Life Skills

At JCCSF Youth Sports, we believe sports empower children to be the best individuals they can be. Our players learn to display character and integrity, becoming leaders in their community and exhibiting qualities that their peers strive to emulate.

  • Each season has a theme that promotes positivity and teaches an important life skill. Last season's theme was "Teamwork."
  • We infuse our program with tools and techniques from the Positive Coaching Alliance, and make its resources available to parents.

Mistake Ritual

Buzzword of the Season – RESPECT

PCA Game Day Tips (for parents)

Leadership Concepts

John Woodens Pyramid of Success

Recipe for Teamwork

Empowering Conversations (PCA)

Using Effort Goals

Coach Parent Partnership (PCA)

 
An interactive area for parents to learn skills to help their child succeed.

BEFORE THE GAME

  • Tell your child you are proud of him or her regardless of how well he or she plays.
  • Tell your child to play hard and have fun. Remind him or her that it's okay to be nervous
  • ("Nervous is normal").
  • Make a commitment to yourself to Honor the Game no matter what others may do. [Read More]

When we think about what makes people friends with each other, a number of things come to mind. For example, our friends like us and enjoy spending time with us, as we enjoy them. [Read More]

Research is clear that when parents and teachers work together a child tends to do better in school. There is no reason to think that it is any different in youth sports. The following are some guidelines for how parents can contribute to a Coach/Parent Partnership that can help the athlete have the best possible experience.[Read More]

One Saturday morning this summer, four Ontario soccer teams squared off for a total of eight games, pitting players dressed in red, navy, orange and black jerseys against one another as they vied for … nothing. [Read More]

 
An interactive area for coaches to gain additional ideas and skills to help their team succeed.

Leadership is a

  • Trait - some people have it and some people don't
  • Ability - if you are capable of leading. John Wooden's four laws of learning are: Explanation, Demonstration, Imitation, Repetition [Read More]

Effort Goals are a powerful tool of the Double-Goal Coach. Most coaches set Outcome Goals, which are highly dependent on the quality of one's opponent. [Read More]

Research is clear that when parents and teachers work together a child tends to do better in school. There is no reason to think that it is any different in youth sports. The following are some guidelines for how parents can contribute to a Coach/Parent Partnership that can help the athlete have the best possible experience. [Read More]

MISTAKES ARE OK! MISTAKES HAPPEN! LEARN FROM THEM! [Read More]

One Saturday morning this summer, four Ontario soccer teams squared off for a total of eight games, pitting players dressed in red, navy, orange and black jerseys against one another as they vied for … nothing. [Read More]