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Greene County Youth Athletic Association




GCYAA strives to instill mutual respect, trust, self-confidence, and a sense of community pride. Through leadership and exceptional guidance of our coaches; participants in our program will learn teamwork, discipline, self-awareness, and the ability to work with others regardless of gender, race, religion, or philosophy. The aim of our culture is to help the youth of our community become productive citizens through the impact of positive role models and an exceptional experience that will carry on for a lifetime.

PO Box 324
Jefferson, Iowa 50129
Email : [email protected]
Phone : 515-386-3070

This statement serves as a philosophical guide for behavior, policy, and decision making of GCYAA. It is
not the policy and procedures document of GCYAA. All parents and coaches should strive to adopt this
philosophy to enhance the youth sport experience of the child.

Core Beliefs
● Each athlete has potential; develop it.
● Each athlete is capable of doing something to positively affect the team; help them to discover
   what that is.
● Each athlete has a strength; identify and enhance it.
● See what the athlete CAN do and figure out how to utilize that skill rather than focusing upon what
   they CAN’T do.
● Develop self-efficacy of every athlete by
○ documenting accomplishments
○ helping them to develop an adversity quotient
○ teaching assertiveness
○ demonstrating the power of listening
○ emphasizing existing talents
● An environment of trust leads to more risk taking, innovation, and creativity and will be reflected in
   greater productivity by the students/players.
● Do no harm, physically and psychologically. Put the well-being of the participants first.


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