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 begins early in August and will continue through October. 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.
Archery is an ever growing and popular sport here at FCA with new members being added each year. The archery team is comprised of students in grades 3-5 competing on the Elementary Team, students in grades 6-8 competing at the Middle School level and 9th grade competing on the High 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)
The 2018-2019 school year marked a new beginning for girl's sports at Foundation Christian Academy. Our first Girl's Middle School Volleyball team played 11 games, some in the Nashville area and some against local teams. We ended the season with a 5-6 record, a great accomplishment for our inaugural team! Our Middle School team is made up of 5th -8th graders. Next year, we are proud to add a Junior Varsity team that will be made up of 9th - 10th graders.
Volleyball is an amazing sport that teaches not only individual responsibility, but also teamwork. Each player has to work hard to improve their individual skills and then all of those skills come together on the floor to create a cohesive team. We are thankful that we have our own gym and will have the opportunity to continue to grow and expand our sports programs in the coming years.
Coach: Lorie Baker (Staff)
The 2018-2019 school year marked a another new beginning for boy's sports at Foundation Christian Academy. This year's inaugural Boy's JV Middle School basketball team boosted our school spirit with home games being held in our new gym. The team participated in MTAC (Middle Tennessee Athletic Conference) as well as competing with local teams. Our JV Middle School team is made up of 5th -8th graders. The purpose of our team is to develop self- disciple, instill teamwork, make new friendships and boost confidence in our players in a Godly manner.
Coach: David Wall