Each year Play Like a Champion hosts a Pre-Conference spiritual retreat for those interested in attending.
The theme for this year's retreat is Sacred Spaces. Allowing time for prayer, reflection and discussion, the retreat will transport athletic leaders on a virtual journey to sacred spaces on the beautiful Notre Dame campus. The experience will help attendees reflect upon the graces we encounter in athletic ministry. The format and schedule for the updated 2020 Retreat will be announced soon! Those interested in participating may register as part of registration for the full Leadership Conference.
What is the Pre-Conference Retreat?
Coaches and sport administrators pour their hearts and souls into their vocation to serve young athletes. The Play Like a Champion retreat offers us all a much needed opportunity to take time out for reflection and spiritual nourishment. Taking place annually on the Thursday prior to the Play Like a Champion Sports Leadership Conference, this retreat on sport and spirituality provides an opportunity for prayer, reflection and community-building around our shared mission of understanding sport as ministry. The retreat concludes with mass, dinner and planned social activities.
Attendees Engage in Discussion During 2018 Retreat
"I had an incredible time at both the retreat and the conference; it was one of the more meaningful times of my life! I truly feel that I will become a better teacher, coach, and person due to the people that I met and the messages that were given."
- Joseph Hodge, Knoxville, TN