Initiative Initiative is often misunderstood because it is not about meeting a performance goal; it is about going the extra mile. Initiative is about identifying a need and championing a solution for the benefit of the team without being asked to do so. There is no magic to initiative, just a sense of responsibility for the well being of the whole team. Initiative is about taking steps to make your team better, not about wasting time on unimportant matters. To make the distinction, try determining the impact that your actions will make on your teams performance. Life and sports both require initiative, but before you begin your initiative quest, make sure your heart is in the right place so that you can help your team to be the best it can be. Now, the only question is how much initiative will you demonstrate today? “I press on towards the prize of the upward call of God in Jesus Christ.” Philippians 3:14 Holy One, Great is thy faithfulness to us each and every day. Teach us to be as faithful and to go that extra mile. Help us to take action that will improve not just our individual performance but that will help the overall team performance. Let us not be fearful to exercise initiative that will inspire and motivate us to be the best that we can be for you. Amen
Athletic Director St. Paul Lutheran School. Washed up high school athlete, lover of coffee and naps and married way out of my league.
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