We will provide a safe and positive playing experience for all of our participants while teaching the value of teamwork, dedication, discipline and leadership. We will continue the tradition of Kinnelon Football while helping our players learn and grow together as a team - making friendships and memories that will last a lifetime. And ABOVE ALL our mission and our focus will always be about what is best for the kids.
Words to Live By
"Work in silence. Don't show anyone what you're doing. Let your performance on Friday nights and Saturday nights and Sunday nights show all the hard work you put in. Don't worry about all that social media stuff." --Joe Burrow
"Success isn't owned, it's leased. And rent is due every day." --J.J. Watt
"To me, football is so much about mental toughness, it's digging deep, it's doing whatever you need to do to help a team win and that comes in a lot of shapes and forms." --Tom Brady
"The most valuable player is the one who makes the most players valuable." --Peyton Manning
KINNELON JUNIOR FOOTBALL ASSOCIATION COACHING PHILOSOPHY
EMPHASIS ON THREE FUNDAMENTALS:
- A Positive Organizational Culture
- Perfect Effort
POSITIVE ORGANIZATIONAL CULTURE
We will teach our players through positive reinforcement. Mistakes will happen, but we will encourage our players to correct mistakes through reinforcement of the proper way to achieve success.
Coach every player to get the best out of them. Focus on everyone during the season, looking to continuously improve each player. Understand the enormous influence a coach can have on a player - we are together 5 days a week for 4 months.
Inappropriate behavior by players will occur (e.g. goofing off) and players will be disciplined. However, we will refrain from yelling or demeaning our players in order to maintain our Positive Organizational Culture!
Football is the greatest team sport and it teaches life lessons. We will teach our players about sportsmanship, team over individual, discipline, hard work and overcoming obstacles.
Coaches will be professional and respect the game. We will never say anything negative to opposing coaches or officials and we will show only respect. If you have nothing good to say, say nothing at all. A hand shake and good game is all that is needed. We will lead by example.
We will never be perfect, but we can always strive for perfect effort.
For Our Players - we ask that they bring their best effort in everything they do. If you make a mistake make it at 100 mph. Bring Perfect Effort for yourself, for your teammates and for your coaches.
For Our Coaches - we will bring Perfect Effort in how we coach. We will be the most prepared team in the league. We will game plan as a coaching staff and provide our players with the best opportunity to succeed. Prior Preparation Prevents Poor Performance.
Football is a game. We strive for excellence, but we never lose site that we should be having FUN!!!!!