2019-20 Tallulah Falls School Athletic Theme: Toughness
Toughness is enhanced by making choices in the moment for the greater good, for the team above self, for the long term before immediate satisfaction. Choosing quality, sacrificing the unimportant, setting appropriate priorities to pursue worthy goals, contributing to the life of the team, and creating and fulfilling roles all require tough decisions.
Tough is not rough, it is not selfish, it is not inconsiderate, it is not arrogant or haughty. Instead, toughness creates significant connections from a genuine, deep, active sense of GREAT. It unites a team, rallies a community, provides a positive competitive environment and enhances the individual growth of our student-athletes.
We want each team from middle school to high school to directly structure and plan for the practical, daily, and lasting influence of being GREAT by developing toughness in practice, in games, and in life by choosing with conviction the greater good.
Everyone on every roster should develop a team role, measurable responsibilities, and assessable growth. We want to connect with each other, with the skills and strategies that inspire excellent performance, with officials who professionally govern our contests, with our community by serving, and even with peer opponents in a respectful manner.
"Be Tough" is meant to be a cue, an accountability reminder, a rallying call, a process and a quest in all that we do this year as we continue to seek to Be GREAT!
We believe that Gratitude leads to Generosity of spirit, that giving and earning Respect while being Responsible leads to a positive Ripple effect, that we should strive toward Excellence with Enthusiastic Effort, that an Attitude of Ambition can inspire and Accountability can keep us on track, that Thinking beyond the surface while being Trustworthy will help us both in the arena of competition as well as the interactions of life.