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Pillars of Character

Pillars of Character

Essential character traits for success.
San Ramon FC believes in 11 Pillars of Character as essential traits for not only successful soccer players, but successful young men and women.  The club uses these pillars to guide our programs, teaching, and curriculum to fulfill our mission of developing players, character, and community through soccer.  

Look for this pillars graphic on other web pages

When you visit the program pages on the club website, you may see a "pillars" graphic and a list of the pillars of character that can commonly be developed through participation in that program.  

Learn More

Each character trait will have its own dedicated page with content to help families and players. These pages are still being developed. When completed, below you will find a link to each of the eleven pillars of character.  Each page will highlight the pillar with videos, articles, and content related to each pillar. If you have a suggestion for content (an article or video, etc) on a specific pillar, please contact us and share your idea.


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



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


A belief in yourself, your team, and your collective ability that you can achieve the desired goal.


The ability to imagine new ideas, solutions, or possibilities.



An acceptance of another’s opinions, views, and suggestions.


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


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



A strong feeling of enthusiasm or excitement toward something.


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


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



Working as a group to achieve a common goal.