Listen With Your Eyes

Listen With Your Eyes

Making your ear attentive to wisdom and inclining your heart to understanding. – Proverbs 2:2 (ESV) “Give me your eyes!” As coaches, how many times have we challenged our athletes with these words? With another practice in the books, we stand before our...
Role Model

Role Model

“Likewise, urge the younger men to be self-controlled. Show yourself in all respects to be a model of good works, and in your teaching show integrity, dignity, and sound speech that cannot be condemned, so that an opponent may be put to shame, having nothing evil to...
The Appointed

The Appointed

I will set shepherds over them who will care for them, and they shall fear no more, nor be dismayed, neither shall any be missing, declares the Lord. – Jeremiah 23:4 (ESV) Some of the most influential people in my life have been coaches. It was a coach who instilled...
A New Direction

A New Direction

In the first year of his reign, in the first month, he opened the doors of the house of the Lord and repaired them. – 2 Chronicles 29:3 (ESV) Some coaches have a special talent for rebuilding programs. They’re able to come into a new situation, quickly assess the...
Luck

Luck

“The plans of the diligent lead surely to abundance, but everyone who is hasty comes only to poverty.” – Proverbs 21:5 (ESV) In athletics, we’re always talking about luck. How many of us have heard or made a statement like this after a hard-fought game:  “Well, luck...