“But why, some say, the moon? Why choose this as our goal? And they may well ask why climb the highest mountain? Why, 35 years ago, fly the Atlantic? …We choose to go to the moon… We choose to go to the moon in this decade and do the other things, not because they are easy, but because they are hard, because that goal will serve to organize and measure the best of our energies and skills, because that challenge is one that we're willing to accept, one we are unwilling to postpone,and one we intend to win.”
What Does It Take: Attitude, Effort and Accountability
Players are expected to focus on things they can control. Every day, every player is expected to come in with a high level mindset. You might not be the faster player, best dribbler, or the smartest tactician; you can't control the coach, your parents, or the outside word; but everyone can control their attitude and effort and must hold themselves accountable to the high standard we strive for.
You should come to training with a positive and supportive attitude. Players are expected to encourage and build up their teammates. They cannot get down on themselves or their peers. We must at all times remain mental focused and positive. Additionally, every player should train at their maximum level every day. You won't always feel at your best, but you must push through and provide maximum effort, if not for yourself, then for your teammates.
Finally, players must understand that a coach, parent, teacher, or peer will not always be there to force you to do the right thing. Players must hold themselves accountable, whether that is on the soccer field, in the classroom, or outside of school. Make good choices and good things will come to you.
John F. Kennedy, September 12, 1962
Alumni Game: June 26, 2015
Youth Camp: June 22-26, 2015
Team Camp: July 14-16, 2015