Core Principles

"Character is power." Booker T. Washington

FC Westchester players, coaches and parents consistently seek self-improvement on and off the field. We strive to demonstrate and embody:

Resilience

We rise every time we fall. "The greatest glory in living lies not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall." -Nelson Mandela

BOLDNESS

We are creative and take risks. "Defeat is not the worst of failures. Not to have tried is the true failure." -George Edward Woodberry

Focus

We embrace the moment. "Lost time is never found again."  -Benjamin Franklin

Diligence

We consistently work.  "The secret is to show up, do the work, and go home. A blue-collar work ethic is married to an indomitable will. It is literally that simple. Nothing interferes. Nothing can sway you from your purpose. Once that decision is made, simply refuse to budge. Refuse to compromise." -Christopher Sommer

Tenacity:

We are relentless. "Many of life's failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up." -Thomas Alva Edison

Humility:

We are humble. "Wise people say less than they know. Fools say everything they know and many things they don’t."

Prudence:

We exercise restraint when things don’t go our way. "The greatest remedy for anger is delay." -Seneca

Gratuity:

We are thankful for our opportunities. "If it's endurable, then endure it. Stop complaining."  -Marcus Aurelius

Teamwork:

 Enough said. "Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much." -Helen Keller

Accountability

We look within to see what we could have done better. "Success is never final, failure is never fatal, unless you blame someone else." -Winston Churchill

Respect

We understand differences and recognize that our teammates, opponents, and referees are doing their best.  "People will never forget how you made them feel." -Maya Angelou

Persistence

We have an indomitable will to improve. "Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed is more important than any other one thing." -Abraham Lincoln

Positivity

We encourage each other. "Little minds are tamed and subdued by misfortune; but great minds rise above them." -Washington Irving

Excellence

We strive to excel every day. "Waste no more time arguing about what a good (wo)man should be. Be one." -Marcus Aurelius

"There is only one corner of the universe you can be certain of improving, and that's your own self." Alduous Huxley