I. We don’t complain; this person can handle most situations and very rarely complains about anything on or off the field. STRENGTH- II. The player does something every day. This individual has remarkable self-discipline, trains without omission or substitution, and every day has a plan to do something to get better. DISCIPLINED- III. This is the focused individual that is here for the “right reason”. They lead their life with the proper balance and an orientation towards their growth, and against the highest public standards and most noble universal ideals, who makes good choices to best represent themselves, their team, and club. FOCUSED –
IV. We work hard. This person embodies the “human spirit” and never stops pushing themselves. They are relentless in training and in the match. RELENTLESS – V. We don’t freak out over ridiculous issues or live in fragile emotional states or create crises where none should exist. RESILIENT –
VI. We choose to be positive. Nothing can make us sad or upset this powerful and positive life force – no mood swings, not even negative circumstances can affect us. POSITIVE-
VII. We treat everyone with respect. This person goes out of their way to never separate them self from anyone or make anyone feel beneath them. “Class is the graceful way you treat someone even when they can do nothing for you.” CLASS-
VIII. We care about each other as teammates and as human beings. This is that non-judgmental, caring and inclusive friend that never says a negative thing about anyone and embraces everyone because of their humanity, with no separation by academic class, social class, race, religious preference. CARING-
IX. When we don’t play as much as we would like we are supporting the team and its goals. This remarkably self-sacrificing, generous person always places the team before them self. SUPPORTER – X. We play for each other. This is the player that works past their comfort zone, covering for all their teammates in the toughest games. Their effort and care (verbal encouragement) make them a pleasure to play with and their selflessness on and off the field helps everyone around them. SELFLESS –
XI. This is the leader on the field that is less concerned about their popularity and more concerned about holding everyone to the highest standards and driving their teammates to their potential. This person competes all the time and demands that everyone else do as well. LEADERSHIP - XII. We want our lives (and not just in soccer) to be ever growing but for that to happen properly our fundamental attitude about life and our appreciation for it is critical. This is that humble, gracious high-achiever that is grateful for everything that they have been given in life, and has a contagious generosity and optimism that lights up a room just by walking into it. GRATEFUL – "source- UNC"