I Will

Recently, a player either intentionally or unintentionally violated one of the fundamental principles of our offense.  When I reminded him of the importance of remaining faithful to our game plan, he looked me in the eye and said, “I will.” To me, this implied that he will commit to getting it right the next time.   Similarly, in my faith, I …

Staff Spotlight: Cody Foster

Cody Foster grew up in Cazenovia, New York where he played football, wrestled, and ran track in school. He was recruited to play football at St. John Fisher College where he started for three years and became Captain of the team. Foster graduated with a degree in Communication and Journalism with a focus in public speaking in 2014 and has …

Staff Spotlight: Mickey Morello

When Mickey Morello heard about FCA for the first time, he felt that God was stirring his soul for young athletes in sports ministry. “I have an evangelical call on my life to share my faith in Jesus Christ,” says Morello. “I just want to see students encounter Him in real ways. After I realized what FCA was doing in …

Peacemaker

“Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God.” Matthew 5:9 When Jesus gave us the eight Beatitudes in the book of Matthew, He gave us incredible keys to a fulfilling life that honors Him.  While His promises are great, some of them are extremely challenging to live out.  Outside of coaching, there may not be another …

Meet Ed Trask

As a Connecticut native who has traveled around the United States, Ed Trask is eager to bring the hope of Jesus Christ into the lives of coaches and athletes in the Northeast Region. “It’s important to understand the people of New England if you want to bring them the good news of Jesus,” says Trask. “This is a largely unchurched …

The Challenge

I have been called many names and been accused of many things over the years as a coach.  When you sign up to coach, you know that you will be questioned, criticized, and at times unappreciated.  This is all part of the opportunity and responsibility of being in what I believe is the most influential position in society today – …

Steps

While it seems like yesterday, it was eight short years ago when I reluctantly decided to take a step, not knowing the impact it would have on my life. As our son Luke was beginning his journey into youth lacrosse, I committed to do whatever it took to not coach his team.  I managed to maintain this stance and opinion …

Ministry Highlight with Bill Melvin

Here in Massachusetts, reaching coaches with the Gospel of Jesus Christ depends on one key factor: authenticity. You must be invested in people, not in an agenda, to build lasting relationships with New Englanders. That’s why Billy started a small FCA Coaches Huddle on the North Shore a few months ago – to give coaches an opportunity to develop trust …

Delays

As with all sports, when there is lightning in the area, players are typically required to wait thirty minutes from the last observed lightning strike before they retake the field.  During an important early season game, a lightning delay became an opportunity of private preparation for our team.  As we anxiously sat in the locker room awaiting the opportunity to …

Meet Erin LaFluer

Erin LaFluer brings eleven years of executive, administrative experience to Northeast FCA as an FCA Administrative Assistant. Having worked with five board directors for Currier Plastics for over a decade, she has significant knowledge and insight when it comes to running an organization. “I’m excited about organizing and streamlining processes to make things efficient,” says LaFluer. “My goal at Northeast …