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Life Values Through Basketball

CRS Basketball League

2015

Stay tuned for the 2015 league!

Curriculum Sharing

  • Building Friendships

    Since the start of this competition, we have never won a match but through this competition we were able to make new friends from other places and have made stronger friendships within our team. It doesn't matter if we win or lose as we all still had fun. I also hope that through this competition pre-believers will come to know God through the sharings.

  • The One Who Will Be There For Me

    In the first curriculum of this Crossroad league, we have learnt that everybody would have faced one of the darkest time in their lives, be it failing your studies, or breaking up with your girlfriend. This is a story of my darkest time in my life. It was when my grandpa passed away last November.

  • Passing on the Blessings

    Then Peter came up and said to him, “Lord, how often will my brother sin against me, and I forgive him? As many as seven times?” Jesus said to him, “I do not say to you seven times, but seventy-seven times. “Therefore the kingdom of heaven may be compared to a king who wished to settle accounts with his servants.

  • God Wants To Heal You

    Throughout my time as an athlete, I've seen people getting injuries during the course of their game, mostly ankle sprain in the game of basketball. Personally, I'm very thankful that not even once did I sprain my ankle or suffer any physical injuries to the extent that I had to stop playing. For those who are familiar with the bible will know that there are many instances of miracle healing in the past compared to the present where we rarely see miracle healing.

  • Planning to Win

    In preparations for a basketball match, coaches and players would have a plan to compete with opponents based on their strengths and weakness. Teams plan out a game plan to achieve a certain goal which in our case, we practices set pieces, we train on our ball handling, shooting, chemistry and etc. However, in a game, unforeseen circumstances can still happen which causes the plan not to go smoothly.

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Game Sharing

  • Win or Lose, We Praise God

    Since we started playing against other teams, we have never won one game. We only came close but still lost. But we still had fun.

  • Don't Stop Shooting

    Being the coach of team ASC is a daunting task. Undoubtedly, it is an absolute privilege and honor to coach a team filled with talent and passion. However, having the pressure of coaching this group of individuals to come together as a team is a challenging task.

  • Encouragement From Team

    As this was only my second competitive game with Kairos, I still had the nerves going into the game. However, as the warm-ups went on, I felt more at ease as I knew I had the support from my other teammates who were all also longing to get our first victory! Throughout the course of the game, it was a great experience and bonding time with this team as I only recently joined.

  • A Game of Nerves

    The game against ASC was a tough one. It was not as we expected. It was a tight game.

  • Many Players, One Team

    1 Corinthians 12:12-26 The body is a unit, though it is made up of many parts; and though all its parts are many, they form one body. So it is with Christ. For we were all baptized by one Spirit into one body-whether Jews or Greeks, slave or free-and we were all given the one Spirit to drink.

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Life Values Through Basketball

I was invited to team Kairos by my history teacher Mr Stanley Tan. Before joining the team, i was playing casual basketball in school almost every single day.

However,after the many training sessions i had with team Kairos, i found out that i still had a long way to go before becoming a good basketball player. Training with the team introduced me to various team plays that i would never have used before joining the team. The constant drills also helped me to improve my skills as a basketball player. Most importantly, i had a wider exposure to basketball and had a jolly good time training with the team. I found myself drawing closer to the teammates who had different backgrounds and skill levels.

We trained hard for the competition but lost to the opponent during the first match of the basketball tournament. I found myself panicking during these full court matches and struggled to get used to it. I took it very harshly upon myself and felt a great need to improve myself as a basketball player. However,my teammates constantly gave me advice on how to improve my basketball skills. I was motivated by the constant support provided.

Not only did the basketball training sessions helped me to improve my skills, I also learnt many life lessons. For example, I learnt that as human beings, we must never give up on what we are doing as a breakthrough will happen as long as we work hard and trust God. Through the “pass first instead of going solo” concept in team basketball, i learnt that as we help others,we would experience joy and contentment. Success would also come our way if we learn to put other’s before us.

“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate, our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness, that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small doesn’t serve the world. There’s nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you. It’s not just in some of us; it’s in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.” - Nelson Mandela.

Hence, i believe that through basketball, we are able to sieve out important life values and most importantly, let our light shine brightly. 

Sharing by: Benedict from Kairos

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Past Standings

2014

1st - All Saints Church (ASC)

2nd - CrossRunners

3rd - Average Joe

4th - Kairos

5th - YG Eagles

6th - A.C.E.

7th - IOTA

See full 2014 results & photos here

2013

1st - All Saints Church (ASC)

2nd - CrossRunners

3rd - Kairos

4th - Ang Mo Kio Methodist Church (A.C.E.)

See full 2013 results & photos here

2008

1st - Bethesda Church Bukit Arang (BCBA)

2nd - Bethesda Serangoon Church (BSC)

3rd - Extreme Youth Zone (XYZ)

4th - Bethesda Hall Ang Mo Kio (BHAMK)

5th - Bethesda Hall Depot Walk (BHDW)

2014 Photos