BLACKHEATH RHINO'S CLUB ETHOS
At the forefront of our philosophy lies family. Blackheath Rhino’s started as a small, family run business with the hopes of bringing together a community by sharing a love of football.
Football has permeated much of my life and my time with my family whether it was arguing over who had to play goalkeeper or which brother got to pick their team first. Football has always been synonymous with family. Our aim now is to share this love and invite you to join the team. Overall, we believe that community is what unpins everything. We loved watching as our one team grew to two, as new families began to greet each other at every practise and as each player welcomed a new member to the team with open arms.
Children thrive in environments where they are encouraged to grow, to play, to try and to dive head first. At Blackheath Rhinos our goal is to create an environment where your children feel supported enough to do all of this and more. We want to make a space where each child’s needs and abilities are catered to and where each individual feels they are able to enhance their football knowledge as well as their friendships. Each player, whether they are first timers or regulars will be taught with the same attention, respect and care that we all deserve.
As adults we all know that nothing truly amazing happens without a few wrong turns. Even if we sometimes don’t like admitting this to our children.
At Blackheath Rhinos we never want a fear of failure to stop our players from stepping onto the pitch and so we use positive reinforcement as our main form of coaching. We encourage each and every child to leap boldly and try new things and remind them that each new skill or football challenge starts with the simple action of putting on your shoes and stepping onto the pitch.
FUN, FUN AND MORE FUN
We can all remember how we felt when we won something, we worked really hard on and whilst winning can be amazing what we prefer to focus on is fun. We use effort-based praised rather than results-based praise because we believe that only when our players are enjoying themselves, putting in the best they can, and actively reaching for their dreams can we achieve something amazing as a team. Regardless of what our winning streak looks like what is more important to each coach is our players' enjoyment and love of the game.