Each year, Phoenix Soccer provides an opportunity for students to develop fitness routines and to experience a team dynamic. The competitive aspect of the soccer program aims to foster sportsmanship and enjoyment during competitive play. The team practices four days a week, focusing on developing personal soccer skills and team work; the team, then, usually has two interscholastic matches a week. In the 2011 season, the first five competitive matches were losses that challenged the team's identity. After the 2010 season's success, the early defeats challenged leadership and camaraderie. Many players had difficulty placing the team before their own interests. The coaches and players, however, worked to overcome the challenges of defeat and to focus on progress as the season continued. A close contest in the middle of the season combined with victories on Fall Family Weekend and also prior to the October snow storm bolstered players' involvement. After the storm, competitive play continued into a dramatic finish of teamwork versus the Forman School.