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Like Tweet Pin +1 in Clarksville Indiana Our Lady of Providence High School Baseball team won it's first baseball state championship this past season. It was also the first boys state championship in school history. Jay Lorenz’s squeeze bunt scored pinch runner Jake Katchur in the bottom... Read more
Like Tweet Pin +1 in SportsLeader conference for Chaplains, Campus Ministers and Directors of Sports Ministry November 15-17, 2016 co-hosted by the St. John's Catholic Newman Center of Champaign, IL. Come learn how SportsLeader can help you integrate the Catholic faith into your athletic and... Read more
Like Tweet Pin +1 in SportsLeader has recently partnered with a number of schools all over the country. Our first school from California is Sacramento St. Francis . We asked Athletic Director Mark McGreevy, "What convinced you?" He said, "After reviewing various options, we chose... Read more
Like Tweet Pin +1 in Kareem Abdul-Jabbar played for Coach John Wooden from 1967–1969, contributing to the team's three-year record of 88 wins and only two losses. His relationship with Coach lasted the rest of his life. He rushed to the hospital to be at Coach's bedside the day he... Read more
Like Tweet Pin +1 in We recently studied two different Archdioceses in the USA. Both of them had similar stats. Now let's look at the opportunity that team sports presents within each of those Archdioceses. We are in no way trying to downplay the importance of parish youth ministry. Our team is... Read more
Like Tweet Pin +1 in If you have not done so already please click here to complete our coach survey One of the many events from our Catholic Identity Pillar is the SportsLeader Rosary Rally . Last year we had hundreds of teams come together to pray with and for one another all over the country: 25... Read more
Like Tweet Pin +1 in In less than one year, Seton LaSalle Catholic High School in Pittsburgh, PA has made an incredible impact in the lives of so many by partnering with SportsLeader. Watch the video to find out more. The video was created by Kisker Productions . Principal Lauren Martin and... Read more
Like Tweet Pin +1 in We were blessed to have Indianapolis Colts Right Tackle Joe Reitz join the Roncalli High School football team for the SportsLeader Stations of the Cross Workout recently. The video is his talk to the team after the workout which he sweat through to honor our Lord with them... Read more
SportsLeader has four pillars: Virtue, Mentoring, Ceremony and Catholic Identity. Each pillar has an essential role to play integrating the SportsLeader system into the reality of team sports. Each has the power to make the team experience so much more than just the x's and o's. We were... Read more
These are the videos of the talks from the First Annual SportsLeader Director of Sports Ministry Conference March 30 - April 1, 2016. We will add all of the talks as we are able to post them. Please click on the links to view the talk. Paul Passafiume, President and Co-Founder of SportsLeader, Talk... Read more
Like Tweet Pin +1 in Coach Joe Ryan, Head Powerlifting Coach of Ascension Catholic High School in Donaldsonville, LA, and his Girl's team just won the State Championship. He and his athletes wrote testimonials about their season and how the SportsLeader pillars were the turning point in their... Read more
Like Tweet Pin +1 in Just a reminder that time is running out on the early bird registration fee for our upcoming SportsLeader Director of Sports Ministry Conference. Click here to register before March 15th. Scottsdale Arizona Notre Dame Prep Head Football Coach Mark Nolan interviewed two of his... Read more
Like Tweet Pin +1 in Have you registered for this great opportunity to learn more about Sports & Ministry? Click here We have a number of tremendous speakers at our upcoming conference. One of them is a true American hero: Captain Guy Gruters. Captain Gruters' story is nothing short of... Read more
Like Tweet Pin +1 in Jesus was tough, selfless, humble, coachable, 100% all in, dedicated, willing to sacrifice and take one for the team … On top of all that he could heal the sick and the injured, walk on water, produce free food, calm huge and angry crowds … Why wouldn’t you... Read more
Like Tweet Pin +1 in Join us at our upcoming Sports and Ministry conference March 30 - April 1 in Cincinnati, OH. I'd like to share some recent experiences with some of our women's teams. Pittsburgh Seton LaSalle lacrosse and Louisville Sacred Heart basketball. Coach Brian Klisavage led his... Read more
