Dear God, you give us the example of Saint Joseph as a leader and a protector of the Holy Family, a man of great love and faith to whom you entrusted your son Jesus. I thank you for the gift of these athletes who you have entrusted to my care as a coach. I know that you created them in your image and I thank you for the gifts that each of them bring to this team. I pray that I may imitate the leadership of Saint Joseph as a coach, especially in his faithfulness to your will. May I always lead athletes closer to you as I help them to grow mentally, physically and spiritually on our team. I ask for the intercession of Saint Joseph in our season and pray that you will bless our team now and in the weeks to come. Amen.