Today across the state, thousands of student-athletes are gathering on fields and in gyms as their fall seasons kick off. For most kids, the start of school is still three weeks away and the athletic field provides a different opportunity than what will be awaiting them on the day after Labor Day. An opportunity for a fresh start.
For some, it represents a culmination of years of hard work and lofty goals for the upcoming season..
For others, it’s a step out of their comfort zone and a chance to explore new potential interests and passions.
For all, there is a level of uncertainty that brings both excitement and nervousness.
The power of sport to teach teamwork, grit, work ethic, and responding to adversity presents an opportunity that is different than what student-athletes will experience in the classroom.
As you start to your week today, I hope you keep these kids in mind. Pray for great experiences that will help shape and mold them into the young men and women they were meant to become.
And if you find yourself needing a fresh start, go ahead and take it today!