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Like Tweet Pin +1 in Humbling and powerful. This testimonial is from the head wrestling coach at Union County High School in Western KY. This is his 8th State Championship and 3rd in 5 years. He is Catholic and hopes to be able to come to the SportsLeader conference in March. ... Don't miss out... Read more
Like Tweet Pin +1 in Click here for the full script on how to do the SportsLeader Stations of the Cross Workout. John Chick, a professional football player for the Hamilton Tiger-Cats of the CFL, has been a real leader for the charge to bring others closer to Christ this Lent by praying the... Read more
Like Tweet Pin +1 in This is one of the most inspiring videos I have ever seen. Please watch this and show this to your family, your class, your team. Clarification note below. Click on the image to watch video Monty Williams is an incredibly inspiring Christian, Husband, Father and Coach and we... Read more
Like Tweet Pin +1 in Dr Santiago Perez de Camino, Director of the Vatican Office of Church and Sport, will be one of the keynote speakers at the SportsLeader Director of Sports Ministry Conference March 30 - April 1 at the Athenaeum of Ohio in Cincinnati. His keynote will be at 7 PM on Wednesday... Read more
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Losing is really, really hard. I admit I have been a sore loser myself. I am guilty as charged. We should hate to lose. It is a reflection of hell. We should not want to go there. As most of the world has seen by now, the Broncos won the Super Bowl and the Panthers lost. One of the most powerful... Read more
Like Tweet Pin +1 in Who can you share this with? Please share this. We need your help to spread the word! When you share on Twitter please tag us @sportsleaderusa Hi, my name is John Chick. I am going on my 11th season as a professional football player, having spent time on the Houston Texans,... Read more
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Like Tweet Pin +1 in We are excited to launch a new challenge this Lent: The SportsLeader Stations of the Cross Workout. Every Lent the Church encourages us to pray the Stations of the Cross. As a team or as an athlete, you are going to work out. Why not combine the two? SportsLeader would like to... Read more
REGISTER AND PAY HERE CLERGY AND RELIGIOUS ARE FREE. REGISTER HERE ARCHDIOCESE OF CINCINNATI PERSONNEL REGISTER HERE DIOCESE OF COLUMBUS OH PERSONNEL REGISTER HERE DIOCESE OF COVINGTON KY PERSONNEL REGISTER HERE DIRECTOR OF SPORTS MINISTRY CONFERENCE The Vatican Pontifical Council for the Laity... Read more
Our virtue of the week this week is Sportsmanship - The strength to adhere to the correct principles of athletic competition at all times. One area of Sportsmanship often overlooked is the respect and honor that we should show during the National Anthem. Virginia Tech head men’s basketball... Read more
Like Tweet Pin +1 in SportsLeader Director of Sports Ministry Conference March 30 - April 1, 2016 The Athenaeum of Ohio – Mount St. Mary's Seminary of the West 6616 Beechmont Ave Cincinnati, OH 45230 We encourage every diocese and Catholic school across the country to consider attending... Read more
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Like Tweet Pin +1 in SAVE THE DATE - DIRECTOR OF SPORTS MINISTRY CONFERENCE MARCH 30-APRIL 1, 2016 AT THOMAS MORE COLLEGE NEAR CINCINNATI OH The SportsLeader Rosary Rally event continues to grow. After having over 20 before the fall season with over 7,000 participants, primarily football teams, we... Read more
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Like Tweet Pin +1 in Please keep us in your prayers today as SportsLeader is being featured on EWTN's Life on the Rock show to air on November 27th at 8 PM. Bishop Thomas Olmsted of the diocese of Phoenix recently wrote a letter to men encouraging them in the battle that is raging around us. It... Read more
Like Tweet Pin +1 in “Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God” (Philippians 4:6) CLICK ON IMAGE: to view classic scene from Bruce Almighty when Bruce learns how to REALLY present his requests to... Read more
Like Tweet Pin +1 in "If you want to build a ship, don't drum up people together to collect wood and don't assign them tasks and work, but rather teach them to long for the endless immensity of the sea." Antoine de Saint-Exupéry ClICK ON IMAGE: to view classic scene of real TEAM... Read more
Like Tweet Pin +1 in "Confession has been my habitual homecoming since I was a child. It is a consolation and a joy, and such joy, our faith teaches us, is meant for everyone. It is our vocation to bring it to as many people as possible." Cardinal Donald Wuerl It's important to ask... Read more
