Club Philosophy

Lou Fusz Athletic aims to be the premier Midwest youth development club. We bring a professional approach to improving the St. Louis youth sports landscape as a whole. We believe a rising tide lifts all ships; and will continue to provide world-class facilities, the highest level of coaching and mentorship, with an emphasis in offsetting the financial barriers that prevent all from participating in the game. Our foundational principles will guide us to instill valuable lessons on and off the field that are achieved in sport, and most importantly a young athlete’s future.

LFA has existed to provide a fun, competitive environment for young athletes to play the sports they love, and that won't change. The development of a well-rounded player is the goal of the LFA. Through quality coaching, numerous development opportunities, and a focus on integrity and character, we aim to create players & teams that compete at the highest possible levels. Positive parental support is expected. The playing experience is designed by the club but it is ensured by players, coaches, and parents/fans. It's important that each player enjoys playing the game every time they step on a field.

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The Fusz Philosophy

— Respect and fairness should always be given to everyone on the field, at our facility, and in the community.
— Hard Work and dedication during practice and game time creates improvement in sports. When you put forth the effort, sooner or later the results will show.
— Enjoyment through a fun and proper atmosphere develops a passion for the sport, making it fun to play and watch.
— Excellence is the result of always striving to do better and playing your best. Excellence from both teams on the field deserve applause.
— Progress is made on and off the field with forward thinking. We do not believe there will be a time when we have reached our peak and stopped moving forward.


Sportsmanship is the fair and generous treatment of others in sports and is essential to the development of a good player. There are many qualities of good sportsmanship including respect & fairness towards the opponents/officials and enjoyment of the game. It creates a strong sense of fellowship with your competitors. It involves being both a "good winner" and "good loser". It is achieved by showing self-control, courage, good form, integrity, and persistence during the game. Always accept responsibility for any mistakes you have made and keep your perspective in the game. Understanding and practicing these ideas are critical to the longevity and enjoyment of the sport; a balance among them must be found to demonstrate true sportsmanship.