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2009 Character Themes - Lambuth U

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LAMBUTH FOOTBALL
2009 CHARACTER THEMES 
DISCIPLINE 
CHARACTER TOUGHNESS EFFORT 
PRIDE 
DEDICATION & COMMITMENT CONFIDENCE TEAMWORK ENTHUSIASM POISOVERCOMING ADVERSITY FOCUS COURAGE ATTITUDE PASSION 
 
DISCIPLINE 
 
The most important single ingredient to success in athletics or life is discipline. The disciplinedathlete:1.
 
Does what has to be done.2.
 
When it has to be done.3.
 
As well as it can be done.4.
 
And does it that way all the time.
In the game of football an average team with discipline can beat a more talented team that lacks discipline. Success on the football field is the end result of the discipline demanded by the coaching staff and followed by the athletes. The coaches need to require discipline in order to provide structure, order and direction. The athletes need to make discipline a part of everything they do in order to be able to stay focused on thosthings that are important to success.
-Choose to be disciplined-
(
 Discipline yourself and others won’t have to
.
)
 
Off the Field:
Eat right and hydrate properly.Get plenty of sleep.Associate with people that will make you better 
 — 
not bring you down.
In the Classroom:
 Never miss class.Sit in the first three rows so you can hear and are not distracted by others.Write all assignments down in your planner. Never miss any assignments or tests.
At Practice:
Always be on time.Leave all personal problems/negative thoughts in the locker room.Do your best in every aspect of practice
 —even the things you don’t like doing.
 Give coaches your complete attention.Make those around you better.
During The Games:
Realize the importance of pre-game habits
 — 
meetings/visualization.Stay completely focused on your assignments
 — 
eliminate distractions.Handle adversity
 — 
 bad calls, mistakes, etc.Be a team player.
After The Game:
Win with class.
“There are two kinds of pain when it comes to our daily conduct. There’s the pain of self 
-disciplineand the pain of regret. Many people avoid the pain of self-
discipline because it’s the easy thing to
do. The pain of self-discipline is momentary but the pay-
off is long lasting.”
 
“Whoever loves
discipline, loves knowledge, but he who hates corre
ction is stupid.” Prov. 12:1
 
RIGHT LIVING 
Never do anything to compromise your integrity. Anything worth achieving is worth an honorable and honest effort. There are no short cuts to becoming a champion. You wilnever take any trophies or medals with you when you leave this life, but your charactewill be with you always. Be true to yourself, and keep in perspective the fact that even i
 you can’t be the world’s best athlete in your chosen sport every day … you can be your 
best person every day.
―Good character is more to be praised than outstanding talent. Most talents are, to some extent, a gift.
Good character, by contrast, is not given to us. We have to build it piece by piece by piece, by thought,
choice, courage and determination.‖
 
―…we also rejoice in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; perseverance
,
character; and character, hope.‖ Romans 5:3,
4
―You identify yourself by what you do when no one is watching. The supervised athlete may be the
hardest worker, the most selfless and responsible competitor. But how he practices when no one seeshim, how he interacts with teammates when the coach is not within listening distance
 —that’s when he
defines himself 
 —his character.‖
 
“Everyone has the opportunity to make choices based on truth, integrity, responsibility,
and loyalty 
 — 
all of which are necessary to 
develop and maintain character.” 
 
―Character is always lost when ideals are sacrificed for conformity and popularity.‖
 
“Swearing is a device for making ignorance audible.” 
 
―If you can’t explain it to your mother or your grandmother, don’t do it.‖
 
“By c
onstant self-discipline and self
control you can develop greatness of character.” 
 
―Be more concerned with your character than your reputation. Character is what you really are.Reputation is just what people say your are.‖
 
-John Wooden
 Character is the real foundation of all worthwhile success. A good question to as
 yourself is, “What kind of world would this world be if everybody were just like me?” 
 
“Athletic competition will
reveal
character.”
 

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