Nate here. As Kelley mentioned I started a sports club this summer along with a buddy, Dave Gardeen. Right now we only have a soccer team for boys born from 1996 to 1998, basically 7th, 8th and 9th graders.
While the school year was finishing up, Dave and I would get together and try to put our ideas together. I had a lot of fun brainstorming what we wanted the club to look like, our goals, vision, etc. I'm a geek for these sort of things.
We decided to try and start something this summer, though we didn't have a lot of time to advertise and organize a team. Do to the lack of time before the program was to start and the fact that I am just starting to make connections here we currently only have 4-5 guys who show up consistently. Thankfully the guys we have coming out are truly talented. I think we have the makings of a great team in the future.
Our goals as a club our lofty. We know that. We know that its going to be hard to achieve what we are setting out to do. But if nobody ever did hard things, there would be little that would be considered great, and that is what we want to be.
Below are our club vision and core values. What do you think? If you were starting a sports club what would it be like?
Become the most successful and biggest club in Ecuador, South America and the world, using sports as a vehicle to share Christ.
We believe that to have the biggest platform to share the gospel we have to be more successful. Without athletic success we lose our voice. The two are inextricably linked.
We value community. Our club is a family. We share life together. Our family has roots in a community. We want to help improve our community and its members. We want to continually grow our role in our community’s life.
We value the team. No individual person is greater than our team. We tirelessly work to improve our players so the team can excel. We will celebrate team achievements over individual achievements.
We value one person. We consider every person at our club as part of our family. Each person in our family reflects our club. As a club we strive to assist each family member towards excellence. The individual, the club and the community will prosper through excellence. We will go to extraordinary measures to bring the present and future hope of God’s kingdom to each one. Furthermore we will tirelessly work to improve each member of the club in all areas of life.
Always strive forward. We have a culture that does not permit us to rest on our laurels. We always want to be better. Always want to do better. We always want to win. We tolerate honest mistakes in the pursuit of excellence.
We value risk taking. Entrepreneurship and prudent risk taking is the only way to distinguish us from the crowd. Not only do we encourage risk taking but also we reward it. Risk taking creates innovation. Innovation helps the club progress.