FCA’s Athletics Philosophy:
Because God is sovereign over all His creation, His Lordship must also extend to athletics. The FCA Athletic Department recognizes this fact and, therefore, seeks to give honor to God by formulating a philosophy consistent with His character and will.
Our present pursuit of this reality includes the following:
We are deeply committed to presenting Christ to each of our athletes so that, by God's grace, they might grow in Christian character. This is our first priority because we are more concerned about the eternal destinies of our athletes than any other single factor.
We desire that our athletes perceive a Godly concept of success. While winning the contest is the object of planning and preparation on the part of both coach and athlete, it must not be considered the sole measure of success. Other values which are being built into the athlete must be the ultimate criteria on whether or not we are truly successful.
The criteria for determining the success of our athletes will be seen in the qualities they are developing in their lives. Such things as loyalty, respect for others, proper manners, perseverance, commitment, integrity, diligence, servanthood, suitable response to crises, humility, handling victory and defeat, encouraging others, demonstrating unconditional love, developing a work ethic, despising self-glorification, and knowing the joy of play are worthy standards.
We know that athletics is not an end in itself. It may be used to glorify God or bring Him into shame and derision in the world's eyes. We desire to instill in our athletes this God-centered attitude toward athletics. This will encourage them to be well-rounded student athletes who are developing interest and abilities in other areas.
We as coaches acknowledge our ministry. It is a calling, unique and dynamic in its implications. We have been given the opportunity to invest in lives of young men and women; therefore, we cannot take on the task of mere hirelings. The trust is sacred; we know that, and we commit ourselves to it.
Foundation's Sportsmanship Code:
We will seek to honor Christ in our conduct.
We will show respect to the visiting team and their fans.
We will respect the judgments of the officials.
We will support and encourage our athletes during the game.
We will support the decision-making of our coaches.
We practice on FCA's campus and at Kereiakes Park in Bowling Green. Practice began early in August in well above 90 degree heat. Our season begins in August and will continue through October.
We compete with all of the local elementary schools as well as neighboring county schools. We have participated in 6 meets and have received medals in 3 of our meets.
Our goal is that as many students as would like to participate will join us to encourage exercise and healthy competition. We also believe that cross country has strengthened the bond between students. They encourage each other to work in practice and do their best in competition. We have also encouraged a strong school spirit. It is our belief that the Bible encourages us to take care of our bodies and treat them as holy temples and exercise can help maintain their "temples". It also teaches mental discipline.
Coach: Julie Sutton
FCA Archery Team
In its first year of having an archery team, FCA has over 30 members on its teams. The archery team is comprised of students in grades 3-5 competing on the Elementary Team and students grades 6-8 competing at the Middle School level. The goal of the archery team is to promote improved student motivation, attention, behavior, attendance, and focus. The team will get to participate in various tournaments around the state of Kentucky. The archery season is school-year round, giving students lots of opportunities to compete and have fun.
Coach: Charlie Abston (Staff), Sarah Fischer (Staff)
FCA Golf Team
The goal of the FCA Golf Team is to educate young golfers about the game of golf. From deciding which club to select, to how to swing, to keeping score correctly, our kids will gain the knowledge and ability to grow with the game of golf as they grow. Golf is open to all FCA students in grades 3-8.
Coach: Charlie Abston (Staff)