The mission of the FPCA athletic program is to compete athletically at the highest level by placing the utmost importance in a “fundamentals first” mentality, the installation of simple offensive and defensive schemes, and the implementation of a strength and conditioning program based on maximizing the physical qualities listed on FPCA’s “Wheel of Athletic Development”; all while maintaining a primary focus on the development of Christian character in each individual associated with the program through the teaching of six Core Values: Courage, Integrity, Patience, Humility, Discipline, and Enthusiasm.
As coaches, we should strive to instill and foster Christian character within our student-athletes. Our primary job as a coach is to “build into” the lives of each and every student we have the opportunity of coaching or teaching.
If Christian character development is placed at the very top of the priority list, we can expect our student-athletes to make better decisions and develop a “do right” attitude. A student with a “do right” attitude can be expected to:
As mentioned earlier, the top priority of each coach will be to instill Christian character within each of our student-athletes. Our program will refer to this as “building a house of character” (see below). Our coaches will focus on teaching six Core Values on a daily basis.