Meet Lesley Perera

Lesley Perera, born and raised on the South Shore of Massachusetts, is the perfect fit to lead the growth and development of FCA as the new Plymouth County Area Director. Lesley, who grew up and played sports locally, is a life-long participant of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes and has a deep passion to pursue the mission of FCA by …

Wait

Moses answered, “Wait here until I have received instructions for you from the Lord.” Numbers 9:8 Nothing can slow a game down more than the moment when the coaches’ challenge flag comes out. As the red flag hits the ground, the players look at each other, then stop to wait for the instant replay. As frustrating as this can be …

Ministry Highlight with Mark Jones

You don’t have to look far to find a coach that’s struggling with different burdens in life. On top of being a good parent, spouse, employee, or employer, coaches are expected to take a team at the beginning of a season and win an entire championship. They are under constant pressure to deliver results, keep the peace, and maintain full …

If

As a young coach I thought I knew best how the players needed to be instructed so we would win. I remember one game where I became overly emotional on the sidelines as I told the players that we needed to score the next goal. Our head coach quickly responded by saying: “Even IF we do not score the next …

Thanksgiving

I enjoy listening to numerous podcasts during my workouts. Recently, I was listening to Jamie Munro (JM3 Lacrosse podcast) as he had a conversation with college coaches about recruiting athletes. One of the coaches shared that even if he watches an entire game of a player’s worst performance, he can still find the player for which he is looking. In …

Ministry Highlight with Nathan Bliss

As FCA staff members, we have the wonderful opportunity to see God work full-circle in the lives of others. Through relationships that are built between coaches and athletes, we are able to uniquely influence the next generation of coaches on several different levels. I have been privileged to know a young student-athlete named Stephen who was a rowing captain here …

Summit

As we piled in the car – the last to depart the annual FCA Summit, I looked in the rear-view mirror and watched the Mountain Top Inn & Resort fade away as we began the drive home. I knew people would ask how the week had gone, and that it would be very hard to articulate to others the profound …

Meet Stanley Passoni

Equipped with years of experience on the soccer field and a desire to serve the Lord, Stanley Passoni is making great strides in reaching others as an FCA Area Representative in Westchester, New York. “FCA is all about connecting ministry and sports together, which are two things that I love most in this world,” says Passoni. “I’m excited and eager …

Contentment

I’ve never seen a play work like our extra man offense did one season. It was so much fun to watch the boys repeatedly execute the play. It would create an easy goal for one of our players to finish an uncontested shot. As we ran the play, a few passes before the easy goal the whole play was predicated …

Ministry Highlight with Dan Barnes

A small nudge in the right direction can lead to great change. When Dan Barnes of Massachusetts started encouraging a busy coach to start a coaches huddle, he had no idea how impactful his words would be. “I started sharing with a coach the desire to plant coaches huddles throughout Central and Western Massachusetts,” says Dan. “The coach was already …