Athletics

Patriot Creed

THE PATRIOT CREED

I AM A PATRIOT.

I AM A WINNER.

THIS IS MY CREED.

Prep and winning will be synonymous terms because of my efforts. Winning will not be automatic; neither will I win simply by wanting to win.

Wanting to win is not enough. I, the individual Patriot, will become a winner and will help to make my school a winner. I realize that any worthwhile endeavor requires personal commitment. A price must be paid, a price whose currency is hard work, dedication and sacrifice unalloyed by boredom, injury or frustration.

I will become a winner and will help to make my school a winner because I have determined in my heart to pay this price of blood, sweat and tears, and I am now proceeding with the necessary daily installments.

I realize that, regardless of my talents, I have an important contribution to make to my team. I know that the deeper meaning of being a Patriot is in my own willingness to make personal sacrifices for the good of my team and my teammates.

I believe that, regardless of whether I am the least or the greatest athlete on my team, I have an important part to play in my team’s success. Every time I give my best effort on or off the field, in practice or in games, I make my team a better team. Every time I take it easy and do less than my best, I hurt my team and myself through both my attitude and my actions.

I realize that my team is no stronger than I – the individual athlete. Therefore, I make the following personal commitment:

I will keep faith with my God, my teammates and myself. I will pay the toll of heat and grime, sweat and fatigue, aches and blisters so that my teammates may keep faith with me. I will expect to win, but will not demand that winning be easy.

I am convinced that I will be a better person because of this commitment and that the world will therefore be a better world because of me.

I will not forget that even though I may sometimes lose, I will never become a loser.

I AM A WINNER

IN THE TRUEST SENSE.

I AM A PATRIOT.
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