Developing the Complete Player


Learning Life Lessons from the Game


Learning Life Lessons from the Game

2018-2019 FOCUS: RESPECT

The game of soccer is an excellent vehicle for teaching important life lessons.  We are deliberate about incorporating these lessons into soccer activities to complement great parenting.  View our Echo Life Skills Respect Summary.


Respect Officials.

  • We cannot play without officials and have no control over bad calls, so we will not DISSENT WITH OR YELL AT officials and instead will focus on what we can control
  • Players focus on your effort and attitude
  • Coaches focus on modeling good behavior and helping your team learn from adversity
  • Parents focus on cheering positively for the players

Respect Players.

  • We will acknowledge players for their ATTITUDE AND EFFORT
  • Players encourage your teammates with positive words and compete hard and clean against opponents
  • Coaches greet players by name and recognize and reward them for attitude and effort
  • Parents cheer good play by both teams and keep it positive on the sidelines

Respect Coaches.

  • We will appreciate coaches for the time they dedicate to TEACHING our children soccer skills and life skills
  • Players pay attention when your coach is talking
  • Coaches treat opposing coaches well and shake hands after the game
  • Parents avoid coaching from the sidelines because it is confusing to players and stifles creativity

Respect Parents.

  • We will show gratitude to parents for SUPPORTING our players and their love for the game of soccer
  • Players thank your parents for everything they do to support you
  • Coaches communicate well and often with parents, focusing on process and development
  • Parents take responsibility to create positive culture on your team’s sideline

RESPECT /rəˈspekt/ have due regard for the feelings, wishes, rights, or traditions of Others