Come and be a part of a dynamic sports ministry leadership program aimed at developing Jr High and High School age boys in spiritual leadership and leading youth. Once our Jr Coaches graduate high school they have the opportunity to become a lead coach for FCA by participating in our i12 internship or Shepherds team program. As an i12 intern or Shepherd you will have the opportunity to serve alongside our Clinicians who are some of the top high school and college coaches in the area as well as train under our Site Directors who are FCA staff trained to lead and develop sports ministers.

SESSION 1: June 5-28 (Biola & Whittier Christian/El Dorado)
SESSION 2: June 18-July 12 (Whittier Christian & La Mirada/Tustin)
SESSION 3: July 2- August 2 (La Mirada/Tustin & Esperanza)

1 Session = 95 Service Hours
2 Sessions = 142.5 Service Hours
3 Sessions = 190 Service Hours

The FCA Junior Coach Program expects the highest level of commitment and buy in to our mission for the summer. While we understand everyone is at a different spot in their faith and comes from different backgrounds, the following are certain expectations FCA Junior Coaches agree to comply with during the summer.

1. Committing to learning about Christ and discovering what it means to follow Him.
2. Committing to representing Christ in a God honoring manner through language and attitude.
3. Agreeing to participate in ALL Jr. Coach functions, which will include bi-weekly Bible studies and camps that fall within your chosen sessions.

The most important thing is your willingness to humble yourself and buy in to the discipleship process.

6th-12th Grade
Baseball Background
Loves the Game
Willing to Learn and Grow

Study Under a Lead Shepherd
Weekly Leadership Development
Practical Leadership Opportunities
Camp Gear Package/FCA Backpack
Training Resources
Service Hours Write-off


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Tucie Shelp, JR Coach Director

BIO: I grew up in Venice Beach California surfing the waves and playing baseball. Eventually, baseball took over as my favorite sport and I began to pursue playing professionally at a young age. In high school I excelled on my team and received a scholarship to play at Biola University. At Biola I focused my studies on physical education and coaching. I also was the starting right fielder as a freshman and then sadly injured my hip. Little did I know, this injury would end my career... I still love the game of baseball, but more importantly I love Jesus. I have believed in the Lord nearly my whole life. My freshman year of high school was when I started to dive deeper into a personal relationship with Jesus. In college, I simply continued to pursue God and grow exponentially in my faith. Now, I serve at my church in children’s ministry and as a worship leader. I continue to grow in the knowledge of God’s deep deep love for me every day.

Phone: (310) 570-9836
Email: tucie.c.shelp@biola.edu


Ben Orr, Ministry Director

BIO: I came to FCA Baseball after spending 5 years with Missionary Athletes International, a non-profit Christian soccer ministry. My role with MAI was to serve as the Director of Creative Media and Director of Camps for the Southern California Seahorses Los Angeles office. I have always felt a strong desire to be involved in sports ministry. At age 14 I worked my first soccer camp with the Seahorses, leading a group of 5-6 year olds.

In 2000 while playing professional baseball, I founded the Called Up Baseball Camp to share my baseball skills and reach the surrounding baseball community with the gospel of Jesus Christ. In January of 2011 I joined the Fellowship of Christian Athletes to pioneer and direct a new division of FCA Baseball in Southern California, the first division for FCA Baseball on the West Coast. 

Ben is excited to launch this enhanced Jr. Coach program to equip Jr High and High School age athletes by helping them understand their faith. I am also excited to teach them how to use baseball as a means to communicate the Gospel of Jesus in the world of sports.

Phone: (562) 686-8262
Email: borr@fca.org