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Take courage. Jesus is still intensely interested in your life. This will pass. Better days are ahead.

Central Ohio FCA Executive Area Director Rye D'Orazio

A Video Message From Rye

Dear FCA Family,

As you are aware, there are efforts underway nationally and globally to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Last week, cases were identified in Ohio, which has heightened conversation about the possibility of local "community spread". Governor DeWine issued an order banning all gatherings of 100+ for at least the next 3 weeks.

Furthermore, many companies have already taken action or are considering policies to limit travel, meetings and non-essential gatherings - especially of more than 20-100 people.

We have been equipped for moments like this. The FCA Staff will continue to serve Coaches and Athletes via phone calls, email, texting, virtual meetings and social media. Also, FCA developed, an online tool that easily puts resources and lessons into the hands of Coaches and Athletes.

We will also volunteer where we can as some schools have listed opportunities to do so. Our staff will be in in prayer, invoking the power of The Holy Spirit and using the Word of God. 

God has blessed us. What an opportunity this is to minister to, serve the community and be prayer warriors. Our focus is to help others and to share the hope we have in Jesus Christ with people when and wherever we can.

We ask that you pray for the children who may have no place to go with school cancelled, the elderly who could be isolated from this crisis, and the men and women whose income has been slashed with events canceled.

Lastly, please be in prayer for Governor Mike DeWine, Lt Governor Jon Husted, and Ohio Dept. of Health Director Amy Acton as they lead our state through this crisis.

Thank you for your support of and investment in Fellowship of Christian Athletes. We appreciate your understanding and your ongoing support.

If you should have any questions, please feel free to contact me directly at 614-354-9847 or, via email at

God's best,

Rye D'Orazio

 Executive Area Director, Central Ohio

FCA Central Ohio Igniting Students For Jesus Christ!

Tips For Parents.....

Our goal is to equip you with information to help you be a Positive, Praying and Persevering Parent. Here is how you can help your children deal with today’s “Pillars of Pressure”.

Today’s Pillar of Pressure: Playing Time…

How much did you play today? You should have played more… We many times as parents put so much value on playing time that it can become the focal point of the sport and how your child athlete values themselves and their sports experience. A parent once said this, right in front of their son, to my brother coaching 7th grade Junior High School basketball, “I drove all the way across town for an hour in heavy traffic and my son only played 2 minutes, what a waste of time, what is wrong with you coach.” My brother said the athlete’s shoulders and head immediately went down.

Tip… What if the parent would have said… “Coach thank you so much as it was so good to see my son play. I drove all the way across town just to get here to see him.”

For the athlete who seeks more playing time, the book The High School Sports Parent says for the athlete only to approach the coach and ask. “Coach, I’d really like to play more. Do you have any suggestions for things I can do to be able to play more?”

Kevin Eastman NBA Personal Skills Trainer says, “players who question their playing time should first question their quality of practice time.”

Encourage your child to Be a Competitor for Christ… “I am a Christian first and last. I am created in the likeness of God Almighty to bring Him glory. I am a member of Team Jesus Christ. I wear the colors of the cross… I give my all – all of the time. I do not give up. I do not give in. I do not give out. I am the Lord’s warrior – a competitor by conviction and a disciple of determination. I am confident beyond reason because my confidence lies in Christ. The results of my efforts must result in His glory.” Search ‘Competitors Creed’ for the full version.

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Calender of Events

Daily Bible Verse

Daily Impact Play Devotional

Lunch With The Legend

FCA Legends 2019 Picture for Website

FCA Memorial Breakfast

FCA Awards Night

2017 Ocla Group Picture Awards Night

10 Year War Bo Vs Woody Click Pic for Event Video

Past Legends Events


A Successful Big Table Conversation

OSU Coaches Breakfast

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


FCA Summer Camps

FCA Wrestling Camp

OSU Football Visits Eastmoor

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

Watkins Impact

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Watkins Memorial


Dublin Grizzle Middle School 2018



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Camp 2015
Rye FCA pic 2018


Teays Valley Fall Retreat
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Watkins Memorial Team Huddle
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