Men's Soccer Program Philosophy
The UC Santa Cruz Men's Soccer Program is
driven by two goals. The first is to win a National Championship!
Since the year 2000, UC Santa Cruz Men's Soccer has built one of
the most well respected and competitive programs in the country,
and we enter every season with the goal of brining the National
Championship home to UC Santa Cruz. We enter everyday of training
and every game with that goal in mind, but as always we view our
results as an extension, not the definition of our character. We
accept that we cannot control the outcome of a season, but we
affirm that we can control our approach. We choose to approach each
season as champions do, with intense desire, a great love for each
other, and the game.
The second and more important goal is to
seek our full potential on the soccer field and in all areas of our
lives. We affirm that we are what we repeatedly do. Excellence
then, is not an act, but a habit. The Slug Soccer program
cultivates and builds the habit of performing our very best every
single day, in everything we do. We challenge each other
physically, mentally and spiritually to improve and find new levels
of greatness within.
As Slugs we believe that the things that it
takes to be successful on the soccer field are some of the very
same things that it takes to be successful in life, and the true
measure of the Slugs Soccer program will never be at the end of a
season, but tens of years down the line as the people that this
program produces touch the lives of those around them.