What are Pride and Poise?
Pride and Poise are how our players conduct themselves at practice, games, and off the field. It is more than a motto but values that we strive to instill in our youth lacrosse players.
Pride is the strong sense of team our club fosters. Through good sportsmanship, we can be proud of how we conduct ourselves on and off the field. We are proud to play a sport created by Native Americans, and we are proud to represent the town of El Dorado Hills.
Playing an intense game like lacrosse requires a tremendous amount of strategy. However, that strategy gets lost when too much emotion is on the field. In difficult situations, we ask our players to keep their poise. By keeping their poise, their heads and emotions are in check, and players and teams achieve better outcomes on the field.
My goal is to give every player more than just lacrosse skills when they move on from our club. Through Pride and Poise, our players can continue with these values throughout life.
Pride. Poise. Trojans.
Coach Josh Vinciguerra
pride /prīd/ noun
a feeling of deep pleasure or satisfaction derived from one's own achievements, the achievements of those with whom one is closely associated, or from qualities or possessions that are widely admired.
poise /poiz/ noun
easy self-possessed assurance of manner: gracious tact in coping or handling