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Like Tweet Pin +1 in SportsLeader was recently featured in a story by the Pontifical Council for the Laity. Please click on the image below to view the article. May God bless you in all of your efforts to bring your coaches and athletes closer to Christ through sports. Virtue = Strength, Lou Judd... Read more
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SportsLeader has been at the forefront of Catholic ministry in sports for over eleven years now. Most recently SportsLeader has been promoting a new position called the Director of Sports Ministry. We are working with multiple dioceses in an effort to beta test this new position. Our desire is for... Read more
Like Tweet Pin +1 in With Pope Francis visiting the USA this week, we thought that it would be opportune to share some of his thoughts on sports. Please share this with all of your coaches, athletes and parents. Pope Francis knows that sports, done properly, can bring our families, schools,... Read more
Like Tweet Pin +1 in I would like to share some information with you about an initiative we are promoting called the SportsLeader Rosary Rally. Our first rally was July 31, 2014 in Cincinnati with 440 Catholic HS football players and coaches plus 110 parents. Since then we have had 20 more rallies... Read more
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Like Tweet Pin +1 in Kids can teach us adults many lessons. Here is a poignant example of that in this video: Strive for excellence but do it with virtue, class and respect. If 12 year olds can do it, so can we! Coaching is hard on many families. The long hours can take its toll on the spouse and... Read more
Like Tweet Pin +1 in During one of my trips this week, I got to spend some time with a good friend of mine Marty Rotella. Marty is a singer/song-writer and a retired teacher. He is extremely talented and a man of great wisdom. He shared a story with me that I in turn would like to share with you. A... Read more
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Like Tweet Pin +1 in We have been blessed to lead four more SportsLeader Rosary Rallies this past week in Dayton, Cleveland, Cincinnati and Louisville. Inspiring, encouraging, hope-filled, moving ... all understatements. Each rally unique and powerful while at the same time all the same following a... Read more
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Like Tweet Pin +1 in SportsLeader Rosary Rally # 8 of the 2015 tour: Atlanta. 3 teams: Blessed Trinity, St Pius & Holy Spirit 220 coaches and players Vocations Director 4 Priests Campus Ministry Personnel Photographer- Writer from Archdiocesan paper Family that sent video to local news station... Read more
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Like Tweet Pin +1 in At the SportsLeader Rosary Rally in Columbus on July 26th we were blessed to have two young men from the Buckeye football program, Bryce Haynes and Joe Burger, join us to share their testimonials about how they live their Catholic faith. I strongly encourage you to share these... Read more
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Like Tweet Pin +1 in Coaches, We had our first three SportsLeader Rosary Rallies of our 2015 National Tour. So thus far for the 3 rosary rallies we have had approximately 560 players from 15 teams. St Louis, MO with 4 teams: St Marys, Helias Catholic, Tolton Catholic and Valle Catholic Kansas City... Read more
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As a coach do you talk about our Lord with your players? Do you say His name - Jesus? Do you encourage your players to follow His virtuous example? Athletes want to be tough, physical, capable, determined … Our Lord was all of those virtues. He is THE BEST example of any virtue you can think... Read more
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As we’ve communicated with coaches recently setting up the SportsLeader Rosary Rallies, I’ve met some amazing coaches. We have 18 rallies confirmed by now all over the country. One in particular is Mark Nolan, the head football coach of Notre Dame Prep in Scottsdale, Arizona. He has a... Read more
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HBO Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel did a recent show about collegiate athletics. It was a little disturbing to say the least. One of the segments was about the abuse college athletes receive from their coaches. The findings are also applicable for the HS and youth levels. Click on image to watch... Read more
