To fully achieve the best of which you’re capable, you must LOVE what you do! Hard work and enthusiasm are bound together. Hard work without enthusiasm leads to boredom. Enthusiasm without hard work leads to unrealized potential. When they are present together they create a solid foundation leading to success! Enthusiasm is incredibly infectious. It rubs off on everyone who comes in contact with you. You communicate your enthusiasm through your words, voice quality, and body language. Enthusiasm intensifies your focus and ignites your hard work. The most enthusiastic players look for the best in themselves and others. Your enthusiasm will work like a magnet drawing out confidence and performance qualities to help you and your teammates. Bringing enthusiasm to the most mundane and to the extremely enjoyable drills or plays in practice and games takes you one step closer to success. Enthusiastically encouraging each other creates team spirit and a team with a good spirit will be able to out excel another team with the spirit of dissention.
“Do you know that in a race all the runners run, but only one gets the prize? Run in such a way as to get the prize.” 1 Corinthians 9:24
Creator God, You have uniquely and divinely created us and filled us with your love and joy. Ignite in us an overwhelming enthusiasm for life that explodes in to everything that we are and do. This is our prayer.
WeeklY Devotions and Prayer for teams and families
Week One - Team Work
Teams always play best when they have a sense of team, that selfless attitude that takes the players out of the mind set of playing for themselves and in to the mend set of playing for the team. With this attitude, when the team gets glory, the player gets glory. Outstanding individual performance means little if the team does not perform well as a whole.
Have you ever wondered about the difference between many good and great players and good and great teams? Skill is obviously important but it is not the key difference. The catalyst is a different attitude. Good or average teams and players are willing to work to support the team. Great teams and players are eager to give their best unselfishly for the good of the team.
Being a Christian is all about being a team player and submitting to one another out of love. The attitude is, “Give the other person the glory,” and “Let the other person go first.” So today, let your game plan be to pick someone else on your team and play each and every play for them. Play selflessly. Play without trash talk. Play with humility. Play with dignity. Play with class.
At the end of practice you will all be able to say, “We had a great practice today. We all played for the team and we played with the hearts of champions.” Unity matters!
“For even as the body is one and yet has many members of the body, though they are many, are one body, so also is Christ.” - 1 Corinthians 12:12
Dear God, Thank you for each person on our team. Help us to be encouraging and supportive while we learn and grow together as a team. Teach us how to play selflessly so that we might represent how you show your selfless love to us and the world. Amen.
Write something about yourself. No need to be fancy, just an overview.
Mr. Andrew "Mo" Moscinski
Asst. Athletic Director
Mr. Elliot Derricks
Mr. Aaron Landgrave