The Minnesota Soccer Family
At Minnesota Soccer, you will be surrounded by a staff of coaches, administrators, trainers and counselors who are committed and passionate about helping you grow and develop as a young woman and a soccer player.
Coaches’ Mission Statement:
Our coaching staff will teach and build excellence at the University of Minnesota. We will model the way, so that our conduct and attitude always represent excellence. We will inspire a shared vision of greatness among our team and support staff. We will strive for a “championship” standard in everything we do.
Minnesota Soccer Core Values:
1. We do not whine.
Whining spreads a contagious thought of “I can’t do it”. When something gets tough, we think of it as an opportunity to grow.
“In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity” - Albert Einstein
2. We hold each other and ourselves accountable.
We are responsible for our own actions and those of our teammates.
“It is easy to dodge our responsibility, but we cannot dodge the consequences of dodging our responsibilities”- Sir Josiah Stamp
“It is not only what we do, but also what we do not do, for which we are accountable” Moliere
3. We compete.
We will bring a competitive spirit everyday.
“Be better than you were yesterday, but not as good as you will be tomorrow”- Kelsey Hood
“My style is impetuous. My defense is impregnable, and I am just ferocious. I want your heart. I want to eat his children.”- Mike Tyson
4. We always work hard.
Control what you can control control your effort.
“Make practice so game like, that games seem like practice”- Kelsey Hood
“No one said it would be easy, they just promised it would be worth it” Clare Grimwood
5. We have a fiery passion.
“We will remain faithful to an unselfish and fearless desire to accomplish what is intended, in doing so, we will continuously feed the fiery passion in the depth of our heart.” - Clare Grimwood
6. We have a winning attitude.
“Attitude to us, is more important than facts. It is more important than the past, than education, than money, than circumstances, than failures, than successes, than what other people say or do. It is more important than appearances, giftedness, or skill. It will make or break a team. The remarkable thing is, we have a choice everyday regarding the attitude we will embrace for the day. We cannot change the past.... We cannot change the fact that certain people will act in a certain way. We cannot change the inevitable. The only thing we can do is play on the one thing we have, and that is our attitude. I am convinced that life is 10% what happens to you, and 90% how you react to it. And so it is with you... you are in charge of your attitude.” - Charles Swindell
7. We trust and believe in each other.
“What sets apart high-performance teams is the degree of commitment, particularly how deeply committed the members are to one another”- Jon R Katzenbach
“We play for each other. This is the kind of player that works herself to death covering for all of her teammates in the toughest games. Her effort and care (her verbal encouragement) make her a pleasure to play with and her selflessness helps everyone around her to be a better player.”- Lindsey Dare
8. We treat everyone with respect.
We treat everyone with respect... coaches, teammates, staff, opponents, referees, fans, family, civilians and humans.
“Class is the way you treat someone even when they can do nothing for you”- Doug Smith
“Being a member of the Minnesota Soccer is simply incredible. After three years in the family, I have learned how wonderful it is to be a part of something greater than myself. It is both humbling and empowering to work side by side with people I love towards the success of the program and of each other on and off the field.”
#25 Lindsey Dare (Apple Valley, MN)