1. Each and every one of us involved with G1 Impact LLC understands the importance of developing leadership through service. We work together, relying on our faith to strengthen our players physically and spiritually.
"Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility value others above yourselves." - Philippians 2:3
2. As coaches, we cultivate a culture of trust. Positivity is paramount to the development of leaders. We ask all involved to be mindful of discussing practices and games in front of players and children. As we trust in our faith, children learn to trust from their parents.
"Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen." - Ephesians 4:29
3. As coaches, we build others around us to become leaders, as well. Through our faith and service, we intend to strengthen each person involved with us physically and spiritually.
"Think how you have instructed many, how you have strengthened feeble hands." - Job 4:3
4. As coaches, we extend our practice of faith to each player on and off the field. Lessons on the field extend into all aspects of life. Players are much more than their talents on the field. We care for each other beyond the game, beyond the day, and beyond ourselves.
"Therefore, I urge you, brothers and sisters, in view of God's mercy, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God-this is your true and proper worship." - Romans 12:1
5. As a team, we will teach with encouragement. We will be compassionate when failure occurs. We will instill a healthy idea of perseverance in adversity. We will practice self-control with emotional and physical issues on and off the field. We will, in good faith, be mindful of others when approaching conflict. Focusing on encouragement vs. discouragement will promote trust in instruction. Trust will encourage players to flourish and thrive as athletes and as leaders.
"May the God who gives you endurance and encouragement give you the same attitude of mind toward each other that Christ Jesus had, so that with one mind and one voice you may glorify the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ." - Romans 15:5-6
6. As a team, we will be the example of leadership on and off the field. As we will lead by example, players will progress and develop their own sense of respect. We will be humble in our victories and gracious in our defeats.
"Follow my example, as I follow the example of Christ." - Corinthians 11:1
7. Players will develop healthy egos based on selflessness and sacrifice. Players will play for the team and not themselves. We will encourage strengthening the team by praising actions that promote hard work and perseverance that is directed towards authentic leadership.
"If I then, your Lord and Master, have washed your feet; ye also ought to wash one another's feet." - John 13:14
8. Encouraging players to focus on the positive aspects of their games will build confidence. Confidence is the hallmark to advancement in skills. Missed plays, strikeouts, and errors should not be the focus of a player's games. Negativity will lead to doubt; doubt will lead to indecisiveness. Players excel when fear is no longer a part of instruction. Key phrases to use in instruction are "next time" and "it's ok." Players will be urged to view yesterday as a learning experience, building on lessons to become even better today and their very best version of themselves tomorrow. The goal of success should be a long-term mission.
"Because he loves me," says the Lord, "I will rescue him, for he acknowledges my name. He will call on me, and I will answer him; I will be with him in trouble, I will deliver him and honor him." - Psalm 91:14-15