Get Your Soccer Themed New Testament Today!!

10/30/2013

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Tim Howard among many more US Stars sharing their story!!

FCA Soccer New Testament has some of the world's best soccer players sharing their faith including  the 2014 World Cup bound US Mens Soccer players, Clint Dempsey, Tim Howard, Eddie Johnson, Brad Guzan, Brad Davis, Clarence Goodson: US Womans Soccer Players Tobin Heath, Lauren Cheney!  Many International Stars will be featured too including two time FIFA World Player of the Year, Brazilian Kaka!

This Bible is available now!!!  Contact Ross Paule to order: rosspaule@fca.org .  We are accepting all individual and group orders.  Only 12,500 are being printed for distribution.  They are going fast.  Secure your order now.

"This soccer themed New Testament is full of real-life stories featuring professional players from around the world who share of their success, failure and struggles along the way. Each story is unique and encouraging because it shows that God is involved in our daily life. I believe many people will be inspired to become all that God has created them to be mentally, physically and spiritually as they read to words of this book." 

 Lee Young-Pyo, Korean International and Vancouver Whitecaps MVP

More details below...

The 1st Annual Layton Shoemaker FCA Soccer Coaches Breakfast hosts 117 Coaches and Players

Philadephia, PA January 18th

It was the 1st of many to come.  If you missed it, put it on your calendar for 2015, at the NSCAA Coaches convention back in Philly!

Click for the full story

FCA_Layton_Shoemaker_Breakfast_2014.pdf

FCA Soccer Feeds Memphis Camp 2013 Success!

 

Players stepping off the soccer field and onto the mission field, packaging 10K Meals for people in need.

December 26th-28th, 2013

Fourty- Five FCA Soccer Feeds Campers, ages 5-15, had a jam packed  3 days of soccer skills training, life character building through daily devotions and ended the camp with packaging 10K FCA Soccer donated meals that were given to the hungry of Memphis over the holidays!  Director Ross Paule says, "Amazing to see the passion behind the campers and many volunteers of all ages come together to serve the needy Memphis Community.  It was a privilege to serve along side these amazing children and families who gave their time!" For the full story and pictures please click the article below.

Gift_of_Life__2013_FCA_Soccer_Feeds.pdf

Chapel in a Box- FCA Soccer Sunday Chapel

What is Chapel in a Box?

Chapel in Box: Youth Soccer has 1000s of tournaments all over the country and most likely many in your area. This program will provide the traveling teams and local teams with a “Devotion Time” on the Sunday of that tournament. FCA Soccer has great devotional videos and chapel outlines for FCA Staff or a volunteer to follow. There are very few worship opportunities provided at youth tournaments across the US. Traveling families on Sunday mornings are stuck with the choice of missing games and finding a church, or skipping church all together. It is difficult to find a church that fits your needs with time restraints and beliefs. FCA Soccer wants to provide an convenient, easy option and opportunity to dedicate some Sunday time to God and go to the tourney with focus to honor God in how they play and act on the sidelines.

Is your Club next to join? Need information? We will provide all you need!

Clubs Providing FCA Soccer Sunday Chapels: St. Louis Scott Gallagher, Houston Texans, Midsouth (Germantown Invitational Tournament Series), Collierville Lobos, Arlington Soccer Academy, Tennessee Soccer Club and more...

 Contact Ross Paule, FCA Soccer Executive Director: 901-596-7804 or rosspaule@fca.org

FCA Soccer Sunday Chapels:  Thank  you to all the Youth Soccer Clubs joining in on this opportunity!  Thanks to all the donors, volunteers, partner ministries and staff to make it happen!!!

Upcoming 2013/ 2014 Chapels:

September 1st- St. Louis, MO- St. Louis Scott Gallagher Friendlies 8:30am.  

*Leader: Brad Wos    Attendance: 45

September 8th- Memphis, TN- SoccerElite Championship 8:30am @ Mike Rose Stadium Soccer Central

*Leader:  Ross Paule  Attendance: 47

September 15th- Casper, Wyoming- Casper Fall Classic 8:30am @ Boys and Girls Club 1701 K Street

*Leader: Bryan Chadderdon

September 22nd- Brentwood, TN- TN Soccer Club Battleground Tournament

*Leader: Ross Paule  Attendance: 52

October 13th- St. Louis, MO- St. Louis Scott Gallagher Fall Festival @ Metro United Complex 8:30am

*Leader: Brett Stillman  Attendance: 16  

October 20th- Memphis, TN- Wolf River Classic 8am @ Mike Rose Stadium

*Leader: Kyle Rote, Jr.    Attendance: 16  

October 20th- Atlanta, GA- Savannah United U13  

*Leader: David Minning (David provides chapels for his team on traveling weekends for SU U13!)

