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Team USA Gold Standards

(Developed by the players)













1. No Excuses

We have what it takes to win


2. Great Defense

This is the key to winning the gold

We do the dirty work


3. Communication

We look each other in the eye

We tell each other the truth


4. Trust

We believe in each other


5. Collective Responsibility

We are committed to each other

We win together


6. Care

We have each other’s backs

We give aid to a teammate


7. Respect

We respect each other and our opponents

We’re always on time

We’re always prepared


8. Intelligence

We take good shots

We’re aware of team fouls

We know the scouting report


9. Poise

We show no weaknesses


10. Flexibility

We can handle any situation

We don’t complain


11. Unselfishness

We’re connected

We make the extra pass

Our value is not measured in playing time


12. Aggressiveness

We play hard every possession


13. Enthusiasm

This is fun


14. Performance

We’re hungry

We have no bad practices


15. Pride

We are the best team in the world and we represent the best country