Brave Hearts Girls Ministry

Team Sports Skill Merit

The purpose of this merit category is to provide girls an opportunity to receive a merit after they have participated in a season of sports competition.  Team sports that may be included in this merit category include baseball, basketball, cheerleading, cross country, football, lacrosse, softball, soccer, swimming, tennis, track and field, volleyball.

The requirements for this merit include the following:

1.     Compete in one full regular sports season including regular practices and competitions.


2.     Understand and be able to articulate the basic rules of the sport.

3.     Understand and be able to articulate the concept of good sportsmanship and how it applies to your sport.

4.     Demonstrate the basic skills of the sport.

5.     Articulate the physical benefits of competing in your sport including improving cardiovascular fitness, strength, flexibility, coordination, and balance.

6.     Discuss the character lessons that can be learned from participating in a team sport including discipline, responsibility, hard work, obedience to authority, and respect.






Year of participation: _____________________

Completion of Merit: _______________________________________
                                         Parent/Leader Signature                  Date

Revised 5.11