9 Minute Directions for Halftime
Session 2 - EXCELLENCE
Basketball is a gateway to character development in young people. At each Buff City Hoops game, 9 minutes will be devoted to teaching a basketball skill, character development, life direction and prayer. Each 9MD will begin with the Weekly Keyword that leads into the message. Each site will provide the 9MD Leader who can be anyone they trust to set a good example for the young folks. After 9 minutes, the group will end the halftime huddle with a prayer. If you have any questions please call Bob Kuebler at 716-830-8240 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
9MD2 - Weekly Keyword - EXCELLENCE
Excellence - "The quality of being outstanding or really good."
Excellence in basketball - A basketball player who strives for excellence strives to take his best shot. All shooters have a sweet shot. That’s the shot that is their best shot and they make it a high percentage of the time. A player who is good will take whatever shot the defense gives him. A player who excels will work hard to create room to be able to take his best shot. Don’t settle for less than excellence, work hard to be your best. Play basketball with excellence.
Excellence in Character – It’s easy to hang out with the crowd and do what the crowd does – whether it’s right or wrong. A person with excellence in character makes the right decision and does what is right in the face of peer pressure that says to do the wrong thing. Stealing is wrong. Hurting people is wrong. Judging people by the color of their skin is wrong. People of excellent character treat all people as equals.
Excellence in Life – “Because of this Daniel became distinguished above all the other high officials and satraps, because an excellent spirit was in him. And the king planned to set him over the whole kingdom.” Daniel 6:3 The Bible.
I encourage you to look up the life story of Daniel. He was once thrown into a lions den because some wicked folks wanted him dead and out of the way. They wanted to gain leadership by killing him. Yes, you can kill somebody to gain leadership, but it doesn’t last and eventually nobody respects you. Doing your best to help other people become excellent will help you gain leadership positions in basketball and life.
Thanks for your time. Go do something nice for somebody. Jesus loves you and so do we.
The 9MD Lessons were created by Bob Kuebler - Youth With A Purpose and may be freely used by anybody.