Like Tweet Pin +1 in "NOW this is the law of the jungle, as old and as true as the sky, And the wolf that shall keep it may prosper, but the wolf that shall break it must die. As the creeper that girdles the tree trunk, the law runneth forward and back; For the strength of the pack is the wolf... Read more
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Like Tweet Pin +1 in I think there's nothing more amazing than helping people every day. Naomie Harris CLICK ON IMAGE: to view short film: "Honk if you Love Someone!" We all know that we are supposed to help other people. We know we are supposed to treat others like family, the way we... Read more
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Like Tweet Pin +1 in "Your competition is not other people but the time you kill, the ill will you create, the knowledge you neglect to learn, the connections you fail to build, the health you sacrifice along the path, your inability to generate ideas, the people around you who don't... Read more
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Like Tweet Pin +1 in "Where there is no vision, there is no hope." George Washington Carver CLICK ON IMAGE: to view how TMB Panyee soccer became a reality in Thailand. Challenges, obstacles, adversity......words that we hear and have to deal with on a daily basis. They come so frequently... Read more
Like Tweet Pin +1 in "I don't think I would have been able to stick with it and been proud of who I am and be feminine out on the court. I think I would have folded to the peer pressure if I didn't have my mom to encourage me to be me and be proud of how tall I am." Lisa Leslie... Read more
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Like Tweet Pin +1 in At the end of the day, the most overwhelming key to a child's success is the positive involvement of parents. Jane D. Hull CLICK ON IMAGE; to view a classic father-son scene from the powerful movie- Pursuit of Happyness High schools across the country are preparing for the... Read more
Like Tweet Pin +1 in The deep pain that is felt at the death of every friendly soul arises from the feeling that there is in every individual something which is inexpressible, peculiar to him alone, and is, therefore, absolutely and irretrievably lost. Arthur Schopenhauer Tragedy struck a local... Read more
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Unity is strength... when there is teamwork and collaboration, wonderful things can be achieved. Mattie Stepanek The students at Thomas More College in Northern Kentucky are working hard to improve their UNITY and STRENGTH. For the past 6 months they have been working TOGETHER as teams in... Read more
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"Greatness lies not in being strong, but in the right use of strength." HENRY WARD BEECHER CLICK ON IMAGE: to view famous scene of Gary and Julius in Remember the Titans. Communication, indeed, is the essence and strength of all great TEAMS! Ask any coach and he/she will tell you that... Read more
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1. July 19 St Louis, MO 2. July 22 Kansas City, KS 3. July 26 Columbus, OH 4. July 28 Dayton, OH 5. July 29 Cleveland, OH 6. July 30 Cincinnati , OH 7. July 31 Louisville, KY 8. August 5 Atlanta, GA 9. August 9 Cincinnati, OH Grade School 10. August 11 Pittsburgh, PA 11. August 11 Harrisburg PA 12... Read more
Like Tweet Pin +1 in SportsLeader would like to introduce our newest member of our Board of Advisors, Matt Birk. Matt is a former NFL football player drafted by the Minnesota Vikings in the sixth round of the 1998 NFL Draft, and later played for the Baltimore Ravens. He played college football at... Read more
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Like Tweet Pin +1 in SportsLeader Co-Founder Paul Passafiume recently spoke at the International Study Seminar on the topic: "Coaches: Educators of People," organized by the "Church and Sport" Office of the Pontifical Council for the Laity, taking place in Rome, Italy May 14-15... Read more
Like Tweet Pin +1 in An outstanding message from Pope Francis worth sharing with all your coaches, athletes and parents. Virtue = Strength, Lou Judd SportsLeader Pope Francis: Discourse to Italian Tennis Federation “The Church is interested in sport because man is at her heart, the whole man... Read more
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Like Tweet Pin +1 in "I don't know you but you are doing a great job!" Sign at the Cincinnati Flying Pig Marathon-Sunday, May 3rd SportsLeader believes whole-heartedly that affirmation is a MUST for any person, any organization, any team. We, as human beings, thrive on being accepted... Read more
