My husband and I coach and manage a U16 (under 16) soccer team, since our son is in love with the game. We use this opportunity not only to help our son grow technically and physically, but also as a mission field, to cultivate in him a heart for others.
The majority of our players are from low income households. Their parents are not able to take them to practice or to contribute financially.
We stepped up to give a few of these young boys something constructive to do as well as a safe environment to be in even if it is just for a few hours per week.
We chose our players based on a few simple questions:
- Do you want to play?
- Will you show up to every practice?
- Will you do everything necessary to win?
We are investing a lot of time and money, so we wanted to be good stewards. We also know that “you can lead a horse to water, but you cannot make him drink it.” So, we wanted to see #vision and #drive.
Needless to say the kids who answer “whenever I can,” to will you show up to every practice did not make the team.
Are you really hungry for #success? How does that hunger show in your everyday language and practice?
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