The Definition of Sport

This is a great little piece worth committing to memory. Have a competition amongst all your players and coaches to see who can memorize it first.

"Sport, properly directed,
develops character
makes a man courageous, a generous loser, and a gracious victor;
it refines the senses,
gives intellectual penetration
and steels the will to endurance.

It is not merely a physical development then.

Sport, rightly understood, is an occupation of the whole man, 
and while perfecting the body as an instrument of the mind, 
it also makes the mind itself a more refined instrument for the search and communication of truth
and helps man to achieve that end to which all others must be subservient, 
the service and praise of his creator."

Pope Pius XII