As written on her website, "In Sportuality: Finding Joy in the Games, author and sports coach Jeanne Hess has brought to the forefront a new language for sports. With a word, with a thought, says the author, new ways of living—and playing—can begin. Understanding the words that go into our sports language is the first step to restoring joy into the games we profess to love. And foundational to this language is her sportuality.
The introduction features both a pronunciation key and definition of the word.
noun: a way of finding joy in the games
adjective: of or pertaining to a person's ability to find joy in the games as a player, a coach, a manager, an official, or a fan.
Mat Dickey wrote, I had rather hoped the term "sportuality" was unique, but I suppose it's quite obvious if you think about it.
If I were asked to offer a thought, I would admit the word has never resonated with me, but it can be tough to capture what we aim to do in the first unit of the course. Sportuality—a way of thinking of the relationship between sports and the spiritual life, helping young people understand and own their spirituality and find joy in all of it is exactly what we do. I suppose it's best evidenced by their response...their take aways...and their spirituality. That is what you will see here.
And so, the fifth installment of "Picture This: My Spirituality" will leave you with the images that they believe best illustrate their spirituality...or rather, Sportuality. Enjoy
|“People can do whatever they want if they just set their heart to it, and just never give up, |
and just go out there and do it.” -Bethany Hamilton
|"For when I am weak, then I am strong." 2 Corinthians 12:10|
|“Blessed is the one who perseveres under trials because, having stood the test, that person will receive the crown of life that the Lord has promised to those who love Him." -James 1:12|
Be sure to check out Picture This: My Spirituality 1-4