FLCC Sports: Freedom Life Guidelines

Freedom Life Sports Guidelines  

Mission:  Freedom Life sports focuses on fellowship, building community and strengthening relationships through sports.

 

Focus to Remember: We are representing Freedom Life on and off the court and we need to remember that each game we play. It will be competitive games and tensions will be high on both sides, but always try to keep your cool and remember that we are all one church body. Basically, watch how you talk to the other team, language, and how you treat the referees.

 

Playing Requirements: We require that any participant in Freedom Life sports be an active part of Freedom Life or Bridge.  An active part does not mean one service a month, but attending services, helping out at church events, building community, and develop relationships with other church members. On exception basis, if you have someone who does not attend church that you are reaching out too, we can allow one person to be on each team. We want to be able to use this one spot to reach out to someone who could really benefit from this close knit community we are developing and gives all of us the opportunity to share the love of Jesus through a sporting event.

 

Family Bonding: Family bonding is essential to developing a strong community and we highly encourage couples, parents/children, and siblings to play together and grow in fellowship with one another. This group is designed to be an adult small group, but we want to provide an opportunity for youth to play with their parents. However, due to some restrictions, we have to place some rules for the minors that are playing. For Volleyball and Softball season: If you are 16 or 17 years old then you must be accompanied by a parent that is also playing on the team. If for any reason the parent can not make it to a game, then the child will not be allowed to play on that night. For Liability reasons, this rule cannot be wavered. The coaches will do their best to make sure everyone gets equal playing time, but since this is an adult life group, the minors who are playing will be playing less time then the adults. Unfortunately for those who are under 16 years old, they will not be eligible to play. The basketball season is for 18+ only.

 Expectations for the player: We expect that if you are making the commitment to be apart of Freedom Life sports then you must be committed to the team. First:  make yourself available and open to build relationships with your teammates. Second: show up to the games on time and ready to play.Third: Communicate.1. If you are going to be late or not be able to make it to a game, let the coach know ahead of time and not 5 minutes before the game.2. Communicate with your coach and not other players if you have an issue or complaint. We cannot read your mind or feelings, so please talk to us before it becomes a bigger issue.Fourth:  enjoy yourself, connect with others, and have fun because in the end that is what this small group is all about.  

Expectations of the Coaches: If we are expecting you to be at every game, then you can expect to play when you come. The coaches will do their best to ensure everyone has an equal amount of playing time. Some games you will play the whole time, some games you won’t. If you have any concerns about your playing time, address the coach directly and not complain to teammates. Just to clarify for everyone, we will give playing time preference to those who are consistently showing up for games and those that are inconsistent need to know that when they come to games.

 

Rule to live by: We are representing Freedom Life and Bridge Community Church, Absolutely no foul language, drinking, or smoking at any time before, during, or after games. I know everyone is not perfect, but we are going to be very strict on this rule. After the first time the coach will address the issue, but if it continues then the coach, player, and a pastor will discuss the situation and ,if appropriate, the player will have to take a season off. We want to make this a family friendly event and we need to make a good example for the team, family, and friends who are watching the game.