I view coaching as a responsibility to help student athletes excel socially, academically, and athletically. I desire to teach my players how to prioritize these aspects. I will have them set both individual and team goals at the beginning of the season. I will encourage them to seek victory, team intimacy, fun, and academic success. I will plan practices and team events that are motivated by the achievement of these goals. I will instill in the players the obligation and desire to work hard for their coach, their team, and themselves. There will be requirements that each member on the team respects on another. I will organize team-building activities that teach the team to cooperate and respect each other for the purpose of reaching a common goal. I will encourage my players to find identity and self-worth in their athletic ability but also understand that their education will take them the farthest. The only excuse for missing a practice is for academic purposes. My players will learn what it means to be in a commitment. They will practice promptness and reap the consequences otherwise. I will teach them virtues that will take them far in every aspect of their life. Through my actions, my players will be certain beyond a shadow of a doubt that I am dedicated to making them better athletes and better people. My team will succeed because they will work hard in practice, respect one another, and have fun.