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FCA Force Football was founded on the principle of molding young men through FAITH, FAMILY, and FOOTBALL. Our program strives to teach the values of respect, teamwork, and service to our Lord Jesus Christ. Young men learn the basics of football, while implementing instruction and skills they will carry with them to higher levels of competition.

FCA Force participates in the Chicagoland Pop Warner Little Scholars organization. It is the only youth football program in the country that young athletes are held accountable for maintaining their scholastic profile while participating in youth football. The Chicagoland pop Warner organization has over 44 associations throughout the greater Chicago area, with seven different weight divisions.

FAITH, FAMILY, FOOTBALL

QUESTIONS?

Visit the CONTACT page and send us your information, or use one of these contacts.
Phone: 630-251-8268
Email: [email protected]

NEED TO KNOW INFORMATION

[1] HOW IS MY SON PLACED ON A TEAM?
FCA Force Athletics believes no player should be turned away for any reason, all be it skill level, experience, or financial. There are age & weight requirements, set by the Pop Warner organization, that adhere to the safety and competitive balance of youth football. As you will see on the registration link there is overlap in the age participation levels. This overlap allows for the placement of a player at the appropriate age, weight, and experience level set by Pop Warner Age/Weight Matrix. If you have questions regarding where your son fits into the program, please contact one of the FCA Force coaches listed below. 

[2] HOW MUCH DOES THE PROGRAM COST?

FCA Force Football is a non-profit organization with a sole purpose of modeling young men through a Christ centered association. The cost for your son to participate in flag is $100, while tackle is $455. This fee covers the cost of 5-Star certified helmet, shoulders pads, reversible jersey, games pants, practice pants & pads, as well as field rental and referee fees.
*Ask about our Partnership Program (see below).

PROGRAM INCLUDES
1. Football Participation from August 1st through end of October.
    * 3 weeks of pre-season practice (3-4x/week) (Monday / Tuesday / Thursday)
    * 8 weeks of regular season practice + 1 game/wk (typically on Saturday)
    * 1 - 4 weeks of playoffs (depending on advancement).

2. Force Training Camp (late July TBD) (4 days, 2 hrs/day camp with WAHS coaching staff). *Includes camp T-shirt

3. Pre-Season Overnight Camp Out (August Friday night / Saturday morning before Game Week 1)

4. Huddle Groups (7x/year) *includes FCA Athletic Bible


5. Homecoming Festivities (home game date in September or October)

6. End-Of-Year Banquet (November TBD).
*There will be an additional "Celebration Fee" of $50/player collected at the beginning of the year to cover Homecoming & End-Of-Year Banquet fees. This will be collected by individual team representatives. 

[3] REFUND POLICY
The goal of the FCA Force Football Organization is to development young players spiritually, emotionally, and physically through the game of football. If your son / family decides he would like to forego finishing the season for any reason FCA Force Athletics policy is the following; 
(1) Partial refund of participation fee (excluding jersey / pants cost) on or before August 11th, 2020. (78% refund)
(2) Partial refund of participation fee between 8/11/2020 - Game Week 1 (50% refund)
(3) No refund of participation fee after Game Week 1

[4] IS THEIR FUNDRAISING?
FCA Force Football has a number of fundraising efforts that our families can participate in. Through these efforts we are able to keep our costs to a minimum, with all of the proceeds go back into the program. There will be one fundraiser that is required of every family that will consist of each player required to raise $100. 
*Families can choose to participate in the fundraiser or opt-out for $100 fee (paid at the beginning of the year).

[5] WHO ARE THE COACHES?

FCA Force Football uses the generosity of volunteer coaches and parents. Most of our coaches have high school, collegiate, and professional playing and coaching experience. We are always looking for volunteers from within the program to further invest in our players and association. If you would like to coach, please contact one of our coach representatives listed below.

[6] WHAT DOES THE SEASON SCHEDULE LOOK LIKE?
The season officially kicks off with preseason practice starting the first week of August. The practice schedule is 3 times per week, which will stay consistent through the season. The season consist of eight weeks of football, followed by playoffs that go run for an additional 1-4 weeks. Most games are on Saturday afternoons, with no practice on Saturdays. 

NOTE ABOUT SUNDAY PARTICIPATION
FCA Force Football will make every effort to not have events on Sundays. There will be no practices or home games on Sundays throughout the season, however, there may be one to two Sunday (away) games throughout the season that are out of our scheduling control. 

[7] HOW MUCH FOOTBALL CONTACT HAPPENS DURING PRACTICE?
The Pop Warner organization has very strict guidelines on practice time and the amount of "football contact," that goes on during practice. These guidelines are followed and encouraged by FCA Force Football. The rules are implemented for the safety of players, which includes; maximum 2 hours of practice (6 hours / week), of which there can only be up to 40 minutes of contact during each practice. 

[8] HOW MUCH WILL MY SON PLAY ON GAME DAY?
FCA Force Football primary focus is the development young men spiritually, emotionally, and physically through the game of football. Every player will get the opportunity to practice and play at the position that best allows him to succeed and help the team. The Pop Warner organization has set guidelines for the minimum playing time for each player on the football roster. The term set by Pop Warner is MPR (minimum play requirement). This guidelines is; each player must play a minimum of 10 plays per game, which amounts to approximately 20-30% of the each game. The FCA Force association does not focus on wins and loses, but on the development of every young athlete and the importance of team play.

[9] PARTNERSHIP PROGRAM
FCA Force Football registration payment is broken can be paid in full or in 3 installments (see registration). We believe no family should be turned away due to financial restrains. If your family would like questions answered regarding our financial Partnership Program, please contact one of the numbers listed below for more information regarding our Partnership Program. 

[10] ARE PARENTS / FAMILIES REQUIRED TO VOLUNTEER? 
FCA Force Football is a non-profit, completely youth-centered organization. All of our coaches, committees, and parents are volunteers. Minimum volunteer requirements by each family can be explained via e-mail or phone. The complete list of volunteer requirements will be covered during the first pre-season parent meeting.

NOTE ON PARENT VOLUNTEERS
Every parent in the organization is required to volunteer a minimum of 2 home dates that will not conflict with your ability to watch your son's game. Partnership Program will require additional dates of volunteer requirement. If you would like more information on how you can help, please contact one of the coaches listed below. 

[11] ARE THERE NON-FOOTBALL ACTIVITIES?
FCA Force Football players & families participate in a number of non-football activities. There will be a total of 7 Huddle groups throughout the year (see FCA Force Huddle Groups), as well as outreach programs, homecoming festivities, and the end-of-year banquet. There will also be an over-night camp out for players and family to attend. (see above) These programs are not mandatory, however, are encouraged for growth and development of a Christ-center organization.

[12] IS THERE ANYTHING ELSE I NEED TO KNOW?
Our organization name, FCA, stands for Fellowship Of Christian Athletes. Although it is not required to be a "Christian" to participate in our youth football program, the participates and their family should be opened to conversations centered around Bible based principles. We begin and end each practice / game with a prayer, as well as encouraging our entire organization (players, coaches, parents, volunteers) to be respectful of our mission; FAITH, FAMILY, FOOTBALL.

Thank you, God Bless, and GO FORCE,

Coach Josh Younce (630) 251 - 8268

Coach Dave Rucker (630) 747 - 0922

Contact

FCA FORCE ATHLETICS
946 Crescent Blvd 
Glen Ellyn, Illinois 60137

Phone: 630-251-8268
Email: [email protected]

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