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Ask these three gut-check questions to see if you’re the kind of coach who gets the most out of your athletes.

Key Questions:

  1. Is winning all that matters? For Christian coaches, there should be more to it.
  2. Do you treat your athletes like commodities? It’s easy to view them like “chess pieces” on your board, especially if your career and livelihood depends upon them. 
  3. Is your coaching career about you, or is it about pointing people to Jesus? When we coach to the hearts of our players, we gain their trust – and that eventually leads to more wins for the team.

Quote This:

Colossians 3:1-3 Since you have been raised to new life with Christ, set your sights on the realities of heaven, where Christ sits in the place of honor at God’s right hand. Think about the things of heaven, in not the things of earth. For you died to this life I him, and your real life is hidden with Christ in God.

See Also: Coaches, Athletes

Talk About It
  1. What is your initial reaction to this topic? What jumped out at you?
  2. What’s the toughest part of your job as a coach right now? 
  3. Take an honest assessment. In what ways are you currently treating your athletes more like chess pieces to advance your coaching career? In what ways are you building into the character of your athletes to help them grow as individuals?
  4. How are you doing at building God’s reputation on your team? How have you seen other coaches do that successfully?
  5. Read Colossians 3:1-3. How can “setting your sights on the realities of heaven” give you the proper perspective in your role as a coach?
  6. Write a personal action step based on this conversation.