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Caitlin Clark Quotes: 8 Insights About Leadership and Teamwork

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Some Caitlin Clark quotes about basketball are very fitting for churchwork and youth ministry. Read on to discover wise insights from a young athlete and self-professed Christian.

Before heading to the WNBA, Iowa Hawkeyes women’s basketball player Caitlin Clark dominated headlines. The most compelling story in basketball wasn’t LeBron, Giannis, Jokic, or Steph. It was a 6-foot guard from Iowa.

In 2024, the two-time winner of the Naismith Award became the NCAA Division I all-time leading scorer. Now, at just 22 years old, Clark is a guard with the Indiana Fever.

While attending a Catholic high school in West Des Moines, Clark said she appreciated being able “to live our faith every day.” Discover what else this inspiring young athlete says about the importance of leadership and teamwork.

8 Caitlin Clark Quotes That Apply to Ministry

Here are eight leadership quotes and lessons from Clark. What can you glean from them? And what can you apply to your youth ministry team?

1. A true team believes in each other.

“All we did was believe in each other.”

2. A true team defines reality.

“We might not be the tallest. We knew they were going to beat us on the glass.”

3. A true team makes great plays when needed.

“We had some heart and some belief. And we came through when we needed big plays.”

4. A true team creates a culture of value.

“All we do is believe in each other and love each other to death. And that’s what a true team is. If you want an example of what a team is, that’s what this team is. Coach (Lisa) Bluder knows how to create a team. You gotta create a culture where everybody’s valued.  I’m just lucky enough to be a part of it.”

5. A true team respects their rivals.

“You’ve got to give them a lot of credit. They’re a tremendous team. They’ve had a tremendous year and are so well coached.”