Don Bosco Prep is joining in partnership with the Play Like a Champion Today Character Education Through Sports program this weekend. Play Like a Champion is an education program aimed to elevate the culture of Catholic high school sports.
Don Bosco’s Athletic Director Brian McAleer will be the program’s local leader and welcomes the opportunity to work with Play Like a Champion. “Play Like a Champion sees coaching as a form of ministry, and challenges coaches to develop the whole athlete: physically, mentally, morally and spiritually,” he said. “Our community looks forward to gaining tools to enhance our Catholic school athletic experience.”
Don Bosco Prep’s coaching staff will participate in the “Coaching as Ministry” Clinic on Sunday, September 16, from noon-4 p.m. Our Student Athlete Leadership Team (S.A.L.T.) will take part in the Student Athlete Leadership Seminar on Monday, September 17 during the school day. All parents are invited to the "Parent Like a Champion” Workshop next Monday evening, September 17, from 6:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Winning-at-all-costs coaching, sports specialization, and parent “sports rage” are just a few of the problems eroding the culture of sports today. The Play Like a Champion Today program is designed to provide children and adolescents with the highest quality sports experience possible. The program’s resources are developed in collaboration with faculty at the University of Notre Dame’s Shaw Center for Children and Families and with social scientists, philosophers, theologians, sport scientists, and physicians in universities nationally and internationally. Play Like a Champion helps sports organizations by educating coaches to make sports more character-focused and an opportunity for faith formation.
By partnering with Play Like a Champion, Don Bosco brings their “Coaching as Ministry” clinic and Champion Sport Parent workshop to the Don Bosco community. Play Like a Champion’s Program Director, Kristin Sheehan will conduct these trainings.
We look forward to the school community joining us next Monday evening for this special presentation!