Seattle Prep Football's TEAM Philosophy
T Togetherness/Trust – We are social animals. We want to belong to something. We thrive on camaraderie and create synergy in working together. Synergy is defined as: the total effect of being greater than the sum of individual effects. To maximize this synergistic power we must be able to trust and depend on each other. Make this a communion of spirits and souls. Stay together, play together, and play with one pulse.
Togetherness – The quality of being in close relationship or harmony, comradeship or intimacy
Trust – Reliance on the integrity of another, confident expectations
E Effort/Enthusiasm – When we choose to do something we place value in the activity and it deserves our best effort. A key part of this program is to learn how to have fun even when you are working hard. A great life skill is to be able to release the sense of struggle associated with hard work and to fall into the satisfaction of simply giving your best effort.
Effort – Something done or produced through exertion; achievement; creation
Enthusiasm – Rapturous interest or excitement; Ardent fondness or eagerness; zeal
A Accountability/Attitude – Be 100% accountable for your decisions and actions. The program requires as a first priority attendance. Be on time and present everyday. This is a major focus of the program that extends beyond the narcissism of the self to the interconnection with others. Maximum synergy can only occur when all attend. Being routinely late is a sign of arrogance and lack of respect for others. Hold yourself and other accountable. Remember you have free will. You can choose your attitude. Don’t let others choose for you. Recognize the control you have and use it.
Accountability – Capable of making moral or rational decisions on one’s own and therefore answerable for one’s own behavior. Able to be trusted or depended on.
Attitude – A state of mind or feeling with regard to some matter.
M Moment/Momentum – Be present in this moment; not in the failures of the past or even the successes of the past, not in the worries of the future nor the dreams of the future, just now. Building one moment on the next, one at a time. Enjoy the process.
Moment – A brief, indefinite interval of time; importance
Momentum – An impelling force