I’m a high-school basketball coach: Here’s my mission statement

Every coach should have a mission statement. One that they honor, love, and wholeheartedly believe in. It doesn’t have to be perfect, but it must be cherished, nurtured and etched in your daily habits.

Here’s mine:

Our young men will learn selfless service, respect, hard work, discipline, toughness, responsibility, and character. He will learn what it takes to be a winner on the basketball court, but more importantly, how to be a champion where it really counts: off the court. Our players will learn that life is not about the final result on the scoreboard, but about the journey they took and the life lessons they have learned while on that path.

Winston Churchill once said:

“Courage is the first of human qualities because it is the quality which guarantees all the others.”

Our young men will learn the courage it takes to be a champion in life.

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