It's the first practice. Your back against the cold, dented locker, you take your spot on the floor, waiting. A posse of other hopefuls surrounds you. A tense excitement is palpable. Or maybe you're the coach, and you feel that same electricity. What will the season bring? How will these kids perform? How can I lead them and help them find their potential? Inhaling deeply, you scan the faces and begin. There is nothing like a new athletic season, full of promise for both coach and athlete. Goals are set, commitments made. But as the season progresses, it's all too easy to lose focus in the fray. Best Season Yet: 12 Weeks to Train guides the coach and team to embrace their God-given talents, discover a purpose beyond winning and losing, and spur each other to that place where fear and dreams collide. For a dozen weeks, the entire team will visit themes such as commitment, submission, goal setting, pain and suffering, and pursuing excellence. It offers an opportunity to discuss and journal practical ways to set the principles in motion. The format of five easy-to-read stories is ideal for use in a Monday-through-Friday school setting. Each chapter contains supplemental material that offers the coach additional perspective on the week's theme, complete instructions (including a supply list, when necessary) for a team activity that illustrates the theme, and suggestions for bringing focus to the wrap-up.