Skills We all have our talents and skills. We each much identify what we feel we are best suited for and then develop the skills in that area to make us better. Like the old saying goes, practice makes perfect. Skill is developed and increased through hard work and practice. A very tall basketball player has advantages in many skills over a short player, however, the short player has advantages over the tall player in many areas too. They can both be great players depending upon the skills that they each work on. We can all develop the skills of the game while also working on specialized skills in the area where we are most suited. Research has shown people whose thoughts are centered on higher level goals such as “I want to be a Division 1 athlete” versus “I need to practice shooting today” maintained a higher level of intensity, self-discipline, and quality of practice. Be a dreamer of great dreams and fill your mind with those thoughts. We all have the inner ability to be skillful in whatever field we select, it just takes the desire to develop the skills. God gives us the ability, what comes next is up to us.
“We have different gifts, according to the grace given us …” Romans 12:6a
Faithful Lord, Thank you for the varied skills, talents, and abilities on our team. Help us to stay focused during practice so that we might further develop our skills together for the betterment of the team. Amen.
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