A group of Falcons players, coaches and front office executives visited the U.S. Military Academy at West Point earlier this month. The group, which included Ricardo Allen, Grady Jarrett, Alex Mack, Steven Means, Keanu Neal and seven other players, spent two days learning, practicing and strengthening leadership qualities.

According to the team, the Falcons also worked with “cadets, active-duty soldiers, and West Point leadership to learn the ideals of what teamwork means.”

“West Point has been the best leadership laboratory ever to help develop and go through failures,” Falcons coach Dan Quinn said, via quotes from the team. “The cadets, they fail a lot — not in the classroom, but they put them in tough scenarios where they have to battle back and show resiliency.”