After a fustal training last week, coach Cam huddled up with a group of 6-7 year olds. “What’s the core value of the month?” “Responsibility!” They resounded. Cam then asked how they live it out. A bold six year old replied loudly, “I flush the toilet every time because it makes my parents proud.”

So if we can “flush” out the meaning of his funny comment, he’s already understanding that his everyday decisions affect others in a positive or negative. Because his parents might think he’s a “turd” if he didn’t right?! 😉

All joking aside, in January RCFC players learned responsibility is taking ownership and being accountable for your actions. Additionally, leaders can be responsible for others and help the team by holding one another to a standard of excellent choices. 

The core value for February is respect. Our slogan is that respect is given, not earned. We respect everyone and we respect ourselves. From a sport perspective, we also respect our opponent. Here’s an amazing example of respect from a recent speech by tennis star Roger Federer (pictured below).

RCFC is well-known for how our parents, players, and coaches respect others in GVSA. We’ve consistently ranked at the top of the league in how we live out respect. However, there’s always room for improvement. Let’s continue to think how we can respect others more and create a culture where respect is given unconditionally, not earned.