NLMFA FOOTBALL MISSION STATEMENT
"It is the mission of Northern Lebanon Midget Football organization to provide student-athletes with excellent fundamentals to compete and win at the highest levels of intramural and high school sports; to introduce and prepare student-athletes for lifelong contributions to team work; to embrace discipline while operating with integrity that is compliant with the CFA, and Northern Lebanon High School guidelines. Every athlete in our program will be treated with respect and dignity as we strive to reach our potential as a team and as individuals, by doing so will reflect a positive influence on the reputation and purposes of Northern Lebanon school district."
* Excel on the playing field, in the classroom, and in the community.
* Enrich the life of every student athlete who chooses to be a part of our program.
* Teach the game of football while developing lifelong skills.
* Emphasize sportsmanship, composure, and class.
* Guide each student/athlete in reaching their fullest potential
* Create a sense of pride for the football program within the community.
* Have fun!!!!
* Honor the game of football.
* Win the CFA Championship, Bring home the Super Bowl Trophy !!!
NLMFA FOOTBALL COACHING PHILOSOPHY (All about the Kids)
Our philosophy is to establish a fundamentally sound and committed athlete who believes both athletic and academic contests are essential. Coaches will be committed in creating a youth environment that strives to achieve high academic and athletic standards.
To accomplish those standards, coaches will pursue every avenue available to ensure every young participant receives the necessary tools for success on and off the field. We, as coaches, adopt the responsibility to continually develop a program which provides an opportunity for our youth to learn a lifetime of treasured values. Examples such as: instilling sportsmanship and fair play to all young members of the Northern Lebanon Football Program, creates an indispensable stepping stone towards developing a proud football program.
Goals set forth by the coaches will be challenging but attainable and embody an integrated work ethic. All goals should embrace the “whole community experience” – which encompasses members of the NLMFA coaching staff, NLMFA board members, parents, family members, as well as the local community. Support from the “whole community” is vital in developing our football youth.
With a concerted effort, hard work, and a never ending desire to do our best, we can accomplish a complete learning experience. Listed below are factors that enable coaches to be triumphant and transcendent. Factors are, but not limited to:
Dedicating equal time to all players
Giving adequate playing time for players to showcase their development (weight limit considerations, any form of disrespect to teammates, officials, or the game, and chronic missed practices are repercussions to adequate playing time)
Developing multiple player skill sets
Providing a healthy and safe environment for all participants
Fostering a team first experience, regardless of an individual’s ability
Focusing on player development that builds a positive attitude in winning or losing
Giving the same respect to all players as coaches demand from the players
Encouraging two way communications between players, coaches, and parents
Adopting “whole community” involvement
Simply setting the right example
In closing, we hope to cultivate a winning attitude on and off the field. An emphasis will be placed on – respect – from all participating parties. Our coaching philosophy will embrace the league’s mission statement and program goals to help develop an overall positive reputation with a safe environment. Our mantra “All about the Kids” will be consistent with the single most important feature of all great youth programs… The Kids!