Assumption Catholic Schools Athletics partners with SportsLeader
For Rapids City Times
WISCONSIN RAPIDS – Assumption Catholic Schools will partner with SportsLeader over the next four years to implement their Catholic virtue-based formation program for coaches, players, and students. Assumption is the first school in Wisconsin to partner with SportsLeader.
“In offering athletics programs at Assumption Catholic Schools we seek to use sport as a context for physical, intellectual, and spiritual growth,” said President Daniel Minter. “Our partnership with Sports Leader represents a continuation of that great Royals tradition in a very intentional way.”
SportsLeader, based in Louisville, KY, will work with Minter and the Assumption Catholic Schools staff to incorporate the methods and curriculum based on the four pillars of the program: Virtue, Mentoring, Ceremony, and Catholic Identity.
“Through virtue-based formation of our coaches and student-athletes we will create opportunities for mentorship and ceremony while embracing our Catholic identity in an inclusive manner,” said Minter. “Our goal is that the student-athlete experience will significantly contribute to Assumption Catholic Schools graduating young adults who change the world for the sake of peace and goodwill.”The effort will be coordinated by Joe Rayles and Joe Birkhauser in conjunction with Royals coaches.
The program will be introduced to the student-athletes via the coaching staffs of all 12 sports programs during the 2019-20 season, and to the parents at the respective parent meetings.
SportsLeader was founded in 2004 and is endorsed by the Vatican Office of Church and Sport.