11 Pillars of Character

What essential character traits do high level soccer players need? 

The answer to this question is not easy. We spent an extraordinary amount of time discussing it.  We believe we have identified the key traits that now will become the pillars to our coaching.

San Ramon FC will strive to instill these eleven pillars of character in every player within our club.

More importantly, these eleven traits will serve every player well not only on the soccer field, but in school and later in their adult lives.

Accountability:  An obligation and willingness to accept responsibility for one’s actions

Competitiveness: A strong desire to win while exerting the best effort in order to succeed; striving to always improve

Confidence:  A belief in yourself, your team, and your collective ability that you can achieve a desired goal

Creativity:  The ability to imagine new ideas, solutions, or possibilities

Inclusiveness:   An acceptance of another’s opinions, views and suggestions

Integrity:  A quality that implies honesty, fairness, ethics, good sportsmanship and moral character

Leadership:  An ability to help a team reach a common goal by listening, inspiring, and encouraging others

Passion:  A strong feeling of enthusiasm or excitement toward something

Perseverance: A steady persistence to try to do something even though it is difficult; continuing in the face of difficulty

Respect:  An understanding that someone or something is important and should be treated in an appropriate way

Teamwork:  Working as a group to achieve a common goal


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