 October 27th- Memphis, TN- Wolf River Classic 8am @ Mike Stadium

*Leader: Ross Paule      Attendance: 46

November 17th, 24th and December 8th, 15th- Memphis, TN- All GIT tournaments at Mike Rose Soccer Stadium, Time TBD.

2014 Dates

January 18th-19th 2014- Houston Texans Madness 2014

Feb 1st-2nd 2014- Houston Texans Blue Chip Showcase

May 2014- Marion, IL- 16th Annual Whirlwind Soccer Tournament, Times and Location TBD


ADD YOUR CLUB or TOURNAMENT to the LIST!!!!

Past Chapels:

November 2012- Memphis, TN- Germantown Invitational Tournament Boys and Girls Weekends

February 2013, Memphis, TN- ADIDAS Midsouth Challenge

April 6th, 2013, St. Louis, MO- St. Louis Scott Gallagher Boys College Showcase

April 14th, 2013, Decatur, AL- Open Cup

May 5th, 2013, St. Louis, MO- SLYSA Complex College Showcase

May 5th, 2013, Marion, IL- 15th Annual Whirlwind Soccer Tournament

May 11th, 2013, Nashville, TN- TN Cup

May 11th, 2013, St. Louis, MO- MO Rush Mother's Day Classic

May 25th, 2013, Casper, WY- Wyoming State Cup and Khols Cup


Add your club here!!



FCA Inteview with US Soccer Standout Lauren (Cheney) Holiday


Lauren (Cheney) Holiday will also be featured in our FCA Soccer New Testament, "The Goal" that is in print and ready to be distributed November 1st.  If you find this story on Holiday valuable, there are many other well known male and female players across the world sharing their story of soccer and faith in our Soccer Themed New Testament.  Order your copies of "The Goal" by contacting Ross Paule, FCA Soccer Executive Director, rosspaule@fca.org or 901-596-7804

FCA Soccer Championship College ID Series

2014 Camps Announcement coming soon!!!

2013 Camps POSTPONED TO NEXT YEAR.  Sorry for the inconvenience. 

FCA Soccer is excited to announce a new college identification program for both girls and boys of high school age.

This summer FCA will host a camp at Indiana Wesleyan University in Marion, IN. The camp will run June 16-19 and players will work with current NCCAA, NCAA, NAIA coaches as well as special guests including former MLS professional players.

The week is packed full of activities geared toward empowering those who attend. This camp has a Christian based focus as we will be coaching the person, not just the athlete. Small group discussions, team huddles and individual reflection times will be a part of our daily schedule. The camp will encourage student athletes to seek Christ's character as they compete and lead within their team.

For more information click here.

Join the camp today and register here.

FCA Soccer Feeds Camp 2013 Memphis, TN December 26th- 28th

 

 FCA Soccer Feeds Camp 2013

December 26th-28th: 9am-12pm
Location; Dulin’s Sports Academy
7790 Fischer Steel Road, Cordova, TN

FCA Soccer Feeds Camp is a great environment for skill and technique development. Not only will players get high level instruction *(level and age specific) on the field from former Major League Soccer All-Star and MVP, Ross Paule, and Qualified Coaches, this camp will be providing a Christian Coaching environment that focuses on “Whole Life Coaching” not just the athlete. Each day has an on field skill theme that is connected to a positive character trait.
What makes this camp special and unique is each camper will help package 10,000 meals that will feed the hungry in Memphis around Christmas time. Last year we packaged 5,000 and our goal is to double that!!
Our Memphis Community has the highest hunger rating in all of the US for cities of 500-1million people. Your child will be a part of making sure a family has food on their table around Christmas time. We will explain to them exactly how important this is andhow much it will be appreciated by each family.
Open to all children ages 5 and up. Players will be grouped with like level skill and age.

The FEE for the Camp is $105 that will include our just released Soccer Themed Bible “The Goal”. It’s a must have for soccer players, families and fans!! Copies can be purchased and given NOW for gifts at www.fcasoccer.org or contact rosspaule@fca.org

Our camp limit is 75 campers. Don’t wait, it fills fast. Application is attached or can be printed at www.fcasoccer.org Give your child a gift that will make a difference in their lives and others.

We are a fully donor driven soccer ministry with so much to do for Christ using the platform of soccer. FCA Soccer Feeds camp is one of our programs we are excited to offer our Memphis Soccer Community. Please consider partnering with us in our vision to see the soccer world impacted for Christ. Learn about all of our programs at www.fcasoccer.org

If you have questions or need more information, contact:

Rosspaule@fca.org
FCA Soccer Executive Director
9 year MLS player

Application:

FCA_Soccer_Feeds_Camp_2013_Application_FINAL.docx

A look at 2012 Camp:

Date: December 27-29, 2012

Location: Dulin's Sports Academy in Cordova, TN

FCA Christmas Soccer Camp 2012 was a huge success!  All the children had a very eventful, productive and 

fun three days.  Each camper had the opportunity to develop their game on the field and impact our Memphis community in a very positive way. 

