This is something I developed for a children’s basketball league that I helped run at my church. We had a formal job description but this was a supplement to the job description to help bring it to life a little more. As you can see, these are diagnostic questions that coaches are to ask themselves.
1. Did I glorify God with my coaching today?
a. In other words, did I make God famous today with how I coached?
b. How did I do with integrating basketball, life, and God today? Did I look for teachable moments to teach the kids more than just basketball?
c. Was I patient, loving, and gracious with the kids and parents today?
d. Did I find myself welling up with anger or frustration today? If so, why?
e. How important was it to me that my team won or performed well? Was winning or performing well at the top of my priority list today?
f. Did I enjoy coaching today? Why or why not?
g. Did I exhibit humility today?
h. Did I treat the referees, other coaches, leaders, and volunteers with respect today?
2. Did I build redemptive relationships today?
a. In other words, did I look for opportunities to engage in people’s lives with a desire to help them grow spiritually?
b. Did I engage in conversations with parents prior to and after practice?
c. How much did I try to get to know the kids today beyond basketball?
d. How available am I to parents? The kids?
e. Am I building deep relationships with my parents and kids or just maintaining superficial ones?
f. Am I asking “how” and “why” questions to my parents and kids?
g. How often am I praying for the families on my team?
h. How often am I trying to connect with the families on my team outside of practice and games?