Magazine article Momentum

Reflection Questions

Magazine article Momentum

Reflection Questions

Article excerpt

Use these reflection questions in conjunction with any of the articles in this special sports theme section. These could be used during in-service sessions for teachers and religious education personnel, for team meetings, retreats, governing board and parish council meetings and many other occasions.

* Do our sports programs reflect the values, attitudes and behaviors consistent with the teachings of Jesus Christ?

* Do the adults involved in our sports programs personally exemplify the qualities they seek to instill in youth?

* Have we, as a school or parish organization, ever discussed the appropriate role of sports in the organization? Do we see sports as an evangelizing opportunity?

* How does our athletic program contribute to the core values and virtues of the organization?

* Do we practice what we preach in regard to the operation of our sports programs?

* Do our coaches see themselves as spiritual leaders? How do coaches act on spirituality?

* What opportunities do we provide to engage coaches in understanding the organization's mission and their role as "mission coaches"?

* What percent of operating income funds athletics? Is this the right proportion? …

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