This week alone we learned of two more College-Pro football players who are making some really horrible choices. Pretty much every day we hear about drug abuse - read ADDICTION - and domestic violence - read BEATING UP FAMILY MEMBERS … by athletes. These two plagues of society and sports in... Read more
HBO Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel did a recent show about collegiate athletics. It was a little disturbing to say the least. One of the segments was about the abuse college athletes receive from their coaches. The findings are also applicable for the HS and youth levels. Click on image to watch... Read more
Like Tweet Pin +1 in Giving up is conceding that things will never get better, and that is just not true. Ups and downs are a constant in life, and I've been belted into that roller coaster a thousand times. Aimee Mullins CLICK ON IMAGE: to view short video of Tom Ryan(2015 NCAA Coach of the... Read more
Like Tweet Pin +1 in "People who have never had an addiction don't understand how hard it can be." Payne Stewart CLICK ON IMAGE: to view the story of Marin Riggs and her battle against drug addiction: A MUST WATCH for all parents, coaches and educators! ***Fatal drug overdoses remain... Read more
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Like Tweet Pin +1 in People say to me all the time, 'You have no fear.' I tell them, 'No, that's not true. I'm scared all the time. You have to have fear in order to have courage. I'm a courageous person because I'm a scared person.' Ronda Rousey It's March... Read more
Like Tweet Pin +1 in "Loyalty and friendship, which is to me the same, created all the wealth that I've ever thought I'd have." Ernie Banks CLICK ON IMAGE: to view video of Head Football Coach Urban Meyer talking about OSU Buckeye Brotherhood and its impact after winning the 2015... Read more
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If you missed our virtue of the week this past weekend on CLASS - The strength to control one’s feelings seeking the good of others especially after victory and defeat, CLICK HERE TO SUBSCRIBE SportsLeader encourages all of our teams to incorporate service projects into their schedule. Here... Read more
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It is often encouraging to read the stories, experiences and feedback from others. Here are a few who have experienced SportsLeader from all over the Country. Virtue = Strength, Lou Judd SportsLeader Morehead State University Morehead, KY As I enter my third season as the Head Football Coach at... Read more
This is the time to pour the foundation for your season. Forging your staff and players with a vision, a heart, a unity that will help form your goals and give you the strength to persevere is a must. There are so many young men on college football teams right now who apparently are "All In... Read more
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Two simple secrets of excellent coaching and teaching are as follows: 1. Start with the end in mind (Aristotle) 2. Virtue Reflect on what you would like your players, your students to become ... the ultimate lessons learned ... the real takeaway from their time with you ... And then develop a plan... Read more
Like Tweet Pin +1 in This past weekend I was blessed to lead a retreat with the Franciscan University of Steubenville men’s lacrosse team. During one of the activities, one of the Freshmen players shared that he had played high school lacrosse for 3 years bot not his Senior season. He chose... Read more
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Like Tweet Pin +1 in Bishop Thomas Paprocki is the head of the diocese of Springfield, IL. An athlete at heart he has run numerous marathons and is an accomplished hockey goalie. He is also a coach. He coaches the goalies for the Sacred Heart-Griffin High School hockey team in Springfield. He is... Read more
Like Tweet Pin +1 in "Loyalty and friendship, which is to me the same, created all the wealth that I've ever thought I'd have." Ernie Banks CLICK ON IMAGE: to view video of Head Football Coach Urban Meyer talking about OSU Buckeye Brotherhood and its impact after winning the 2015... Read more
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Like Tweet Pin +1 in For anything worth having one must pay the price; and the price is always work, patience, love, self-sacrifice - no paper currency, no promises to pay, but the gold of real service. John Burroughs We live in a world of instant gratification; push the button and get your prize... Read more
