Following the Vatican's Lead to Elevate the Culture of American Sport. Pope Francis's image of youth sports is rooted in a commitment to social justice, child development, and evangelization. The Holy Father's vision inspires this book. Hopefully, this writing will inspire the Catholic community in the United States to be at the vanguard of an initiative to reclaim the values of youth sports. If we provide coaches and sport parents with the tools to become authentic ministers to all children, we can open the floodgates so that more children can truly play in our gyms and on our fields, rejoicing and growing to become the fullest version of God's creation.