The playing field is a powerful place to build character, deepen faith, and learn life's lessons.
Examples of victory to the Christian coach include athletes demonstrating the fruit of the Spirit during normal and stressful situations, seeing team members develop a deep desire for the things of Christ, or having an athlete share their faith with boldness to teammates and opponents. The Christian coach wants their athletes to desire to please the Lord rather than people. “Whatsoever you do, do it with your whole heart as working for the Lord, not for men.” - (Colossians 3:23)
The Christian coach wants their athletes to catch the vision that our Lord attends every athletic event and is their primary audience. Coaches are stewards of the many athletes of which the families have entrusted us. The Christian coach has been divinely placed as an extension of the family. It is, therefore, important for the Christian coach to be sensitive to our athletes as it relates to family and church activities. Although there are consequences for certain absences or choices, the coach always handles situations with consistency and the best interest of the athlete in mind.