FLASH Sports was founded several years ago as an outreach ministry at FFC. Although the program revolves around basketball and volleyball, the name FLASH indicates the true purpose for this basketball program: FLASH is an acronym for Future Leaders Always Serving Him. The FLASH coaching and playing philosophies reflect that its players and coaches serve God in all that they do, and they do their best to share the message of the Gospel with other players and teams during tournaments and games.
Since its inception, FLASH has been a part of First Family Church, although the team is open to anyone in the community. The coaching style encourages instilling a love for basketball, teamwork, and developing basketball skills in the kids, and as such, the focus is not on winning the game, but playing the game well.
The FLASH program relies on parents to be involved in coaching and encourages parents to play with their kids throughout the week to develop better relationships as they develop playing skills.
FLASH has several teams who compete at weekend tournaments throughout the Des Moines metro and Central Iowa area, as well as periodic camps for both volleyball and basketball.
If you are interested in getting involved in this great sports ministry, contact the FLASH Director, RJ Parks.