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As my son Luke and I were heading to a recent lacrosse tournament, we found ourselves yet again driving down the New York State thruway. It’s like a concrete treadmill that just keeps going: flat, straight and the same road I have been on my whole life. The people that know how to drive it are constantly changing lanes to …

Selfless Integrity

Many coaches may dream of championships, Gatorade baths, or being carried off the field by their players. Those moments are great, but can be quickly forgotten. There are some moments that can be even greater, helping to change a perspective of others for a farlonger term. On Saturday, at our FCA Invitational Lacrosse Tournament, I observed a particularly heated game. …

Hit the Sled

I couldn’t believe it. The five-man football sled was sitting right in the middle of our practice field for the second week in a row. I turned to one of the other coaches and asked, “In light of that massive sled, how heavy it is, and the fact I have never played football or moved a sled like that before, …

Ministry Moment by Phil Tuttle, Area Representative, Southern New Hampshire

FCA Soccer Academy Mission Trip to El Salvador During our April 2017 FCA Soccer Academy Missions Trip to El Salvador, we had the privilege of playing against the U17 Boys team from Santa Tecla FC. Our team of nine was comprised of many youth who are also involved with FCA on their high school campuses. We competed hard, but came …

10 Man Ride

As a lacrosse goalie, I could tolerate many things. Standing in the cold in early season games, opponents running their mouth after they scored on you, being slashed because you did not wear arm pads, and taking hard shots of your shins were a few of them. However, there is one thing I could not stand. More than anything, I …

A Ministry Moment from Solomon Bliss, Regional Camp and Community Coordinator

As I recently began to reflect on the summer, I considered the impressive teamwork of our coaching staff of nearly 70, and how much their efforts so closely align with FCA’s core values of Integrity, Serving, Teamwork and Excellence. In the coaching world you usually have a lot of strong personalities and many diverse individuals who each have a way …

Prepared

Sunday marked the beginning of a new lacrosse season, which is always an exciting time for me as I get to know the players.   As part of the practice plan, which includes skills development and fundamentals, I will install our offense, start game preparations, and plan the direction of where we want to be.  During the boys’ first team-builder …

A Ministry Update from Upstate New York

Lacrosse brothers draw Section V legend basketball player father into FCA Greg Woodard was one of the best basketball players ever to come out of Section V, and he remains on Villanova University’s list of leading scorers. While he’s no longer playing the sport he has had great success in, and still has a passion for, he is now enjoying …

Spotlight on New Hampshire athlete Ashley Vining

Athlete, camper, huddle leader, team captain — just a few of the words that describe Ashley Vining, a 2017 graduate of Portsmouth Christian Academy, Portsmouth, NH. Recently, Ashley shared how her experiences with FCA have helped to strengthen her faith. During the last two years, Ashley led Portsmouth Christian Academy’s FCA huddle, which helped bring her softball teammates closer together …

And

As the timeout broke, the objective was clear to everyone on the team: possess the ball until the game ends. I relayed the same message to my players three times over as the huddle broke: “Be sure the game ends with the ball in your stick.” We are up one, with under a minute remaining and no timeouts left. Coming …