Your browser does not support JavaScript!

Welcome to Central Ohio FCA

The Fellowship of Christian Athletes engages coaches and athletes to grow in their faith and sport.

Get In Touch

FCA Central Ohio Igniting Students For Jesus Christ!

Tips for Parents...

Peer Pressure (cont): 90% admitted to feeling it!

90 percent of teenagers surveyed by Parent Further said that they had been influenced by peer pressure. Among those surveyed, 28 percent agreed that giving in to peer pressure improved their social standing and nearly half of those surveyed admitted to picking on someone only after a friend picked on that person. Typical comments from these teens were things like… “My friends smoke/get high/etc., and I thought it was cool.”

Tip... When the pressure hits and teens are receiving multiple messages (i.e., 27 texts to do “it” now – you can fill in the ‘it’), having a solid foundation for decision-making beforehand will help guide your child into making an informed decision as the pressure escalates. Think if your child could just pause, stop and think and ask a few simple questions.

Here are some transformational devotions from author and motivational speaker Zig Ziglar:

· Is it morally and ethically right? It is always the right time to do the right thing. Kids need a compass to go by. The Word of God is an absolute moral and ethical compass that is unchanging.

· Will it get you closer or farther away from your goals and the person you want to become? Have a discussion with your child about the person they want to become. This can help them determine if what they are looking to do contributes to who they want to become.

It is written... “See that no one renders evil for evil to anyone, but always pursue what is good both for yourselves and for all.” I Thessalonians 5:15

Positive Peer Pressure - Get connected to like-minded friends! For teens to go against peer pressure, it could make them feel lonely and isolated at times. That is why it is key to encourage your child to find like-minded friends. Like-minded friends are vital when giving and receiving positive peer pressure. Ask your child to consider what God says about friends in Proverbs 13:2, “Walk with the wise and become wise, for a companion of fools suffers harm.”

Also, remember that God will always go with you.

As it is written in Josh 1:9, "Have I not commanded you? Be strong and of good courage; do not be afraid, nor be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.”

Just Say No! In his grace, God has given us different gifts for doing certain things well. Rom 12:6

Finding Your Guitar The war on drugs, binge drinking, and tobacco doesn't end with you. It begins with you and the talents the Lord has given you! visit


Jack Curran

Calender of Events

Daily Bible Verse

Daily Impact Play Devotional

2017 Lunch With The Legend Tom Ryan (Click for event photos)

2017 Lunch With The Legends Tom Ryan (click for more photos)

2017 FCA Awards Night

2017 Ocla Group Picture Awards Night

10 Year War Bo Vs Woody Click Pic for Event Video

Past Legends Events


OSU Coaches Breakfast

Chick Fila Sponsors Clinic 2015
FCA Men's Breakfast 2016
Grace In City 2015


Tim Brown Book

2017 "ONE" Jon Diebler Visits FCA Camp

2017 FCA Wrestling Camp

Leadership With God Wrestling Camp

Leadership with God Wrestling

Saturday & Sunday we had Nathan Tomasello OSU NCAA Champ, Tervel Dlagnev 2x Olympian and OSU’s Kyle Snyder Olympic Gold Medalist sharing their faith and wrestling skills to over 35 wrestlers. Percell Gaskins former NFL player and NCAA High Jump Champion and Seminarian Frank Brown motivated the wrestlers with a strong Word. We are blessed to have Coach Ryan and the young men of God who give back like they do. The Camp Theme was Rise based on Joshua 1:9… “Have I not commanded you? Be strong and of goodcourage; do not be afraid, nor be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.”

OSU Players at BWBB Book Club Weiland Park Elementary

OHIO Book Club pic
Tim South Mifflin Elementary

South Mifflin STEM Academy 6th grade boys are demonstrating dignity and being on an uncommon path in a common world. The students are part of a boy's group facilitated by local author Tim Brown where they are learning leadership skills and character building. On this day the young men wore their shirts and ties to display the trait of how you dress can emulate how you think and act, and how others respond to you.

Watkins Impact

watkins john norris
Watkins Memorial




Teays Valley Fall Retreat
Camp 2015
camp 2015 2
watkins football prayer 2
Watkins Memorial Team Huddle
Watkins Middle School 2