The Scottish Football Association

Be a positive player

Learn to play and win the PCS way

You play the game because you love it. Every player enjoys playing and winning games of football. Positive players strive to win games but they also focus on playing the game fairly, learning and developing through effort and being a team player. At PCS, we have a programme that will help you become a positive player.

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Player Tools

Tools to make yourself better

Advice on how to best prepare for games, recover from games, deal with nerves, bounce back from mistakes and plan your own development.

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Player Tools

Tools to make your teammates better

Positive players help others around them to get better. Often that means giving feedback on their performances and a positive player does this in a way to build confidence in his/her team-mate and not drain their confidence. The positive sandwich is a simple technique that can help you give constructive feedback.

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Player Tools

Tools to make the game better

What would you do if a player in your team did not honour our game? Would you stand up to them or play down to their level? Positive players believe in the concept of moral courage, standing up for what is right even when others disagree with you. Moral courage is doing the right thing because it's right, not because you might win the match. Positive players would do what's right even if it meant losing the match.

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