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Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Texting and Virtue

Helping your players stay focused throughout the week can be challenging. One tradition that is working and bringing a lot of results is the idea of texting or emailing quotes to your players that center around the virtue theme of the week.

For example, let's say you are focusing on on being "Self-Less" this week. In the morning you could text the quote and then in the afternoon you could text them the little resolution. This enables you to be in constant contact with them in a "format" that they use all day - their phone. SportsLeader has this all developed for you.

Our kids get a million bad messages a day. How about we give them some good ones?


“It is not fair to ask of others what you are not willing to do yourself.” – Eleanor Roosevelt

Ask your Mom/Dad about their hobbies as a teen

“The only way to have a friend is to be one.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

Speak well of a teacher

“The miracle is this – the more we share, the more we have.” – Leonard Nimoy

Visualize a perfect play

“Doing nothing for others is the undoing of ourselves.” – Horace Mann

Catch up day – do one of the resolutions you missed

“There is no happiness in having or getting, but only in giving.” – Henry Drummond

Go to a sibling’s next sporting event

“Man is not on the earth solely for his own happiness. He is there to realize great things for humanity.” – Vincent Van Gogh

Serve your team by doing something to help without being asked

“Be kind and merciful. Let no one ever come to you without coming away better and happier.” – Mother Teresa

Treat girls/women with respect and kindness 

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