Coach Commitment

For more information about becoming a LION HEART Coach and/or Player, please contact Michael Gilbert via the contact form on this site. 

As a Lion Heart Coach, I will Commit:

  1. To be a servant leader who models character and integrity in my actions and words;
  2. To selflessly put the best interests of my players and team first;
  3. To acknowledge my role as a teacher and mentor to my players;
  4.  When necessary, to seek advice and guidance from other coaches to help me perform my role of Coach to the best of my ability;
  5.  To model and teach my players good sportsmanship (how to respect the game, teammates, coaches, opponents, and officials.) . . . especially during bad times;
  6. To encourage the strength to face weakness, the courage to face fear, the grace to accept honest defeat, and the humility and gentleness to accept victory;
  7. To model for my players the value of having dreams and setting goals;
  8. To encourage my players to play with all of their heart and to the best of their God -given abilities;
  9. To be a student of the game and prepared to instruct my Players in proper technique and execution;
  10. To praise players for playing to their ability, not for being the best player, and to reserve serious criticism privately;
  11. To encourage fellowship and fun among the players, coaches and parents;
  12. After all these things are theirs, add for me, I pray, the wisdom to step back out of the limelight so that they may see their giftedness and the path that leads to the building of a Champion.

I sign my name below and commit to my family, my players and coaches, the parents and opposing teams that I will strive to adhere to the foregoing, and strive to be a servant leader and a Lion Heart Coach.