GAME ON The Sideline: Coach Alviti, North Kingstown
Monday, April 04, 2011
What is your coaching experience?
I started coaching the Men's club team in 1976 at Assumption College in Worcester. Since then I've coached the U11 and U15 boys and girls youth lacrosse in North Kingstown, assisted with the Metacomet Rising Junior girls elite team, assistant varsity and head JV coach at North Kingstown HS and two years as head coach for the men's club team at University of RI
What are you looking forward to for this season?
I am back as assistant coach at North Kingstown HS and I am looking forward to helping coach the boys team to the State Championship and at the same time watching my daughter's girls team at NK also compete for the girls D1 title. In addition, I will also be watching my son's URI team compete for their D1 PCLL club championship. It’s going to be a great lacrosse year for me.
What’s been your greatest success as a coach?
The moment that I enjoyed most was at the 2006 RI state championship game. I watched as 10 seniors that I had coached as 12 year olds come full circle together and as underdogs, win the state crown for themselves and see my son receive the well deserved MVP award for the game.
What’s been your biggest failure?
My biggest failure was during my coaching; I can remember three players that had left the game because they were not having fun playing lacrosse. I make myself accountable for this kind of thing because my ultimate goal is for all of my players to enjoy the game so much that they make it their passion as I have and keep playing the game thru their whole life
Who have been the best players you’ve coached?
My son Steven is, overall the best that I have coached. There have been better finishers, better shooters but no one has possessed the whole package including the intangibles like the best "sense of the field" and by far the most intense athlete that I know.
How do you motivate your players?
My feeling is that players must be self-motivated. My job is to bring the horse to the water, but he must drink it. Enjoying and Honoring "The Game" is the ultimate. John Holmes, the previous head coach at NK taught me that.
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