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- What is the mission of sports in a Catholic setting and how is that mission best achieved?
- Are sports in Catholic settings formational for children, parents and coaches? If so, what needs to happen to help all involved to be more faithful disciples of Jesus Christ and active members of our Catholic faith community?
- What would most likely happen if all Sunday athletic contests happening in Catholic settings were halted?
- are rooted in the mission and values of the Church, and are, therefore, youth ministry;
- train and prepare the coach as a youth ministry leader representing the faith community;
- form the team as a small Christian Community that is part of the larger Catholic community;
- help young people to grow as disciples of Jesus within the faith community.
- Players play – they learn to play, develop skills, win, and lose while modeling Catholic values and behaviors;
- Coaches teach – they are faith leaders and sport leaders who help the children grow;
- Officials officiate – they are trained to provide a safe experience according to the rules;
- Parents support – they provide encouragement and support while modeling Catholic behavior and values.
Brian Milone is the Director of the Valley Catholic Sports League in Southern California.
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Today's post is written by Michele Phillips, a senior at the University of Notre Dame majoring in Information Technology Management. Michele is a student in the Social Foundations of Coaching course taught by Play Like a Champion founder and director Professor Clark Power and program director Kristin Sheehan. Michele is also a midfielder for Notre Dame's Women's Lacrosse Team.