LESSONS IN LEADERSHIP
WHAT IS THE 15?
The 15 is a set of beliefs that establishes The Being of Team amongst the coaching staff, athletes, and community. To be able to compete, work hard with attitude and effort, showing jacket pride in every aspect of what we do on the field and in the classroom, the team must represent the qualities of the 15. Below you will discover what the 15 are: Character, Adapt, Purpose, Responsibility, Learn, Whanau (Family), Expectations, Preparation, Pressure, Authenticity, Sacrifice, Language, Ritual, Ancestor, and Legacy. These are what represent better Yellow Jackets. We believe "Better Yellow Jackets Create Better People". It is our goal to not only train athletes, but create Men and Women of Character. You can learn more about the 15 from James Kerr's Book Legacy.
CHARACTER: Never Be Too Big To Do The Small Things That Need To Be Done
Chosen captains lead by example, set the tone, and manage the locker room
ADAPT: Go For The Gap
When you are on top of your game, change your game.
PURPOSE: Play With Purpose
RESPONSIBILITY: Pass The Ball
Leaders create leaders.
LEARN: Create A Learning Environment
Leaders are teachers.
WHANAU (ph-an-now): Family
No Selfish Players: In the Locker Room, Field of Play, Family stays together and corrects mistakes within.
EXPECTATIONS: Embrace Expectations
Set high goals, speak these goals, and live these goals. Individually and as a team.
PREPARATIONS: Train To Win
Practice under pressure.
PRESSURE: Stay Calm
Control your attention.
AUTHENTICITY: Know Thyself
Keep it real.
SACRIFICE: Champions Do Extra
Find something you would die for and give your life to it.
Invent your own language
RITUAL: Create A Culture
Tell your story, leave a legacy that can be told
ANCESTOR: Plant Trees You'll Never See
Be the one they talk about in the future, add to the legacy.
LEGACY: Write Your Own Legacy
The first page is your jersey, the rest of the pages are blank. How will you leave your jersey?
Printable Version of "The 15"
Print this copy and hang it up in your room, on your mirror in the bathroom, and in your binder at school. Allow these simple lessons in leadership to be at the forefront of your attitude at MHS, in the community, and at home.