"Leadership is not a jacket. You do not put it on, then take it off, put it in a closet and have it on every now and then."

Jim O'Brien
ex-Sixers Coach (Philadelphia Inquirer 1-9-05)

"If a player is willing to be a leader, he can become one. I look at people who are really focused on putting the team ahead of their own individual accomplishments. I also look for people who are willing to step up when the game is on the line." - Ken Hitchcock, Flyers Coach (Philadelphia Inquirer 1-9-05)

If you want to become a leader, you should start today to prepare yourself. Good leadership is learned before it is required.

"When opportunity comes, it is too late to prepare." - John Wooden

The leader MUST genuinely care about the people he leads. The health of the team or organization will be negatively affected if the leader is perceived as self-centered or lacking in caring about others.
"The most important measure of how good a game I played was how much better I made my teammates play." Bill Russell

Congratulations to our 2011 Captains:

* Sawyer Waters
* Matt Montgomery

Commitment of a leader
Code of Conduct:
Student Athlete
Applied excellence towards grades
School Spirit
Example to underclassmen
Above reproach

365 day commitment to the mission and goals of the program
Action in school
Action with friends and teammates
Action against illegal and unlawful substances and situations

Attitude of a leader:
Ability to forgive and forget
Ability to seek counsel
Ability to put the team and others ahead of yourself and your goals
Ability to motivate through actions

Priorities of a Leader:
Team influence not power
Team performance over individual performance
Team environment
Team character on the field and off the field
Significance over success
Submit to authority of coaches

Training of a Leader:
Read, Study, Grow
Coordinating workouts
Inclusive of all candidates
Held to a higher standard

Accountability of a Leader:
Responsibility for own and team actions

Integtrity of a Leader:

Nobility of a Leader:
Possessing outstanding qualities