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Football Core Values

DeKalb Baron Football Program

DeKalb Central United School District’s


 Core Values





 DeKalb Central’s Core Values Align with

 DeKalb Baron Football Values




The DeKalb Central Core Values will be an integral part of the DeKalb Baron Football Program. 


High Expectations


As a program, we will use our seniors to set team goals and every student athlete will set individual goals.  We will expect all players to do their best in the classroom, on the field, and in the community.  Our expectations are student first, athlete next.  Our players will know that their personal best is the only thing that is acceptable by developing a strong work ethic and self discipline.


Keep Learning and Growing

Everyone in our program, including coaches, will strive to acquire new knowledge on every day.  We will be continual learners in the classroom and on the football field.  We will always find ways to work hard and make improvements in our program. 


Evidence-Based Decision Making


As we develop our players, we will use the practice and game film, as our evidence to see if we have mastered the fundamentals of the game and our schemes.  If we see evidence that shows us we have not mastered the fundamentals, we will reteach and then revaluate our players.  We will be able to see what our players have learned and what skills still need developed.  Our players will be able to evaluate themselves as a player by watching film on a regular basis.  We will also use our player’s grades and teacher comments as an evaluation for our players in the classroom.  We will make a decision based on the progress of each player to determine any academic help needed in order to succeed in the classroom each day.



Social Responsibility


As a program, we will follow the DeKalb Central Athletic Code of Conduct, school rules, and school policies.  We will be servant leaders as often as we can.  We will develop leaders that will carry over into the classroom, football field, and community.  Players will be respectful young men and will be responsible for their actions.  Most importantly, we will be good citizens at school, on the football field, and within our community.


Shared Leadership


As a team, we will work together to develop teamwork amongst our players.  We will develop leadership amongst our seniors who will determine the goals of our program and the intensity of our program.  The more we can share the leadership to accomplish the task of being successful, the better we will be as a person, a leader, and a football team.




The coaching staff will hold each other accountable for their responsibilities of the program.  We will hold our players accountable for their actions in the classroom, on the field, and in our community.  We will always work together to identify ways for improvement.  Monitoring our goals each week will provide the players with ownership of accomplishing those when they take the field.  Most importantly, players will hold players accountable both on and off the field


Stakeholder Engagement


As a program, we will be servant leaders in our school, community, and youth program. We will strive to do our best to serve the others who serve us each day.  We will welcome any community or school member into our program.  We will utilize honorary coaches to show community members what our program is really about.  We will also use alumni as a great resource to show our current players the traditions and successes that these alumni have created in the Baron Football Program.