I Will…

1  Consistently, and without reservation, strive to reach my full potential.

2  Be committed and disciplined in my approach.

3  Take personal responsibility, and any action necessary, to achieve team and individual goals.

4  Demonstrate a deep desire to succeed, applying passion and heart to any and every task at hand.

5  Show an impeccable and relentless work ethic that only true dedication provides.

6  Set priorities, and make the required sacrifices, that enhance the chances for athletic success.

7  Persevere through adversity with a positive attitude and concentration that strives toward excellence and mastery.

8  Establish a mindset that highly encourages the belief and confidence that one can accomplish anything, if they are so willing.

9  Apply a training and competitive focus that creates the opportunity to transform the impossible into the possible.

… All set on a foundation of strong character and integrity that beseeches one to do the right thing just because it is the right thing to do.

And so, you may ask, “Why follow a code of such high standard?”

Because I believe I can make a difference. And because I believe it, Then it is something I should do. Because it is something I should do, Then it is something I will do.

So I toil and sweat both through the good days and the bad:

Chipping away at any weakness that following the code may reveal within,

Creating inspiration from athletic experiences of days gone by,

From future experiences that have yet to occur,

And from those who may someday attempt to walk the same path –

Never giving up,

Never giving in,

And never swaying – but for a moment – from the Code of a True Champion.

Again, “Why?” one might ask.

Simply – Because I Can!!!


Phrases for describing a great athlete

What does it take?

  1. It takes drive.
    You have to be driven to improve every day. You can’t be satisfied with your last performance.
  2. It takes discipline.
    You have to be disciplined. You have to follow a strict exercise and eating schedule.
  3. It takes competitiveness.
    You have to be competitive and want to beat your competitors.
  4. It takes self-confidence.
    You have to be confident in yourself and believe that you’re a winner.
  5. It takes aggressiveness.
    You have to make moves on your own, not just respond to what other athletes do.
  6. It takes focus.
    You have to be able to focus on the task at hand and tune out any other distractions.
  7. It takes commitment.
    You have to be committed to your sport. You have to give up other hobbies and interests.
  8. It takes good time management.
    You have to be able to manage your time well. You practice for hours and hours each day, on top of school, work, and spending time with friends and family.
  9. It takes some amount of raw talent.
    You have to be naturally talented at your sport. This is something that certain athletes are just born with.
  10. It takes determination.
    You have to be determined. You can’t give up, no matter how hard it seems. When you lose a match or miss a goal, you have to get right back up and try again.
  11. It takes a high tolerance for pain.
    You have to be able to put up with a lot of pain, from pushing your body to its limits.
  12. It takes adaptability.
    You have to be able to adapt to different situations and new information quickly.
  13. It takes emotional maturity.
    You have to be in control of your emotions. You can’t let yourself get too nervous, to angry, too depressed, etc.