Like Tweet Pin +1 in "One's philosophy is not best expressed in words; it is expressed in the choices one makes... and the choices we make are ultimately our responsibility." Eleanor Roosevelt This past August a tragedy struck the community of Maple City Glen Lake in Northwest... Read more
Like Tweet Pin +1 in "I am a member of a team, and I rely on the team, I defer to it and sacrifice for it, because the team, not the individual, is the ultimate champion." Mia Hamm CLICK ON IMAGE: to view classic "discussion" between Gary & Julius on leadership and teamwork... Read more
Like Tweet Pin +1 in Coaches, SportsLeader is organizing a special evening for you to honor your spouse in Cincinnati OH on Saturday February 14th at The Original Montgomery Inn. If you are interested in this event please RSVP by Monday February 2nd. Simply respond to this email with your name and... Read more
Like Tweet Pin +1 in I am indebted to my father for living, but to my teacher for living well. Alexander the Great Being a teacher is HARD WORK! Taking young people and moving them in wisdom and knowledge, much less in character, compassion, etc...on a daily basis, ESPECIALLY when those very values... Read more
Like Tweet Pin +1 in The National Championship for College Football is this coming Monday January 12th between the Ohio State Buckeyes and the Oregon Ducks. There are so many interesting and inspiring coaches and players on both teams. Regardless of who you might be routing for (or against) it is... Read more
I hope all of you are off to a great start in this new year. A new year brings new hope. Some of you have just finished your season, some are in the middle, some are about to start … so the timing of this email is different for all of you but … At some point in your year, the off-... Read more
Like Tweet Pin +1 in The SportsLeader Jersey Ceremony is one of the most memorable events you can have with your team. I have been blessed to be a part of over 100 of these special affirmation ceremonies all over the country. Every sport, every age … and now Division 1 College Football at... Read more
Like Tweet Pin +1 in Coaches, SportsLeader is organizing a special evening for you to honor your spouse in Cincinnati on Saturday February 14th. More details to come but I wanted to get something out to you so you could plan. ▪ 6 PM - 10 PM approximately ▪ Cost will basically be what food you order... Read more
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Like Tweet Pin +1 in HAPPY THANKSGIVING! For some of you, your season has ended. In the midst of that championship joy or season-ending disappointment there is much to be THANKFUL for. I wanted to share a few things that I thought were well worth your time, consideration and reflection on this... Read more
I've been blessed to have quite a few outstanding mentors in my life. All of the best ones had two things in common: 1. I knew they genuinely cared about me. 2. They were great listeners. Many coaches have asked me with regard to mentoring, "What do I say? What do I talk about?" The... Read more
Like Tweet Pin +1 in "Without craftsmanship, inspiration is a mere reed shaken in the wind." Johannes Brahms How many of you would raise your hand if I asked, who wants to be average? Who wants to be an average coach? Or an average teacher? Or an average PARENT? Not many, I would venture... Read more
Like Tweet Pin +1 in In football, the result is an impostor. You can do things really, really well but not win. There's something greater than the result, more lasting - a legacy. Xavi CLICK ON IMAGE: to view the #4 ranked inspirational video of 2014 It can be discouraging for so many athletes... Read more
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Like Tweet Pin +1 in The way of the miracle-worker is to see all human behavior as one of two things: either love, or a call for love. Marianne Williamson-Activist, Author, Lecturer I hear so many teachers and coaches bemoan their circumstances. There are not enough resources, there is not enough... Read more
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SportsLeader is happy to announce our virtue by email program. Our hope is that this will make it even easier to deliver constant and structured content to your coaches and athletes in a simple and seamless format. Frequently Asked Questions SportsLeader Virtue Email Version Who is this for? The... Read more
Like Tweet Pin +1 in "Fame is a vapor, popularity an accident and riches take wings. Only one thing endures and that is character." Horace Greeley Our society is being fed the values of fame, popularity and wealth in ever-growing proportions. One of the reasons for this is that we, as... Read more
