Continuing to the ABOUT US LINK, we Outline the EXPECTATIONS AND ACCOUNTABILITIES for Both Players and Parents. We Describe just what it means to be apart of this Special Organization, Duke's Lacrosse.
DUKE'S MISSION STATEMENT
We are a special group of people and players. Each player is Hand Picked and Selected for both his Lacrosse Talent and Skills Sets as well as WHO he is as a PERSON. A Duke's player is an Individual of High Moral Integrity representing the Values not only of our Duke's Organization but also those of his Family, School, Church and Community.
Being a Member of the Duke's Elite High School All-Star Team asks players to Pledge themselves to a Higher Accountability that Demands they be a Better Person then they are a player through example and a standard of conduct at all times.
A Duke's player Represents all aspects of his Lacrosse Experience including Tradition, Sportsmanship, Community and so much more. He must be willing to Live up to this Mission Statement in Deed and Thoughts and let it Guide him as a player and person. He must be willing to Challenge himself IN THE CLASSROOM AND ON THE FIELD even when he doesn't think it's possible so he can ACHIEVE EXCELLENCE with his GRADES and ACHIEVE EXCELLENCE in his PLAY while always reaching Inwardly for a Deep Reservoir of HEART and DETERMINATION to Guide him.
Promote the sport of lacrosse and the high school player.
Have individuals who are better people than they are lacrosse players.
Team recognition, Player recognition, Prepare for High School season, Development & Progression of Players Skill Sets and Prep to be High School Ready and College Ready.
DUKE'S TEAM RULES
Be ON TIME for all meetings, practices and games.
BE PREPARED and ready to play in all practices and games.
BE EXCEPTIONAL and WORK HARD in the CLASSROOM.
If you have a Question, a Problem, don't Understand Something; are Sick, Hurt or going to be Late then COMMUNICATE.
Always Examine and Take a PERSONAL INVENTORY of Yourself and make sure you Set Individual and Team Goals for Every Practice and Tournament Event .
PLAY SMART and show PATIENCE but make sure you play with AGGRESSION AND INTENSITY. PHILLY TOUGH !
Have FUN, look to IMPROVE your game but expect to win!!
SHOW CLASS and EXHIBIT HUMILITY without compromising our AGGRESSIVE game plan.
NO HEADS DOWN EVER.