PBA SOCCER PHILOSOPHY
"THE WINNER'S MANUAL" | PROGRAM PRINCIPLES
WE PLAY FOR A GREATER PURPOSE
“To everything there is a season, a time and a purpose under heaven” - Ecc 3:1
WE PLAY TO A STANDARD
“If you’re judging where we are by the fact that we can afford to buy this house, it’s a dangerous measure. I judge where we are by how close I am to the melody I’m hearing in my head, and how close we are to what we can do as a band to realizing our potential.” - Bono
TEAM OVER INDIVIDUAL
“For just as each of us has one body with many members, and these members do not all have the same function, so in Christ we, though many, form one body, and each member belongs to all the others. We have different gifts, according to the grace given to each of us.” - Romans 12:4-6
WE ARE INTENTIONAL IN OUR RELATIONSHIPS WITH ONE ANOTHER
"For you were called to freedom, brethren; only do not turn your freedom into an opportunity for the flesh, but through love serve one another. For the whole Law is fulfilled in one word, in the statement, "You shall love your neighbor as yourself." - Galatians 5:13-14
WE ARE ALL BECOMING SERVANT LEADERS
“…Whoever wants to become great among you must be your servant, and whoever wants to be first must be a slave of all. For even the son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many." - Mark 10: 42- 45
WE CHOOSE TO HAVE A POSITIVE IMPACT | DON'T COMPLAIN OR WHINE
“Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things. What you have learned and received and heard and seen in me—practice these things, and the God of peace will be with you” - Philippians 4: 8-9
"The longer I love, the more I realize the impact of attitude on life. Attitude, to me, is more important than facts. It is more important than the past, than education, than money, than circumstances, than failures, than successes, than what other people think or say or do. It is more important than appearance, giftedness or skill. It will make or break a company...a church....a home. The remarkable thing is we have a choice every day regarding the attitude we will embrace for that day. We cannot change our past...we cannot change the fact that people will act in a certain way. We cannot change the inevitable. The only thing we can do is play on the one string we have, and that is our attitude...I am convinced that life is 10% what happens to me and 90% how I react to it. And so it is with you...we are in charge of our attitudes." - Charles Swindoll
MAKE IT YOUR GOAL TO LEAVE A LEGACY
"Our days are numbered. One of the primary goals in our lives should be to prepare for our last day. The legacy we leave is not just in our possessions, but in the quality of our lives. What preparations should we be making now? The greatest waste in all of our earth, which cannot be recycled or reclaimed, is our waste of the time that God has given us each day.” - Billy Graham
SEPARATE THE WAY YOU ACT FROM THE WAY YOU FEEL
"You can’t get much done in life if you only work on days when you feel good." - Jerry West
WE SEEK TO SHARPEN & BE SHARPENED BY ONE ANOTHER
"As iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another." - Proverbs 27:17
WE WORK HARD
"Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent.” - Calvin Coolidge
WE ARE ALWAYS ASCENDING
“We are only beaten when we cease to believe what we can be.”
WE ALWAYS FINISH STRONG
“It’s important to start well but it’s also very easy to start well. Just about everyone starts well. Very few people / groups ever finish with the same energy, commitment, and focus.”
WE CAN HANDLE ANYTHING!
“Concentration and mental toughness are the margins of victory.”
- Bill Russell
WE BEHAVE LIKE WINNERS
TEAM EXPECTATIONS & STANDARDS | CONSTANTS IN PBA TRAINING
INTENSITY: Intensity is the basis that allows all other aspects of training to ring true. Intensity refers to a physical and mental desire to train at an incredibly high level. Intensity also requires an extremely high level of discipline to set aside all distractions and focus solely on the task at hand.
SPEED OF PLAY: Our speed of play can never be fast enough. We play too slow in too many areas and we must get faster at all times. Speed of play is one of the major factors that separates great teams from the rest. We have 100% control over areas that have nothing to do with our athletic ability.
TECHNICAL PRECISION: We constantly stress and must focus on our technical precision. How we handle the ball, and how technical we are individually directly influences how successful we are as a team. Our style of play demands accuracy, and a high technical ability so it is imperative that each and every guy continue to improve his technical proficiency.
TACTICAL DECISION MAKING: Better decisions create better results. Why we make every tactical option must be understood. We seek to only understand how to do the right thing but also WHY we do each thing.
CONSTANT IMPROVEMENT: We must always be uncomfortable when we train. Discomfort leads to improvement. Training should be harder than matches. Always ascending is a staple of our program. We believe that we truly can get better every time we step on the field. We never practice to waste time. Always an agenda, always a purpose.