The focus of the character development program is on developing positive behaviors, which reflect widely accepted community values. By concentrating on specific areas of character development, players are provided with ample opportunities to learn, understand, and practice each trait, on the soccer, in school and at home.
The character traits are broader than their titles and contain many facets. These character traits are not hierarchical or bound by sequence; each is equally important. Often when examining one value, others come into play. The important concept is that players obtain a clearer understanding of each value, and thus obtain a clearer understanding of right and wrong, acceptable behavior, and good citizenship.
The expectations and goals for the Character Development Program are quite simple:
Develop a caring Soccer community that promotes and models the core values.
Create a coaching staff with an understanding of its role as character coaches and the skills necessary to foster character development in players.
Develop players that learn about, understand, practice, and model core values and positive character traits.
Team – We can do it together.
Service – Helping others.
Respect - A feeling of deep admiration for someone or something because of what it means to you.
Integrity – Doing what’s right even when no one is watching.
Gratitude - Be thankful and show appreciation always return kindness.
Quiet Confidence – Believe in yourself.
Sportsmanship - Fair and generous treatment of others, when we play.