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CFPO Youth Sports Christian Morals

To help us help you instill values in our young people and equip our players with tools to use on and off the field we have developed a set of Christian Values and Morals for weekly discussion with all of our players. These Christian moral messages will be interjected briefly throughout practice. We will use moments when the players are putting equipment on, during drills, before competition etc. Christian Moral messages repetition is important. Examples from football, school, family and friends will be emphasized. We will discuss a different values each week for 10 weeks. Below are the Christian Morals mated with bible versus and quotes from famous people to help us push the importance of being a good man who is part of something bigger than himself.
Bible verses are not quoted, but accurately paraphrased to simplify for younger folks.

Week 1 : School - "I can be a good student"

Proverbs 8:10—Choose instruction instead of silver and knowledge rather than gold.
“I will prepare and some day my chance will come.”  President Abraham Lincoln
“When you know better you do better.” – Maya Angelou
“If we work upon marble, it will perish.  If we work upon brass, time will efface it.  If we rear temples, they will crumble to dust.  But, if we work upon men’s immortal minds, if we imbue them with high principles, with the just awe of God, with the love of their fellowmen, we engrave on those tablets something which no time can efface and which will brighten and brighten to eternity.”  Daniel Webster

Week 2 : Responsibility - "I can be responsible"

I Cor. 7:24—Each man must be responsible in whatever situation God has placed him.
“The price of greatness is responsibility.”  Winston Churchill
“Prayer itself is a reaffirmation of both freedom and responsibility.”  Secretary of State James A. Baker, III

Week 3: Goal Setting - "I can set goals"

Phil. 3:14—Press on toward the goal for the heavenly prize in Christ Jesus.
“The greatest danger for most of us is not that our aim is too high and we miss it but that it is too low and we reach it.”  Michelangelo
“The important thing is not to stop questioning.  Curiosity has its own reason for existing.  One cannot help but be in awe when he contemplates the mysteries of eternity, of life, of the marvelous structure of reality.  It is enough if one tries merely to comprehend a little of this mystery every day.  Never lose a holy curiosity.”  Albert Einstein

Week 4: Sportsmanship - "I can be a good sport"

Gal. 6:14—May I boast only in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ.
“Build me a son, O Lord, who will be strong enough to know when he is weak, and brave enough to face himself when he is afraid, one who will be proud and unbending in honest defeat, and humble and gentle in victory.”  General Douglas Mac Arthur
“We confide in our strength without boasting of it; we respect that of others, without fearing it.”  President Thomas Jefferson

Week 5: Self Control - "I can show self control"

Titus 2:12—Say “No” to ungodliness choosing to live self-controlled, godly lives.
“What kills a skunk is the publicity it gives itself.”  President Abraham Lincoln
“Whenever you are to do a thing, though it can never be known but to yourself, ask yourself how you would act were all the world looking at you, and act accordingly.”  President Thomas Jefferson

Week 6: Smart Moves - "I can make smart moves"

Eccl. 12:13—Fear God and keep his commandments, for this is the whole duty of man.
“Duty, honor, country:  Those three hallowed words reverently dictate what you ought to be, what you can be, what you will be.”  General Douglas Mac Arthur
“If passion drives you, let reason hold its reins.”  Benjamin Franklin

Week 7: Teamwork - "I can work on a team"

Col. 2:2—Be encouraged in heart and united in love so that you may have complete understanding.

“Build for your team a feeling of oneness, of dependence upon one another and of strength to be derived by unity.”  Vince Lombardi
“In order to have a winner, the team must have a feeling of unity; every player must put the team first—ahead of personal glory.”  Paul Bear Bryant

Week 8: Leadership - "I can be a leader"

I Peter 5:2—Lead those around you willingly, honestly, and eagerly.
“A good leader inspires people to have confidence in the leader, a great leader inspires people to have confidence in themselves.” - Eleanor Roosevelt
“Leadership:  the art of getting someone else to do something you want done because he wants to do it.”  President Dwight D. Eisenhower

Week 9: Perseverance - "I can persevere"

Gal. 6:9—Do not grow weary doing good; in due time, you shall reap a reward if you do not lose heart.
“It’s not whether you get knocked down; it’s whether you get back up.”  Vince Lombardi
“Now if you are going to win any battle you have to do one thing.  You have to make the mind run the body.  Never let the body tell the mind what to do.”  General George S. Patton, Jr.

Week 10: Integrity - "I can do the right thing even when no one is looking"

Prov. 10:9—A man of integrity walks without fear, but he who takes crooked paths will be found out.
“The time is always right to do what is right.” – Martin Luther King, Jr.
“In any moment of decision, the best thing you can do is the right thing. The worst thing you can do is nothing.” – Theodore Roosevelt