust that your coaches will put you in a position where you can be successful.
Coach Dave Peter
School: 951-678-7000 Cell: 951-200-0541
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