We are a program based on three fundamental principles: FOCUS, INTENSITY AND DISCIPLINE. It is our belief that if we have these three traits in all that we do – on and off the field – we will be highly successful have fun and enjoy the game.Before we can emulate these traits, we must first understand their meaning according to our system:
FOCUS: The ability to concentrate all of our efforts, on any given task, for a specified amount of time, regardless of other distractions in our lives – physical and/or mental.This applies in the classroom, on the playing field, and in all other aspects of our lives.
INTENSITY:The ability to give more than 100% of our efforts, abilities, talents, and skills – both mentally and physically – in all that we do, in the classroom and on the field.Go hard or go home.
DISCIPLINE: The ability to maintain focus and intensity at all times in all that we do.Discipline involves doing what is best for our team and ourselves at all times and in all places – attending every class, making wise decisions off the field, completing all strength and conditioning activities, etc.Practice with pride, play with pride, wear the Ohio Edge logo with pride, and always represent the team and your community in the most positive way possible.In order for our team to succeed, we understand that we must have certain fundamental traits prevalent in our program:
- Team and individual commitment to a common goal
- Work ethic
- Positive attitude
- Mental toughness
As we measure the success of our program, we must remember that wins and losses are a very important aspect of success.However, they are not the only aspect of success.We measure success in our program through the following:
- Team grade point average: Above a 3.2
- Skill development and improvement
- Enthusiasm and performance
- Enjoyment of the experience
- Life enrichment and character building
- Positive experience for all athletes
We strive to provide a positive and quality experience for our athletes on and off the field.We are committed to success in the classroom, on the playing field, and in promoting and marketing players with the desire to play at the college level through media publication, contact with college coaches, and participation in "college exposure" events.