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A Discipleship Training School Elective

Sep 18, 2022 - Feb 25, 2023




Sep 18, 2022 - Feb 25, 2023




Sep 18, 2022 - Feb 25, 2023







Develop Your Teamwork Skills

Join us in Louisville and use your passion for basketball to reach our neighbors and the nations. The DTS's Basketball Elective will enable you to connect with people on and off the court through the game you love.

YWAM Basketball Elective

Jump into Basketball

The Basketball Elective is an add-on to your DTS. During the elective time you’ll be trained in working as a team, walking in humility, developing skill, sportsmanship, and so much more. The added focus of basketball will also allow for you to participate in additional playing time throughout the week and teach you how you can use your skills and passion for the game to share the Gospel with people! It's not uncommon for there to be opportunities, both in Louisville and oversees, to use the things you'll learn during your DTS elective time.

Topics include:

  • Identity as an athlete
  • Humility on and off the court
  • Godly character
  • Healthy attitudes towards self and others

Hands-on Ministry

The last eight weeks will be for engaging the nations with the Gospel. You and your elective will be spread across various outreach teams where you will meet both practical and spiritual needs as you share Jesus in a strategic overseas location. Recent YWAM DTS teams have ministered in Thailand, South Asia, Ukraine, Bolivia, and North Africa. Locations vary and the possibilities are endless.

YWAM DTS Basketball Elective

What Does This Elective Involve?

Godly Character as an Athlete

We’re called to represent the Lord in all we do and that includes playing basketball. Learn about character attributes that are essential to growing closer to who you’re called to be as an athlete

Sharing the Gospel Through Basketball

Whether it’s here in Louisville or during your overseas outreach, sports are a great way to meet people. Learn how to use the relationships you make through playing basketball to share the Gospel with people

Humility On and Off the Court

Humility means putting others ahead of yourself. Putting the team and your teammates first is one of the most important things and one of the hardest things you’ll do. Everybody wants to be the hero but to represent the Lord while playing, walking in humility is key

Healthy Competition

Our deepest and most raw emotions tend to come out in the heat of competition. Here you have the opportunity to learn how to deal with these emotions in a healthy way and enjoy competition instead of being ruled by it


What people say

Connect With Others

If you’re an athlete at any level and you want to invest your gifts in God’s kingdom, the Basketball Elective is for you. Hone your skills and allow God to increase your influence through your passion as you follow Him. Join us and see just how much of an impact can be made – through Jesus, through basketball, and through you.

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