Contributed by Coach Dennis Hutter
My hope is that you can make some adaptations to the document that fit your team’s standards and ideals and share it with your players, no matter what your sport.
The ABC’s for Your Team/strong>
Attitude – An Attitude of Gratitude, writing thank you notes once a week to someone who has helped you.
Balance – The ability to be successful in life while dealing with your football, academic, and personal life.
Commitment – What every player understands is necessary to become the player and team we want to be.
Discipline – Doing the right thing, at the right time, every time you do it, no matter who is watching.
Excellence – What we achieve every day through effort, energy, execution and emphasis on the little things.
Family – What we are, we are more than a team, we are a Family.
Greatness –What we strive for everyday from on the field, to in the classroom. to in our personal lives.
Honor – Understanding the opportunity they have to play sports.
Integrity – Handling all situations with a positive mental, physical and emotional state of mind.
Journey – It is not the finish line, it is everything done in the time heading to the finish line.
Knowledge – Upperclassmen passing down the culture of our program to the new players.
Leadership – Every player on our team has a leadership responsibility, and that is your Example.
Motivation – What will make you the player that you want to be, intrinsic motivation cannot be taught.
N.B.A. – Next Best Action.
Opportunity – What every player gets being a part of our family, from Varsity to Junior Varsity.
Pride – Understanding what/who you are playing for, and giving everything you have for that cause.
Quality – The product produced by doing the right things.
Respect – The manner in which we treat all people. We care about people.
Servanthood – Giving back to the people who helped you get to where you are.
Tenacity – Our Attitude whenever we step on the field.
Unselfishness – Being able to take the attention off of ourselves and put it on our teammates.
Victory – What we strive for every time we step on the field. Not just on the scoreboard.
WIN – What’s Important Now?
Xample – It’s not the Main thing, it’s the ONLY thing!
Youth – Interacting with youth around the area through camps, helping at their school and games.
Zeal – The way in which we approach every situation.