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Almost one year ago I lost one of my best friends and one of the best coaches we have ever had in our SportsLeader family, Trent Todd . Trent was a football coach in the Cincinnati area and to put it simply, was a very, very loving man. Click on image to watch video. He did a series of videos for... Read more
Like Tweet Pin +1 in Honesty and integrity are absolutely essential for success in life - all areas of life. The really good news is that anyone can develop both honesty and integrity. Zig Ziglar Most of the time, I assume the majority of people I work with and deal with on a daily basis are... Read more
Video clips are an excellent way to teach virtue without you having to say anything. At times our players-students-kids get too accustomed to hearing us. Click on the image to watch a short yet powerful lesson on honesty. Bobby Jones was not only a consummately skilled golfer but exemplified the... Read more
Like Tweet Pin +1 in A word of encouragement from a teacher to a child can change a life. A word of encouragement from a spouse can save a marriage. A word of encouragement from a leader can inspire a person to reach her potential. John C. Maxwell Coaches are notorious for complaining about their... Read more
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Recently we have been bombarded with negative news about sports folks behaving badly. Here are some stories of some professionals worth learning about. Mark Chipman, Executive Chairman of the NHL Winnipeg Jets, recently helped SportsLeader organize a leadership seminar in Winnipeg Manitoba Canada... Read more
Like Tweet Pin +1 in "My mother was the most beautiful woman I ever saw. All I am I owe to my mother. I attribute all my success in life to the moral, intellectual and physical education I received from her." George Washington SportsLeader knows that all of us in the pit of our stomach... Read more
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This video should be required viewing by everyone who has a license or is going to get one. Please show this to your students via any means that you have ... Click on the image to watch. Keeping our eyes on the road is important. Staying focused on what we truly wanted to achieve as coaches this... Read more
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Like Tweet Pin +1 in The last of human freedoms - the ability to chose one's attitude in a given set of circumstances. Viktor E. Frankl Across this great country coaches have been preparing their teams tirelessly for championship seasons. They have put in hundreds and hundreds of hours planning... Read more
Like Tweet Pin +1 in Sometimes the little things last the longest. I found the below video very inspiring and thought-provoking and I hope it does the same for you. Click on the image to watch - it's only a minute long. We could put ourselves in the position of the Dad and/or the daughter. Like... Read more
Like Tweet Pin +1 in Has having meaningful conversation with another person become a lost art? Do we know HOW to ask a genuine question? Do we know HOW to listen? Do we take the time to REFLECT on what we hear before we tell people what we want to say? Heck, do we even take the time to have... Read more
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I'm blessed to travel and meet some amazing people across the USA and Canada. Recently those blessings brought me another opportunity to see God’s hand at work right in front of me. I'd like to share a bit of a travel-journal if you will which I hope will inspire you in some way. For... Read more
Like Tweet Pin +1 in "I don't care how great, how famous or successful a man or woman may be, each hungers for applause." George M. Adams As coaches, we all work for the W's. It's the nature of the game, as well as in our own natures as human beings. We all want to succeed. We... Read more
Like Tweet Pin +1 in By Jim Caviezel Actor Jim Caviezel plays the role of high school football Coach Bob Ladouceur in the new movie, When the Game Stands Tall . What do shoes and socks have to do with how I do life? My father played basketball under the legendary UCLA coach John Wooden, who became... Read more
Coach, have you ever wanted to feel like your leaders had your back? That they understood and valued all the sacrifices you put in, the effort to transform lives and that you were not in it just to win games? Bishop Thomas Paprocki of the Catholic Diocese of Springfield, IL did just that for the... Read more

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