By Georgia Bulletin Staff | Published March 4, 2022
ATLANTA—Winning-at-all-costs coaching, sports specialization and parent “sports rage” are eroding the culture of youth sports today. To counter those challenges, Holy Spirit Preparatory School is partnering with the Play Like a Champion Today Character Education Through Sports program.
The school hosted two workshops titled, “Coaching as a Ministry” and “Parent Like a Champion” to its community at Holy Spirit Church Feb. 6.
Play Like a Champion helps sports organizations by educating coaches to make sports more character-focused and an opportunity for faith formation.
The program’s resources are a collaboration with faculty at the University of Notre Dame’s Shaw Center for Children and Families.
Dr. Edward Lindekugel, Holy Spirit’s head of school, welcomed the opportunity and said, “Play Like a Champion sees coaching as a form of ministry, and challenges coaches to develop the whole athlete: physically, mentally, morally and spiritually. Our community looks forward to gaining tools to enhance our Catholic school athletic experience.”