Hello! Welcome to our Western Wyoming FCA Blog.
We hope that the stories and updates here give you insight into what God is doing in our area through our staff, coaches, athletes and volunteers and help connect our FCA community in our western region as well as statewide, nationally, and even internationally.
To equip and empower our FCA community in Western Wyoming, we would like to share with you in this post 5 things to know about our FCA Student Athelte Leadership Teams:
- What a Leadership Team Looks Like
- Why Do We Need Leadership Teams
- Who Serves on the Leadership Team
- How to Join a Leadership Team
- Where FCA Leaders Find Resource
Keep scrolling to read more below...
What a Leadership Team Looks Like
FCA Leadership Teams serve as an opportunity for Student Athletes to take on a Leadership position within the ministry of FCA and step up to a leadership role on their campus and teams.
These Student Athletes typically represent each sport in their school. As a result, Leadership Teams help unite Student Athletes across different sports and teams, while at the same time, strengthening them individually to influence and impact their teammates and coaches.
Take a Look at Pindale HS Leadership Team
For the Pinedale High School, their FCA Leadership Team demonstrates quality leadership, along with their Huddle Coach, Casey Nauwen.
FCA Leadership Team Meetings
Every Sunday after church, the FCA Leadership Team and Huddle Coach Nauwen meet in his family's home for a dinner, Bible study and planning. Also, they pray together for their school, sports, and each other.
However... It does not stop there!
FCA Leaders in Action
Throughout the week, each FCA leader takes turns leading a FCA devotional at lunch in a coach's rooms. Moreover, they have started a Volleyball, Track, and Soccer Team Huddles for other student athletes.
Not only that, these FCA leaders have been working on recruiting Sophmores to train and disciple for their future leadership roles.
About the Huddle Coach
For Huddle Coach Nauwen, the role as FCA volunteer and Huddle Coach has given him an amazing opportunity to serve coaches in the Pinedale HS with the growth and training of the Leadership Team.
Having his own children attend FCA camp and himself finishing the pre-season Huddle training, Casey continues to show his love for Jesus and sport through his Huddle Coach role.
Learn More about Leadership Team Success
If you want to visit with Casey about how they develop their leadership team, feel free to contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org
We are incredibly thankful for the Pinedale HS Leadership Team and Huddle Coach Nauwen in the commitment to influence and impact their school, sports, and communities for God's Kingdom!
Would you like to know more about Student-Athlete Leadership Team models and roles?
Read the Student Athlete Responsibilities from the HUDDLE PLAY BOOK or click on the pdf for more detailed descriptions.
Why We Need Leadership Teams
FCA student athlete leaders play a vital role in helping sustain the presence of FCA on campus and in their teams.
FCA Leaders Serve Others
They serve coaches on their campuses as well as teammates. They plan and lead huddle meetings. FCA leaders help with worship and Bible studies. They grow and pray together and individually, excelling in their faith and sports.
FCA Leaders Love Jesus
In short, FCA Leadership Teams consist of leaders committed to growing in their walk with Jesus and serving other athletes and their coaches. And, that's AMAZING!
FCA Leaders Impact Sports Culture.
In Wyoming, FCA student athlete leaders and their Huddle Coach are a part of FCA's ministry to influence and impact their campus for Christ, naturally through their love of sports and the game:
Western WY FCA:
12, 242 Athletes, 1,004+ Coaches, 43 Huddles, 30 Communities, 26 High schools, 26 Middle schools, 3 Community Colleges
34,000 Athletes & Coaches, 120 Campuses, 70 Towns
Just look at these numbers and you can see the incredible opportunity committed Christian Student Athletes and leaders have to impact and influence campuses, sports, and communities.
How can you support these FCA student athlete leaders?
Pray for FCA leaders. Pray for their Huddle Coach.
Get involved. Lead, Attend, Help with Huddles.
Get them to camp! Scholarships are available.
If your student athlete has not yet registered for camp or you are a student athlete interested in going to FCA Sport Camp 2019 in Spearfish, ND - REGISTER HERE.
Scroll down for more specifics on
Student Athlete Leadership Requirements and Resources.
Who Serves On a Leadership Team
Unlike other FCA huddles, the FCA Leadership Team involves specific requirements for recruits and leaders in order to participate. This ensures that FCA leaders closely and accurately represent the values and mission of Fellowship of Christian Athletes and meet the standards expected for these roles.
FCA Leader Comittments
These commitments come from the HUDDLE PLAYBOOK: Who Leads? Adult & Student Leaders Criteria:
- A commitment to Christ
- A commitment to Sport
- A commitment to Huddle
- A commitment to FCA
Based on this criteria, Huddle Coaches look for student athletes who exhibit these commitments consistently in their daily lives and sport activities to recommend to FCA staff for a leadership position.
Other FCA Leader Criteria
Furthermore, Huddle Coaches consider student athletes who show willingness and interest in leading and contributing to distinctly Christian activities, such as worship or prayer services, along with the availability to regularly meet.
Are you a Huddle Coach with a student athlete you would like to recommend/recruit for FCA Leadership Team?
Read on below or click here for the next step!
How to Join the Leadership Team
If you are a student athlete that has been recommended for FCA Leadership Team or a Huddle Coach ready to recruit a student athlete, the process to join a FCA Leadership Team works straightforward.
Huddle Coach Recommendations
First, as mentioned above, all potential FCA leaders must be recommended by their Huddle Coach as an applicant for the FCA Leadership Team. This means that applicants should receive a password by Huddle Coach or staff to access online form Student Athlete Leader Application.
S.A.L.T Application Process
This 10 min. (or more) application involves answering questions about the following: Personal/Contact Information, Church Service, FCA Experience, Spiritual Formation.
Also, student athlete applicants must review and agree to FCA's Christian Character and Mission and Statement of Faith and to conduct themselves at all times in a manner that affirms the biblical standards of conduct (including FCA’s Youth Protection Policy and Student Leadership Statement).
Submission and Notification
After the application's submission, applicants should receive a notification that application's submission has been received. Then, FCA staff will then prayerfully consider and review the applicant's information.
Check out the Resources Below to know more about the Mission and Vision of FCA and GET CONNECTED!
Where Leadership Team Members Find Resources
Student Athlete Leader Application
Fill out Huddle Pulse Forms
Register for Camp
Check out Scholarships
Connect on Facebook
Read our WY FCA Blog
For Middle School, High School, and College Student Athlete FCA Leaders:
FCA Student Leader Academy
FCA Public School Handbook
Fields of Faith Event
Game Day Event
Huddle Meeting/Ministry Tools
More Than Winning
Read FCA in Action
For College Students:
Camp Huddle Leader Application
Next Level Retreat
Estes Park, Co
For Huddle Coaches:
Western Wyoming Coaches Page
3D Coach Training
FCA Email Newsletter
FCA Coaches Page
More Than Winning
And remember if you have any questions - feel free to connect and contact Jim Hamilton.
There you have it - what to know about our FCA Wyoming Leadership Teams.
Thank you for reading!
Will you pray for Wyoming FCA's Potential IMPACT and INFLUENCE:
34,000 Athletes & Coaches
Over the course of 30 plus years, Wyoming Fellowship of Christian Athletes has strengthened and grown to reach every corner of our square state, under Jim Hamilton and his dedicated staff and then, later under Ernie Mecca and his committed team.
To learn more about the Backstory of Wyoming FCA, click or tap here.
Register for FCA Camp
Check Out Scholarships
Camp Huddle Leader Application
Fill out "The Pulse" Forms