As soccer coaches, we must all remain committed to creating a unique, positive culture for youth soccer in America and help build a culture that celebrates all that is good about our game. We must work hard to insure that youth soccer transcends from what happens on the field to what happens in the lives of our players, coaches, administrators, families and friends. LSA and United Soccer Coaches ask that all soccer coaches embrace the Commitment to Culture for soccer in America and actively manifest these seven cornerstones in our players, our families, our competitions, our infrastructure and ourselves.
The 7 United Soccer Coaches Cornerstones
SOCCER UNITES US
We embrace and celebrate our differences because the game makes us one.
We honor, teach and develop the core values of honesty, loyalty, responsibility, selflessness, compassion, and discipline.
THE RULE OF FUN
Fun is the lens that can make every soccer player a success. Fun takes many forms and always concludes with “I want to do it again”.
THE GAME IS THE TEACHER
We are all responsible to ensure that soccer teaches the skills of a well-lived life. Teamwork, leadership, hard work, communication, creativity are just the beginning of its lessons.
A safe, healthy, welcoming experience in body, mind and spirit is the right of every soccer stakeholder WE ARE FAMILY-STRONG
Family in all its forms—team, club, community, relatives—is the greatest asset that soccer has. Take time to connect and appreciate.
SOCCER IS THE PLAYER’S GAME
Soccer is a personal journey for every player. It is for the player to see, decide, create and win or lose. It is their game.