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Character Coach or Team Chaplain

Posted by admin May - 1 - 2013 - Wednesday

I just returned from Baltimore. I was there for a regional Fellowship of Christian Athletes-sponsored conference on training Character Coaches and Team Chaplain. Great time and great material!

Rod Hairston, the Balt. Ravens Team Chaplain, was the keynote speaker. We also had Joe Erhmann speaking to us on coaching from “the inside out.” I recommended Jeffrey Marxx’s book about Coach Erhmann to you a few months ago. Now, I want to recommend Joe’s new book entitled Coaching From the Inside Out. I bought a copy at the conference and am looking forward to pouring through it.

I want to encourage those of you who are coaches out there (HC’s in particular) to prayerfully consider getting an FCA-approved Character Coach or Team Chaplain for your team. There was testimony after testimony from high school and college chaplains about the fabulous work they are doing with players at both levels. Contact your local FCA rep. and tell him/her that you’d like to talk about getting a character coach or team chaplain on your staff. If you care about your players’ minds and spirits as well as their bodies, then you need to get FCA involved on your campus and more specifically on your team!

One Response to “Character Coach or Team Chaplain”

  1. John Zerbe says:

    Coach Lew,
    If you enjpyed “Season of Life”, you will enjoy “InsideOut”. After your recommendation of “Season”, I read it last year and loved it. My pastor just recommended “InsideOut” about a month ago and I am about halfway through it. I will be attending a Joe Ehrmann talk on May 18th and am really excited. Have a great May Coach Lew!

    Be Blessed!

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