About Team Esface Athletics
Team Esface Athletics Movement (“TEAM ESFACE”) is an athletic-based youth training and development organization aimed at providing the best athletics coaching to boys and girls in order to achieve positive returns on and off the training arena. Founded in 2005 as a natural offshoot of Esface, Inc, TEAM ESFACE started as an individual training program and has since developed into sponsoring and hosting camps, clinics and high school/NJB/AAU teams along the peninsula of the SF Bay Area.
TEAM ESFACE camps and clinics include Matt Lottich Life Skills Basketball Camp (MLLS), Offense University, and the After School Club. TEAM ESFACE sponsored teams include 2010 CCS Champions Eastside College Prep Panthers, National Champion Sequoia NJB 7th Grade All Net team, National Runner-up Sequoia NJB 5th Grade All Net team and the National Runner-up Redwood NJB All Net 5th Grade team. Click the following links for information on CLINICS, CAMPS, AAU CLUB TEAMS, PRIVATE TRAINING. For all Upcoming Events, please CLICK HERE.
TEAM ESFACE Athletics Movement Philosophy
All training is aimed at achieving A+ (the highest mark) in Athletics, Academics and Attitude.
TEAM ESFACE promotes individually-tailored goals and skill drills to achieve the best athletic outcomes. Adopted from the research of “Talent is Overrated” and “Outliers,” athletes are encouraged to put quality time (“deliberate practice”) in practice as opposed to focusing on early signs of “talent.” Our coaching is designed to help athletes develop “the right way to practice” so when they practice away from camps, clinics or individual sessions, they are equipped with skill drills and routines to help them get better at “the right way.” (A common maxim coached is “If you practice the right thing, you get better at the right thing; if you practice the wrong thing, you get better at the wrong thing.”)
TEAM ESFACE emphasizes the “student” in student-athlete. Through anecdotes and games as well as through personal relationships and an interest in their off-court academic performance, coaches are trained to instill a value in academics. Furthermore, our emphasis in academics promotes young athletes becoming true students of the game: learning the historical, factual and mental forms of the game. The birthplace of basketball, the length of a high school court and the NBA leader in assists are example facts that are encouraged in our coaching philosophy.
TEAM ESFACE believes athletics and high-stakes competition is a ripe environment to coach positive attitude. The true test of an athlete is not where he or she stands in times of comfort, but in times of conflict and adversity. Losing, poor performance, and interpersonal conflict are regular opportunities TEAM ESFACE coaches seize to teach valuable life lessons on attitude. The lessons encouraging a positive attitude are the longest lasting lessons that our athletes learn.
TEAM ESFACE READER (taken right now from the Positive Coaching Bookshelf)
The Positive Coach’s Book Shelf
Check out these great books on positive coaching and related books by members of the PCA advisory committee.
The Double Goal Coach - Jim Thompson
Living, Leading and the American Dream - John Gardner
Sacred Hoops: Spiritual Lessons of a Hardwood Warrior - Phil Jackson and Hugh Delehanty
101 Ways to Be a Terrific Sports Parent - Joel Fish
My Losing Season - Pat Conroy
Real Boys: Rescuing Our Sons from the Myths of Boyhood - William Pollack
Catch Them Being Good: Everything You Need to Know to Successfully Coach Girls - Tony Dicicco, Colleen Hacker and Charles Salzberg
Raising a Team Player: Teaching Kids Lasting Values on the Field, on the Court and on the Bench - Harry Sheehy, Danny Peary and Joe Torre
Teacher: The One Who Made The Difference - Mark Edmundson
The Baffled Parent’s Guide to Coaching Youth Soccer - Bobby Clark
The Last Days of Summer - Steve Kluger
A Coach’s Life: My Forty Years in College Basketball - Dean Smith
On Leadership - John Gardner
Self-Renewal - John Gardner
Leading Minds: An Anatomy of Leadership - Howard Gardner
Self-Efficacy: The Exercise of Control - Albert Bandura
Built to Last: Successful Habits of Visionary Companies - Jerry Porras, James Collins
Flow: The Psychology of Optimal Experience - Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi
Flow in Sports - Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi, Susan Jackson
Character Development and Physical Activity - Brenda Bredemeier and David Shields
Values of the Game - Bill Bradley
They Call Me Coach - John Wooden
Building a Champion - Bill Walsh
A Sense of Where You Are - John McPhee
Mastery: The Keys to Success and Long-Term Fulfillment - George Leonard
The Ultimate Athlete - George Leonard
Smashing Barriers - Richard Lapchick
In These Girls, Hope Is a Muscle - Madeleine Blais
Way to Go, Coach: A Scientifically-Proven Approach to Coaching Effectiveness - Ronald Smith, Frank Small
Friday Night Lights: A Town, A Team, and a Dream - H. G. Bissinger
When Pride Still Mattered - David Maraniss
Why Johnny Hates Sports - Fred Engh
Season of Life - Jeffrey Marx
Creative Coaching Jerry Lynch
We Own This Game - Robert Andrew Powell
Reforming Sports Before the Clock Runs Out -Bruce B. Svare
Play Baseball the Ripken Way - Cal Ripken, Jr., and Bill Ripken