Almighty God, we praise your holy name and rejoice in the gift of this day, our families, teammates and coaches. We thank you for the gift of participating in this sport, that our bodies are able and our minds challenged by the exercise before us. We thank you for the example of those who have gone before us and who model for us the way of virtue and character. Bless us on this day with safety in our practice and the will to grow in virtue and follow you always. We ask this through Christ Our Lord, Amen.