“Encouraging athletes with positive reinforcement helps them hear and heed the necessary corrections. With that winning combination of truthful, specific praise and constructive criticism, athletic performance improves and so do the chances that kids stick with sports longer and learn all the valuable life lessons inherently available through organized competition.”
from the Postive Coaching Alliance website
Club Cruz is a strong supporter of the Positive Coaching Alliance and the values it represents.
The mental game is a very large component of successful athleticism, particularly for youth, and positive reinforcement is critical for development. Club Cruz’s coaching staff and leadership are constantly developing methodologies and practices to improve the mental foundations appropriate to the various age groups our club supports.
Our goal is to create a positive, not punitive, framework for development. We are do not devalue, belittle, or intentionally harm the player’s skills or results, but rather frame their competitive development in a positive way. To be clear, we are creating very serious, very focused and fierce competitors, but doing so in a positive framework.