Champions of Character Student

The preseason is one of the most important times in an athlete's development. If done right your activities in the preseason can increase your chances of success during the season. From skill development, conditioning, and communication the preseason begins the important task of laying the foundations for building your season. It is important that character development is included in the foundation.

Be honest with yourself as you evaluate how often you apply the five core values.

* 1. Email

* 2. Integrity - knowing and doing what is right.

  Always Frequently Sometimes Rarely Never
COMMITTED: Set high standards for your behavior & stick to them, even in difficult situations.
COURAGEOUS: Stand up for what you believe is just & good.
HONEST: Choose words & actions that are sincere, not misleading.
DISCIPLINED: Remain dedicated & self-controlled, even when challenged.
RESILIENT: Learn from mistakes & losses; seize the opportunity to improve.

* 3. Respect - treating others the way I want to be treated.

  Always Frequently Sometimes Rarely Never
ACCEPTING: Support everyone’s worth & dignity, regardless of background, abilities or beliefs.
CONSIDERATE: Always be aware of & honor others’ rights & feelings.
ATTENTIVE: Be ready to learn from coaches, officials & other contestants.
ENCOURAGING: Demonstrate concern for the growth & development of all others.
APPRECIATIVE: Value the guidance of supportive adult & student leaders.

* 4. Responsibility - embrace opportunities to contribute.

  Always Frequently Sometimes Rarely Never
HELPFUL: Understand & advance the group’s positive goals.
CONSCIENTIOUS: Be aware & careful of the choices you make.
ACCOUNTABLE: Accept that your actions impact everyone around you.
PERSEVERING: Work through difficulty & discouragement in pursuit of individual & team objectives.
RELIABLE: Prove that others can depend on you.

* 5. Sportsmanship - bring your best to any competition.

  Always Frequently Sometimes Rarely Never
COOPERATIVE: Join teammates, opponents, coaches & officials in a mutual quest for excellence.
FAIR: Compete skillfully, guided by the letter & spirit of the rules.
GRACIOUS: Savor the challenge of a tough competitor & meet it with your finest performance, win or lose.
HONORABLE: Respect the game & everyone’s contributions.
HUMBLE: Take success in stride – share the credit.

* 6. Servant Leadership - serving the common good while focusing on the team's mission and purpose.

  Always Frequently Sometimes Rarely Never
EMPOWERING: Inspire & help others to grow, succeed & lead.
VISIONARY: Raise expectations for yourself & the team.
INTERCONNECTED: Recognize the vital link between individual effort & group achievement.
GENEROUS: Freely contribute hard work & support to reach the team’s goals.
ENERGETIC: Initiate action - do what needs to be done.