John C. Maxwell’s, The 17 Essentials to being a Team Player is a perfect reading for incoming 9th graders who make one of the teams. The Mustang soccer program has high expectations for success on the field. The expectations for off the field growth and development are just as high. It’s important that individuals who become a part of the family understand their role as a team player. Maxwell does an excellent job of working through seventeen key ideas important to becoming a healthy team player. It starts with each individual being willing to grow themselves as well as their team.
If you are chosen to be a part of the program as a 9th grader, the coaches will supply you with a book that you will read AND return back to the program.