About Our Program


Santa Fe Football’s mission is to help our players become better young men when they graduate and leave than they were when they showed up at Santa Fe as 14-15 year old young men. This happens in many different ways, but the most prominent way is through our core values. Also known as CADES. CADES is an acronym for Commitment, Accountability, Discipline, Effort and Sacrifice. We define CADES as follows:

Commitment - Consistency, being consistent in what we do.

Accountability - Cost + Reward, knowing that the choices we make come with a cost or reward and taking responsibility for both of those outcomes

Discipline - Focus + Execution, being able to focus and execute in difficult, high pressure situations

Effort - 80/20 rule, When our brain starts telling us we are tired, hurting, can’t go anymore, stop. We have only used 20% of our physical capabilities. We want to live in the 80% and push past the comfortable with our effort

Sacrifice - We>Me, Do what’s best for the team

The Pyramid is our blueprint for success in a visual that puts it all together. We believe all of the levels build upon each other that when done right allows us the opportunity to reach the top and Play 13.

  1. If we are not CADES - committed, accountable, disciplined, give great effort, and sacrifice then we can not EMBRACE YOUR ROLE. We all have roles on the team. Every role leads to our success. Regardless of what the role is,we can not embrace it unless we are committed accountable, disciplined, give great effort and sacrifice

  2. We can not have a great ATTITUDE & give fanatical EFFORT all the time without being able to EMBRACE YOUR ROLE. Once we are able to truly embrace our role then the attitude and effort needed are available because we are truly committed, accountable, disciplined, give great effort and sacrifice.

  3. We can not reach the top and PLAY 13 without having the right ATTITUDE & EFFORT. Without a great attitude and fanatical effort you are not able to EMBRACE YOUR ROLE. We can not embrace our role without having CADES! The pyramid gives us a visual of the step by step process that it takes to reach our goal and PLAY 13!