Coaching Philosophy | Diablo Scorpion Lacrosse Club
The mission of the Diablo Scorpion Lacrosse Club is to instill positive life lessons for all participants through teamwork, working towards common goals, personal development, competition and most of all having fun at various skill levels and age.

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Scorpion Lacrosse Mission and Coaching Philosophy

Scorpion Lacrosse Mission

  • To provide children with an emotionally healthy and physically challenging atmosphere of good sportsmanship and athletic activity through the game of lacrosse.
  • To provide an activity where children have the opportunity to play regardless of athletic skills or family income.
  • To provide a healthy competitive atmosphere while teaching respect for others, fair play, humbleness in winning, and stature in defeat.
  • To provide a rewarding and enriching experience for all those adult volunteers who make it work.
  • To teach teamwork and cooperation.

Scorpion Lacrosse Coaching Philosophy

1. Have fun playing lacrosse
  • Practices and games should be fun – when the game stops being fun, players tend not to play as well and both coaches and players may get frustrated and eventually leave the game.

2. Focus should be on long-term player development
  • Coaches' ultimate focus should be on long-term player and child development and not short-term goals. Coaches should use age appropriate games and activities during practices.
  • All players should play for equal durations during games at the B and C levels.  Playing time at the A levels up to the coach's discretion.
  • Encourage and let all players play all positions.  This will help with their overall development as lacrosse players.

3. Emphasize teamwork, respect and fair play
  • In addition to achieving a sense of accomplishment through mastery of skills, lacrosse is a great way for young players to learn good values that they can carry in other aspects of their lives:
    • Friendship and the value of being part of a team.
    • Respecting coaches, teammates, opponents, and the referee.
    • Sportsmanship and fair play.

Remember that as a coach, you are a role model for these impressionable young players and they take note of your behavior and actions.