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Club Philosophy

The Lou Fusz Athletic soccer club exists to provide a fun, competitive environment for young athletes to play soccer. The development of a well-rounded soccer player is the goal of the LFA. Through quality coaching, numerous development opportunities, and a focus on integrity and character, we aim to create teams that compete at the highest possible levels. One way in which we do this is by practicing the 5 points of the Fusz Philosophy (our core values) and encouraging our coaches and players to do the same. Positive parental support is expected. The soccer playing experience is designed by the LFA soccer club but is ensured by players, coaches, and parents/ fans. It is important to the club that each player enjoys playing the game every time he or she steps on a field.

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The Fusz Philosophy

— Respect and fairness to everyone on the field, at our facility, and in the community
— Hard Work and dedication during practice and game time creates improvement in sports. When you put forth the effort, sooner or later the results will show.
— Enjoyment through a fun and proper atmosphere develops a passion for the sport, making it fun to play and watch.
— Excellence is the result of always striving to do better and playing your best. Excellence from both teams on the field deserve applause.
— Progress is made on and off the field with all of the above and forward thinking. We do not believe there will be a time when we have reached our peak and stopped moving forward.

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It's the fair and generous treatment of others in sports and is essential to the development of a good player. There are many qualities of good sportsmanship including respect & fairness towards the opponents/officials and enjoyment of the game. This creates a strong sense of fellowship with your competitors. It involves being both a "good winner" and "good loser" (like applauding the other team when they do something well). This is achieved by showing self-control, courage, good form, integrity, and persistence during the game. Always accept responsibility for any mistakes you have made and keep your perspective in the game.

Understanding and practicing these ideas are critical to the longevity and enjoyment of the sport; a balance amongst them must be found to demonstrate true sportsmanship. LFA hopes to instill this idea in all our players as they develop and mature throughout their youth soccer career with our club though a fun and proper atmosphere, and teaching our philosophy.