Punxsutawney Area Girls Soccer Philosophy
As your coach, it is my personal philosophy that soccer, beyond a game, is a source of strength for yourself and the relationships you will create. I would like the philosophy of this team to be one of dedication, perseverance, and collaboration. Breaking down those terms, I would expect to see the following actions:
- Use your voice and your actions to move the group forward - It’s well known that actions speak volumes and will affect how your teammates and coaches perceive you. It’s also important to learn how to use your voice to advocate for yourself and others. Speaking up with words of encouragement, gratitude, and concern all show how much you value your team and its individual members.
- Be reliable - You owe it to yourself, and more importantly your teammates, to be reliable. Being reliable means attending all practices and competitions as well as being focused and engaged in the activities with in them.
- Always do your best – Many outside influences can affect your performance on any given day. As long as you are giving your best in each moment, you will see progress in your abilities over time.
- Be proactive – One way to help better your best is to think ahead and be prepared. Getting enough sleep, eating healthy, strengthening areas of weakness, etc., all go into a successful performance.
- Listen – Your coaches and teammates have something to offer. Listen to what they have to say.
- Reflect – This means reflecting on what you see, hear, and do. Not everything you're told is true or helpful. Take time to reflect on how that information relates to you. This is especially helpful with self-doubt or when others are just being mean. If what the nay-sayers are saying is untrue, don’t let it bother you. If there is truth in what they’re saying, make some changes. You carve your own path in life. Reflecting on the results of your actions and the input from others will help you determine if you’re on the right one for you.
- Don’t make assumptions – It’s easy to misunderstand a situation, or an explanation. If you’re not sure about something; ask. If you expect someone to do something, let them know.