Sports Chapels

By Coach Pat Street

“Everybody wants to win, but few are willing to prepare to win.” – Coach Bobby Knight

“Run in such a way that you may win” – I Corinthians 9:24

3 D’s of Discipline

  • Desire
  • Decision
  • Determination

“In basketball, you can be the greatest player in the world
and lose every game, because a team will always beat an individual.” – Bill Walton

“Two are better than one because they have a good return for their labor” – Eccles. 4:9

T – rust Your Teammates
E – ncourage Your Teammates
A – ssit Your Teammates
M – aintain Team Spirit

“If winning isn’t so important then why do they keep score?” – Coach Vince Lombardi

“ . . . let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles, and let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us” – Hebrews 12:1

W – hatever you do, do your best
I – vest your time and talents
N – ever give in, give up or give over

“How you respond to the challenge in the second half will determine what you become after the game, whether you are a winner or a loser.” – Coach Lou Holtz

“I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith.” – II Timothy 4:7

Only one game to play – play it well!
Only one life to live – live it well!

Play the game!
Play it fair!
Play it clean!
Play your best!
Play it to the last whistle!
Play it with Jesus!

“My motto was always to keep swinging. Whether I was in a slump or feeling badly or having trouble off the field, the only thing to do was keep swinging.” – Hank Aaron

“Greater is He that is in me then he that is in the world.” – I John 4:4

Four types of people


To be an All-Out person you must . . .
Challenge your excuses

“Confidence is a lot of this game or any game. If you don’t think you can, you won’t.” – Jerry West

“I can do all things through him [Christ] who strengthens me” – Philippians 4:13

Confidence = firm belief in one’s own abilities . . . inner conviction

Inner conviction can overcome any outer pressure to compromise

When your inner convictions are God-honoring you receive rewards that are God-given