GREENVILLE, S.C. – The National Christian College Athletic Association (NCCAA) is pleased to announce the #KingChasing program, which uses the four values of the Game Plan 4 LIFE – Love, Integrity, Faith, and Excellence – to enhance the purpose of collegiate athletics to be more than winning championships. The mission of the #KingChasing program is to keep Christ at the center of the student-athlete experience.
Beginning this fall, NCCAA member institutions will have the opportunity to be named an NCCAA #KingChasing Institution on an annual basis. Earning this title will showcase the institution’s commitment to integrating Christ within its athletic department. An institution will be named an NCCAA #KingChasing Institution by earning at least 70 points out of a possible 108 points. The top three point-earning institutions will be finalists for the NCCAA #KingChasing Institution of the Year. The winner will receive $2,000 from the Sports Ministry Fund, while the other two finalists will each receive $1,000, with funds required to be used for Christian outreach. See more information on earning points here. Additional resources will be released to members by August 20.
“One of the best new initiatives developed during the COVID-19 pandemic was the #KingChasing program,” said NCCAA Executive Director Dan Wood. “NCCAA staff created goals for each institution to succeed in Kingdom-focused efforts while competing. Our goal is that our membership will strive to have their programs achieve this recognition and that being honored as a #KingChasing Institution will become the ultimate prize.”
Game Plan 4 LIFE Logo
Additionally, two new Game Plan 4 LIFE logos have been released. There is a full version and a shorter GP4L version that retains the compass theme of the original logo. See them here.
The #KingChasing standards can be used by athletic directors to guide the athletic department, as well as coaches trying to set expectations for their student-athletes and teams. See them here.