Champions of Character

Five Core Values

The Champions of Character five core values go well beyond the playing field to the daily decisions of our youth. These character values help young people - and those associated with their development - make good choices in all aspects of their life and reflect the true spirit of competition.

INTEGRITY

Knowing and doing what is right

BE COMMITTED: Set high standards for your behavior and stick to them, even in difficult situations.
BE COURAGEOUS: Stand up for what you believe is just and good.
BE HONEST: Choose words and actions that are sincere, not misleading.
BE DISCIPLINED: Remain dedicated and self-controlled, even when challenged.
BE RESILIENT: Learn from mistakes and losses; seize the opportunity to improve.

 

RESPECT

Treat others the way you wish to be treated.

BE ACCEPTING: Support everyone's worth and dignity, regardless of background, abilities or beliefs.
BE CONSIDERATE: Always be aware of and honor others' rights and feelings.
BE ATTENTIVE: Be ready to learn from coaches, officials and other contestants.
BE ENCOURAGING: Demonstrate concern for the growth and development of all others.
BE APPRECIATIVE: Value the guidance of supportive adult and student leaders.


RESPONSIBILITY

Embrace opportunities to contribute.

BE HELPFUL: Understand and advance the group’s positive goals.
BE CONSCIENTIOUS: Be aware and careful of the choices you make.
BE ACCOUNTABLE: Accept that your actions impact everyone around you.
BE PERSEVERING: Work through difficulty and discouragement in pursuit of individual and team objectives.
BE RELIABLE: Prove that others can depend on you.


SPORTSMANSHIP

Bring your best to all competition.

BE COOPERATIVE: Join teammates, opponents, coaches and officials in mutual quest for excellence.
BE FAIR: Compete skillfully, guided by the letter and spirit of the rules.
BE GRACIOUS: Savor the challenge of a tough competitor and meet it with your finest performance, win or lose.
BE HONORABLE: Respect the game and everyone's contributions.
BE HUMBLE: Take success in stride - share the credit.


SERVANT LEADERSHIP

Serve the common good.

BE EMPOWERING: Inspire and help others to grow, succeed and lead.
BE VISIONARY: Raise expectations for yourself and the team.
BE INTERCONNECTED: Recognize the vital link between individual effort and group achievement.
BE GENEROUS: Freely contribute hard work and support to reach the team's goals
BE ENERGETIC: Initiate action - do what needs to be done.

Over the years LSUS athletes and coaches have been honored by their conferences and the NAIA for their outstanding commitment of maintaining the five core values. To see a list of the award winners, click here.

 
 
 
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