Why Educational Athletics?

Sports are “the most important of unimportant things.”

I came across that description in Brian Bolt’s book Sports. Faith. Life.  But, it was not until the recent pandemic that I really experienced the truth of that statement.  As a school athletic director, it is painful to put a “pause” on sports in order to fight the virus.  But it is necessary.  And for those of us in athletics, it offers a chance to reassess and account for our priorities.  

Over the past few weeks I’ve had more time than usual for introspection.  I’ve been able to think back on my years playing youth sports, coaching school teams, and ultimately making a career in educational athletics.  In my reflections I keep returning to a tension that always seems to surface.  Does character development or physical development carry more weight?… 

Continue reading the full post on Baylor’s Faith & Sports Blog: https://blogs.baylor.edu/faithsports/2020/05/14/why-educational-athletics/