PELLA HIGH DUTCH FOOTBALL
Def.— 1) Assured reliance on the character, ability strength, or truth of someone or
2) Dependence on someone
For our program to reach its full potential, we need:
A. Coaches who trust coaches
B. Players who trust coaches
C. Coaches who trust players
D. Parents who trust coaches
E. Coaches who trust parents
We need to have people that can answer YES to the question, “Can I count on you?”
Can we trust you to:
Work towards your goals to make our team better, without having to be reminded or pushed.
Do you have a good SELF-IMAGE? If you have a good self-image, you will have the confidence and attitude it takes to be successful. If you have a low self-image, you cannot be a good leader. You will always be looking for the approval of others. You would be hard to trust. You must first feel good about yourself before others will trust you.
Those who are trustworthy, have the attitude to get better and reach their full potential.
Possibly the hardest word in the English language to define. However, we believe that love certainly involves caring and serving.
Before people will care, they need to know you care.
One of the best ways to generate love and feeling among a group, organization, or team is to follow the Golden Rule. “TREAT OTHERS AS YOU WANT TO BE TREATED.” The basis for teamwork is love and feeling. Teamwork is the foundation for success, excellence, and reaching a groups full potential. If you truly want to help your teammates, a positive energy will permeate our team and great things will happen.
REMEMBER: Love is always a choice. You can choose how to treat your teammates. You can choose how you will respond to your teammates in good and hard times. This doesn’t mean that members of our team always hear what they want to hear and what makes them feel good. There are times for tough love. Discipline is a vital element in any organization. A father who loves his child will discipline him or her in an appropriate manner.
Do you care whether or not you get better? Do you care about your teammates and coaches, and how they feel about you? If the answer is no to these two questions, maybe it is time to change your attitude.
Are you coachable? Do you listen to your coaches and do what is necessary to make yourself better? Coaches love to work with those who really want to improve. We want people who speak with actions not those who just speak with their mouths.
It is extremely important that you, as a member of this team, let others on the team know that you appreciate them. Guys who play more than others need to let the scout team know they are appreciated. One more suggestion, let your parents know that you appreciate them before it’s too late.
I SAW A GROUP OF MEN IN MY HOMETOWN
I saw a group of men
Tearing a building down
With a heave and a ho and a mighty yell
They swung a beam and the sidewall fell
I said to the foreman, “Are these men skilled?”
The type you’d hire if you wanted to build?
And he laughed and said, “Why no indeed”
He said, “Common labor is all I need”
For I can tear down in a day or two
What it took a builder 10 years to do
I thought to myself as I walked away
Which of these roles am I going to play?
Am I the type that constantly tears down
As I make my way foolishly around
Or am I the type that’s trying to build with care
In hopes that my community, family, or organization
Will be glad that I was there
Def.—Agreement or pledge to do something
We believe the word “ACTION” is a key component of commitment.
“THINGS DON’T JUST HAPPEN. YOU NEED TO MAKE THEM HAPPEN!”
OPERATING UNDER POSITIVE PRINCIPLES
A person with high moral and ethical standards has confidence in themselves and makes the commitments necessary to reach their full potential.
Being self-disciplined and staying away from drugs, alcohol, tobacco, trouble in school, or in the community.
Being in control of your tongue and the language that comes from it.
Being a person that will make a valuable contribution to society, the school, and our team.
A person must possess the willingness to learn, anyone can do it if they are willing to put the time into it.
Work year round. We do not believe in specialization. We believe staying involved in athletics is beneficial. However, if you choose not to be involved in other sports, you need to stay active. We expect you to get into the weight room and lift. We expect you to follow the weight program we have implemented. We also expect you to do the plyometric workout and do some running.
REACHING YOUR FULL POTENTIAL
No missed practices or workouts; let our opponents have these problems; we want nothing less than 100% attendance.
No missed assignments. Missed assignments get you beat; be prepared to play mentally as well as physically.
No game mistakes. The team who makes the fewest mistakes usually wins the game. We must concentrate on making fewer mistakes than our opponent.
NEVER SAY DIE. No matter how bad things can sometimes appear to be, a no quit attitude requires the mental toughness necessary to reach your full potential. Be mentally tough!!
Your name is very very valuable
You got it from your father
Maybe it was all he had to give
But it’s yours to use and cherish
For as long as you may live
You may lose the watch he gave you
It can always be replaced
But a black mark on your name son,
Can never be erased
So guard it very closely
Cause after all is said and done
You’ll be glad the name is spotless
When you give it to your son
Def.—A state of mind in which trust or confidence is placed in some person or thing.
For us to reach our full potential as a team, you must first believe in yourself. You must then believe in your teammates, your coaches, and in the program.
Thoughts about belief:
Do not let others tear you down so as to lose faith and confidence in yourself and what you are doing.
If you believe in yourself, you can lift others up.
You need to set goals. People who have a strong belief in themselves, will set higher goals. Our hope is that a major goal of yours would be to reach your maximum potential, not just in football but also in all roles that you assume in life.
Def.—Confident belief in the truth, value, or trustworthiness of a person.
A belief that does not rest on logical proof or material evidence.
Loyalty or allegiance to a person or thing.
Faith is very similar to, but different than belief.
What is the only thing in life that cannot be taken away from you?
What can be taken away?
The only thing that cannot be taken away is your FAITH. What or who will you put your faith in?
“Faith gives a man hope and hope is what life is all about.” Tom Landry
What do you put your hope in?