Massapequa Youth Football
Since 1958
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  • Travel Teams

    Massapequa Mustang Football is much

    more than athletes and coaches taking

    the field to play a game - it is a family.


    Mustang Pride since 1958!


    Our fans, support staff and athletes are all

    'Dedicated to Excellence' through Integrity,

    Trust, Respect, Teamwork and Loyalty.




    It is this commitment on and off the

    field that makes the Mustangs unique

    and assures that the long and rich

    tradition of Mustang Excellence

    will keep growing for years to come.


    Go to our Travel Teams page...



  • Town Divisions

    MUSTANG TOWN DIVISIONS


    Our intramural divisions are used
    to promote wellness and allow players
    who do not compete on our travel level
    an opportunity to be active.


    Out goal is to provide the opportunity for
    every participant, regardless of his/her
    ability, to realize the joy and fun of
    participation in football.




    Click on the link below for more
    information...



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  • Flag Teams

    YOUTH FLAG FOOTBALL

    Our flag divsion provides young
    players a fun and exciting opportunity
    to engage in non-contact, continuous
    action while learning lessons in
    teamwork.


    The program is designed to educate
    young people about football while
    emphasizing participation and
    sportsmanship. Players learn skills
    and lessons that help them succeed
    both on and off the field.



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    more information...


  • Cheerleading

    Our Mustang Cheeleaders are known for

    their excellence with high standards

    and as always, safety is always our

    number one priority.


    Our cheerleading program teaches the

    importance of teamwork, diligence and

    responsibility.


    The goal of our program is to produce

    young people that have a respect for

    themselves, others, and the sport of

    cheer, and helps them be the best that

    they can be!

    More about our Mustangs Cheerleader Program...

  • Coaching

    Coaches are the key to effective

    personal, team and group

    development.


    With the Massapequa Mustangs we believe

    truly effective coaching occurs in

    the context of an ongoing relationship

    between the coach and participant,

    founded upon experience,

    mutual honesty, trust and positive regard.


    Learn about the Mustangs Coaching Philosophy ...

  • About Us

    Massapua Mustangs Youth

    Football provides the perfect

    opportunity for boys and girls to be in

    a structured environment that will teach




    young people how interact and

    collaborate with other people within

    a team framework.

    Massapequa

    Youth Football Since 1958!

     

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The
Mustangs
Coaching
Philosophy


Mustang coaching and mentoring are mainly used for player development both on and off the field of play. The coach/ mentor must indicate a positive change in individuals and to encourage the transfer of knowledge from the coach / mentor to the player.

The Mustang coach/ mentor plays a very important role in transferring knowledge to the player and helps the person in enhancing his personal growth, physically and mentally.

Mustang Coach and Mentor Qualities

A Mustang coach or mentor possesses the following attributes:

  • Good listener
  • Emotionally intelligent
  • Good motivator
  • Inspiringly persuasive or influential
  • Realistic and practical
  • Open-minded
  • Approachable
  • Patient, understanding and considerate
  • People-oriented
  • Supportive
  • An achiever
  • Respected

Mustang Coaching and Mentoring Roles

a. Advisor
b. Counselor
c. Friend or Supporter
d. Facilitator or Guide
e. Instructor or Teacher
f. Motivator
g. Organizer and Planner
h. Role Model




Primary Coaching Skills

Rapport-Building

The skill of building rapport is the same as being people-oriented and having good interpersonal skills. Since the connection between a Mustang coach and a player must be properly established, rapport-building is deemed necessary in order to attain a level of understanding between the coach and the player.


Listening Ability

The ability to be a good and active listener is very essential to Mustang coaching. Listening is not just about understanding the verbal cues but also listening to what is not said. A Mustang coach also makes conversation a two-way street during the session which means that the player is given the opportunity to talk and open up more while the coach actively listens.


Questioning Ability

A Mustang coach must be able to apply effective questioning techniques and must know how to ask intelligent questions. The use of open-ended questions is effective as this type of questioning encourages the player to elaborate more.


Communication Skill

Since Mustang coaching involves a lot of discussions and open conversations between the coach and the player, the coach should know how to effectively get the message across to the player with ease. This is especially important during the giving of feedback to the player. A Mustang coach must be able to relay feedback and remarks constructively and positively without demeaning the player’s self-esteem.


Mustang Coaching and Mentoring Skills

  • Ability to promote trust and respect
  • Ability to facilitate level of understanding
  • Ability to create an effective coaching and mentoring process
  • Ability to motivate and inspire
  • Ability to offer positive and constructive feedback
  • Ability to guide the player in goal setting and attainment
  • Ability to stimulate action
  • Ability to inculcate self-awareness and self-knowledge
  • Ability to open up new perspectives
  • Ability to follow a variety of approaches in coaching styles and techniques
  • Ability to recognize significant changes in thoughts and behavior
  • Ability to assist in identifying the value in a situation

Mustang Coaching Best Practices

  • 1. Coaching Preparation
  • 2. Build a Positive and Trusting Coaching Relationship
  • 3. Setting of Expectations
  • 4. Coaching Plan and Practice
  • 5. Observe Practice
  • 6. Develop Coaching Strategy and Technique
  • 7. Conduct Coaching Session
  • 8. Evaluate Progress of Performance