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