Participation in the FEAST Athletic Program can offer many advantages for your home school student. The primary purpose for the FEAST Athletic Program is to provide a place to play sports in a supportive atmosphere for your home educated athlete. Our goal is development and demonstration of Christian character on and off the field and courts of competitive sports in the community. To that end, we strive to balance the competitive nature of the athletics program with providing the opportunity for character development.
By developing God given abilities and talents through hard work, dedication, perseverance and the pursuit of excellence we honor God. Athletics also offers life lessons. Things like: being part of a team, learning to work together, and encouraging one another.
- In addition to building life long memories and cementing relationships, athletics helps to establish an active lifestyle.
- Seek to honor the Lord and serve others by becoming the best you can be.
- Our athletic program helps us to bring to realization our goal of educating the whole child.
FEAST offers sports for middle and high school age children.
Baseball | Basketball | Cross Country | Football | Golf
Soccer | Softball |Tennis | Track & Field | Volleyball
How to Participate in FEAST Athletics?
To participate in the FEAST Athletics Program; you will need a Patriot Pass, which allows your entire family access to all FEAST activities for a full year. We never wish the Patriot Pass to become an economic burden to anyone, so if it is for your family, contact us so that we can work out an arrangement.
- Patriot Pass – You must be a Patriot Pass holder in order to participate in any FEAST sport. The Patriot Pass is $75 per family per year.
- Click here to read more about the Patriot Pass.
The fall athletic season is getting started and here are some tips to make the start a smooth one!
- Register for/Renew your Patriot Pass as soon as possible. Check to make sure your contact info is current and then pay for your Pass using PayPal, Venmo, or by check or cash in our offices. Once your Pass is paid for it can take up to 48 business hours to be activated. Our offices are open Monday-Thursday 10am to 4pm. If you apply for your Pass on Thursday night at 10pm it will not be approved until Monday when the offices open.
- Pay only through the payment links provided. There are QR codes available on the Athletic Registration page as well as on the registration itself.
- Register your student-athlete for their specific sport. Log into your Patriot Pass account using your user name. Once you have logged in you will need to click on the Patriot Pass page link at the top of the page, then the Athletic Registrations link found in the middle of the page.
- Enjoy your season!
HERE ARE SOME KEY POINTS TO REMEMBER:
- YOUR PATRIOT PASS CANNOT BE ACTIVATED IF NOT PAID FOR.
- YOU CANNOT REGISTER IF YOU DO NOT HAVE A PAID PATRIOT PASS.
- YOUR STUDENT-ATHLETE MAY NOT PARTICIPATE IN ANY ATHLETIC ACTIVITIES IN THE REGULAR SEASON, INCLUDING PRACTICES OR GAMES, IF THEY ARE NOT REGISTERED THROUGH OUR ONLINE SYSTEM.
From The Bench…
Letter From The Athletic Administrator
SHOULD I MAKE MY SON PLAY?
This resource stems from a question submitted to the Ask PCA blog. Responses come from our experts, including PCA Trainers, who lead live group workshops for coaches, parents, administrators, and student-athletes.
“My son is a sophomore who hoped to make the varsity baseball team but was kept on the JV so he could be their top starting pitcher and fully develop into a varsity-caliber starter. My son is so disappointed that he does not want to play at all this coming season. Should I make him play?”
CA Response by Eric Eisendrath, Lead Trainer–New York –
“I recommend letting your son make his own decision. While it is difficult to watch your child make a decision he might regret, in this instance, it is his choice. If you step back and allow him to process the situation for himself, it is possible that he will realize how much he enjoys baseball, values his relationships there, and that his chance to play baseball in high school will end if he chooses not to play now. You can remind your son that even Michael Jordan did not make the varsity basketball team his sophomore year and that often players actually improve much more over a season when they are leading a JV team, rather than riding the bench on the varsity team. You can suggest that your son focus on cultivating his “Teachable Spirit” so that he learns and develops so much that he will be prepared for success as a varsity starter in his junior and senior years. And if he does that, he might even find himself on the varsity before this season is over. Help your son think this through by asking him what he would do with the time he normally spends on baseball and what else he might do that could be more rewarding. That may cause him to realize he really wants to play, or it may lead him to get involved with something else that will enrich his future life. With those factors in mind, hopefully, he will choose the course you desire. However, it will be selected because he wants to, not as the result of a mandate from you.”
As parents, it can be hard to sit back and watch our kid make; what we think is a huge mistake. I mean, what do you do when you feel they are turning their back on their God-given abilities? Walk away from something you as a parent have poured time, effort, and especially money into, probably for years? Possibly even say they hate the sport they have been playing for what seems an eternity?
You can scream, you can cry, you can bargain, you can guilt trip, you can try anything and everything to change their mind, but in all honesty, the best thing to do is…LET THEM DO IT!
You will cry, you will lose sleep, you will feel sick to your stomach, you will worry, and most of all, you will pray, but the best thing to do is…LET THEM DO IT!
Life is the greatest teacher of all and sometimes learning the hard way is what it takes. You don’t have to like it, you don’t have to agree with it, but sometimes, you have to let them do it.
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All participants must read and agree with the FEAST Athletics Handbook.
In order to participate in any FEAST sport you must read and agree with this waiver.
Moms, Dads, Grandparents, Aunts and Uncles,
Do you love sports? Do your children play sports for FEASTTM?
Do you want to get involved?
Why not consider volunteering your time as a coach, an assistant coach or maybe even a commissioner?
Are you interested in coaching for FEAST? If so, please click on the link below to fill out the appropriate application.
- If you have never coached before, please click here to fill out an application for new coaches..
- If you have coached previously, please click here to fill out an application for returning coaches.
Are you interested in being a Commissioner for FEAST? If so, please click on the link below to fill out the appropriate application
- Please click here to fill out the application for new commissioners/assistant commissioners.
- Please click here to fill out the application for returning commissioners/assistant commissioners.
Important Links, Phone Numbers, and Emails:
- Incident Form Please use this online form to report an incident
- For questions, contact the Athletics Office: (210) 342-4674
- Athletics Office Email Address: email@example.com