We worked on dribbling, passing and shooting, while playing many fun games but one of the most powerful parts of camp was on Friday, December 28th, when all the campers packaged up food for the hungry in Memphis.  We had campers from 5 years old all the way up to 14 packing up 5000+ dinners for the needy in Memphis.  This food was distributed by the Memphis Food Bank to a population that has one of the highest hunger rates in the US.  What struck me as the director of this event and camp is that all the campers did this with a smile on their faces and were excited about working and serving. 

We look forward to our next camp in the Summer of 2013!

FCA Soccer National Director

901-596-7804

rosspaule@fca.org


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Complete Player Camp Series

Complete Player Camp Series:

June 2-5 Christ United Methodist Church 

Memphis, TN

June 16-19 Arlington Sports Complex

Arlington, TN

July 22-25 Bellevue Baptist Church

Memphis, TN

Click on Complete Player Camps at the top of the page for registration


 

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Facts on Financial Giving in 2012

2013 Year-end Giving Strategies

December 31 is a deadline familiar to most givers. But this year brings an extra level of urgency due to the looming "Fiscal Cliff" and the changes it may bring this year and next. Taxpayers are likely to face higher tax rates and possibly a change to the charitable deduction.

Will Congress reach an agreement in time? No one knows. But one thing is for sure – change is coming and an uncertain tax environment for 2014 and beyond means that it's wise to take advantage of current tax laws now.


Here are four smart giving strategies to consider now:
1. Give by the end of 2013
Why: If you make a contribution to before year-end, you will receive the tax benefit based on 2012 tax rates and deduction limits.

Consider setting up a Donor Advised Fund. If you contribute to a Donor Advised Fund before year end, you will receive the tax benefit based on 2013 tax rates and deduction limits. Then you can make distributions to your favorite charities in 2014 and beyond.

2. Give more now
What: For the most benefits, take advantage of today's maximum allowable tax deduction for charitable donations, which is up to 50% of your adjusted gross income (AGI) for cash gifts and 30% for non-cash gifts.

Why: There is the possibility that in the future many people will pay taxes on the amount they give to charity. Currently, that is not the case. In other words, the "cost" to give a $1 might be going up.

3. Give Stock gifts in 2013 and other asset-based gifts
What: Give appreciated securities such as stock and mutual fund shares in 2013, and explore gifts of appreciated assets such real estate and business interests.

Why: When you donate appreciated non-cash assets and stock now, you get to deduct the full current value of the asset as a charitable contribution. You don’t have to pay tax on any capital gain, as you would if you sold the asset and then contributed the cash. This is always a smart way to give, but it could be even more advantageous if deductions are capped or limited next year. Again, high-income earners face a potential reduction on itemized deductions in 2013-2014, including charitable contributions, which could make donating now more favorable.

4. Consider a charitable trust
What: Create a charitable trust, and name your Donor Advised Fund or a charity as beneficiary.

Why: Estate taxes are scheduled to return to pre-2001 levels by year-end if Congress doesn't step in to change them. That means all estates worth more than $1 million would be subject to taxes, at a maximum rate of 55%. Instead of losing your estate to taxes, consider giving more of it away to the causes you care about. You can create a Charitable Remainder Trust (CRT) or a Charitable Lead Trust (CLT) during your lifetime or through your will. There are no limitations on the total amount you can donate through your estate directly to charity, and the assets you transfer to charity are safe from being taxed. And when you name your Giving Fund as the beneficiary of your trust, it makes it easy for you and your heirs to change the charities you support from year to year without requiring an attorney, and vary the amounts you give each year.

These are just a few of the main strategies to consider in the current tax environment.

Compiled with data from ECFA and National Christian Foundation.

For information on FCA Giving in FCA Soccer call 901.596.7804 or click on the DONATE on our website

Donations can be mailed to: FCA - 10177 Mackwood Drive  Lakeland, TN  38002


Soccer Articles and News

Concussions are a hot topic in the professional arena down to youth.  Ross Paule, our FCA Soccer National Director was forced to retire early from MLS due to Post Concussion Syndrome.  Here is another article on concussions.   Concussions in Soccer/ Sports

Women's Professional Soccer Coming Back!  

US Soccer has announced a new women's professional league six months after the official shuttering of WPS... check www.gotsoccer.com  for all the details. GotSoccer's Peter Nolan has filed a full report.

U.S. Soccer Federation will run the as yet unnamed league's front office, a significant savings for the team owners. In another innovative move US Soccer, Canada Soccer Association and the Federation of Mexican Football be paying the salaries of their national team players playing in the league.

GotSoccer reac hes over 5 million soccer enthusiasts in the United States with breaking news and an award-winning magazine. In addition GotSoccer is the largest provider of tournament and league scheduling and player online registration software to the youth soccer community.



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