CD Chivas USA
Standards & Expectations
Becoming a Better Player:
All Chivas USA players are expected to take individual responsibility for their growth and development. You spend only a fraction of your time performing in public in front of your parents, friends, college and national team coaches and professional scouts. The bulk of your work is done in private, on the training ground. This is the work that counts. A great player is the one who makes few mistakes; a truthful player comes off the field concerned about the mistakes he's made and how he is going to correct them.
Personal Responsibility: At the end of the each practice, each player must ask himself, "What did I learn today?" and "How am I a better player?" Look at yourself and accept responsibility.
Personal Commitment: If you want to make it as a player, you have to be fully committed and willing to make sacrifices like eating a proper diet, working on days off and separating yourself from bad influences.
Personal Choice: Distance yourself from trouble - you are now in a unique situation as a player. Surround yourself with players and friends who have the same agenda as you: an elite soccer player.
Practice "Permanently": Practice makes perfect. Practice perfectly. Practice makes the player. The game is the ultimate proof that you are a player practicing perfectly. IF the training is wrong, the results won't be right!
Personal Attitude: Attitudes are contagious. Are yours worth catching? Take the field prepared to train every practice.
Personal Challenge: In every game you have to WIN THE INDIVIDUAL BATTLE with the opponent in your own area of the pitch. Law of Culmination: A lot of little things add up to the things that matter. Know your role and execute to the best of your abilities.