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Virtue = Strength

In 2022 Owensboro Catholic Schools invested in the VIRTUE=STRENGTH program. This program gives coaches and teachers more tools to teach Christian virtues. There are ways to incorporate the work of saints and Catholic rituals into our practices and banquets. We can do more than simply recite a prayer. Our students, especially in this day and time, need stronger images and routines of faith to help combat all they are facing. 

Coaches are leaders. Leaders have a higher level of responsibility to guide the lives of the young people entrusted to their care. Disciplining with love is complicated work, but we sincerely appreciate all of the coaches who work with our children. We need to prayerfully support the work of our coaches as they instill powerful principles of discipline into their sporting activities. Coaches can be a great gift to our system and to our children. We need to constantly remind each other that the children we serve KNOW whether our faith is authentic and genuine. Nobody comes under more scrutiny than our coaching staff. It’s very complicated work. But they work hard to do the best they can to get it right. We’re all guilty of thinking we can do it better, especially after a loss! But our coaches and athletic programs are an important part of how we teach students to accept loss, accept our limitations, work in communion to support each other, and celebrate PROPERLY for those times when our hard work gives us the desired outcome!