Thank you for this opportunity to coach these children.
Thank you for bestowing on me this great responsibility,
and for entrusting your children to me.
May I never lose sight of the blessing this is,
nor take for granted the time I spend with them.
Help me to recognize the role I have,
in shaping them not just as athletes,
but as children of God.
Under my care,
may they grow in skill,
but also in faith and virtue.
Father in Heaven,
Grant that I may have a positive and grateful attitude
in all my work with these children.
May my words and actions convey how much I care.
I ask this through Christ, our Lord.