Our goal is to teach our youth how to compete like Christians and learn how to be humble when they win and learn humility they lose. OLOR-Youth-Sports has operated under the principals of teaching our youth under the age of 8 years old how to learn to love the game. No score or standings are officially kept for our participants under the age of 8.
For our older participants above the ages of 8, we teach our youth how to compete fairly, while incentivizing them with the opportunity to win the prize at the end of the season. Our athletes 8 years and older, compete for the trophy at the end of the year. However, only first and second place teams earn trophies. OLOR-Youth-Sports believes the trophy is a reward for hard work and dedication. We are not a league that distributes participation trophies. CYS Tampa does believe in recognizing and awarding our athletes accordingly for all their hard work and dedication. Our season ending ceremonies includes a season ending celebration that includes certificate of participation, team/individual photo, and token of our spiritual journey.
1 Corinthians 9:24-27 “Do you not know that in a race all the runners run, but only one gets the prize? Run in such a way as to get the prize. Everyone who competes in the games goes into strict training.”