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
Being a former competitive athlete, I am grateful my family had a healthy balance of knowing when to push me to be my best and when to turn the reins over to me and allow my own intrinsic motivation to be the fuel that drove my desire and passion.
I can remember our conversations in the car ride home being brief and positive. Most of them simply involved me being asked how practice went and if I was still enjoying basketball/cross country/cheerleading/ rodeo. Our conversations after a competition weren’t much different.
Those usually involved me being asked what I wanted to eat. By that time, everyone in the family was exhausted from having endured hours of sitting on hard bleachers. The last thing anyone wanted to do was listen to a play-by-play of what they had just watched.
If I had not done particularly well and I was upset, my uncle would help me by asking me if I had done my best. If I answered I had, then he would respond my best is all I could do. He then went on to explain to me that in life, there would always be someone better than me. My job in practice was to prepare to be the best I could be and then go out and do my best every time with the understanding that sometimes my best would not be good enough; however, that did not mean I was a failure or that I should stop doing or being my best.
Unfortunately, conversations like the ones I had with my uncle are few and far between in today’s youth sports. I have heard coaches say they have seen athletes leave sports sooner than they would have because of the car ride home.
So what is it about the car ride home that “drives” so many athletes from the games they love?
Well-meaning parents are failing to recognize the time after a game (or practice) is critical for their child.
Kids are physically and emotionally exhausted, yet parents choose to make the car ride home a “teachable moment” by commenting on the coach’s decisions or their child’s performance (or lack thereof).
QUESTIONS TO ASK YOUR CHILD TO IMPROVE THE RIDE HOME
Here are some questions parents can ask that will encourage healthy dialogue between them and their child after a game (or practice) that will allow the child to feel he/she is still in control of their sport.
- Did you do your best? This question encourages work ethic and
- Were you a good person out there? This question reminds the child of sportsmanship and helps him/her to reflect on his/her behavior.
- What did you learn? This question also causes self-reflection and encourages further dialogue.
- Did you have fun or was it enjoyable? Depending on the level of the child, the wording may change. When thinking of “fun,” it’s not the type of fun one would experience while at a fair or amusement park, but rather the enjoyment one receives from accomplishing a goal or helping others to achieve one common
The key when asking the above questions or having the after game (or practice) conversation, is to remember this is not the time to “drill” your child.
3 KEYS TO HAVING A SUCCESSFUL CAR RIDE HOME
There are three keys to having a successful car ride home.
- Let the child drive the conversation. Even in asking the questions, let the child lead.
- Don’t force the conversation. Remember, they just finished a game or practice, and they are physically and emotionally exhausted.
- Always let them know you love them and are proud of them no matter the outcome of the game or practice.
The car ride home does not have to be stressful for the child or parent. Let’s all work together to create different conversations after the game, so should our children choose to leave sports, they can leave on their own terms.
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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: firstname.lastname@example.org