Our 5 E's Philosophy

Athletes, parents, and coaches use the 5 E's philosophy as guiding principles - on and off the field.


Be conscious of your actions, words, and thoughts. Elevate your performance both mentally and physically, but most importantly, be a great teammate and team leader.


Always be a student of the game. Push yourself to learn all that you can from your teammates and foster a mutually beneficial environment where they can learn from you.


Your team is relying on you to execute well and as expected. There is no room for apathy, slow execution, or poor sportsmanship.


Sports are just one small part of your life, and life is only significant when it becomes about others. Learn to sacrifice and lead with character.


Be mindful of and evaluate your words and actions during practice, at games, and in your personal time. Be accountable for you and encourage others to help make you better in this process.

Positive Coaching Alliance

Engaged Athletics is a member of the Positive Coaching Alliance, an organization that develops BETTER ATHLETES, BETTER PEOPLE through resources for youth and high school sports coaches, parents, administrators, and student-athletes. Engaged Athletics is proud to incorporate the philosophy of the Positive Coaching Alliance into coach's training camps and setting expectations for parents to elevate the performance and participation of everyone involved. 

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A positive approach gets the most from youth and high school athletes, which is what coaches, parents and the athletes themselves want. Staying positive also helps youth get the most out of sports.

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.


A Note to Parents

We abide by the following belief that your child’s success or lack of success in sports does not indicate what kind of parent you are. But having an athlete that is coachable, respectful, a great teammate, mentally tough, resilient, and tries their best IS a direct reflection of your parenting.

We not only hold our athletes and coaches to a higher standard, but we extend that to our parents as well. Working together, we will develop our athletes into future leaders both on and off the court.