CrossTraining Announces New Team Member

CrossTraining today announced that Counselor Cody Baker will join the CrossTraining team. Counselor Baker will serve the Colorado Rapids and CrossTraining. Baker’s main duties will include providing counseling to the professional athletes, coaches, staff and families of the Rapids as well as to those players and families that are within the Rapids’ Academy system. He will […]

Philadelphia 2014

There is a two-fold purpose when it comes time for gathering for the annual Major League Soccer chaplain meetings – collaboration and connection. This year, the meetings were held for the second year in a row, in conjunction with the NSCAA Convention and MLS Draft. The convention features the gathering of thousands of soccer coaches […]

Congratulations to Cabrera

  CrossTraining would like to congratulate Wilmer Cabrera on his new position as the Chivas USA Head Coach. Our prayers go with Wilmer and his family as they take on this new endeavor in Major League Soccer!

Supporting: Supplies

With any ministry or organization, there are those pieces that are deemed “necessary” – every year kind of supplies. More than just office products (paper, pens, etc.) there are supplies that CrossTraining utilizes year over year in the course of ministry. One example  that is critical to have in supply are Bibles – Spanish versions, […]

Supporting: Missions

When CrossTraining began in 2002, there was a simple focus: chaplaincy to the Colorado Rapids. You can check out our History page to learn more of the story, but essentially as CrossTraining came under fiscal sponsorship, one of the requirements was a clear “missional” type of work supported by CrossTraining. Enter the Timothy Project. The […]

Supporting: Hospitality

The average salary for a player on the Colorado Rapids for 2013 was $116k. The highest- paid player made $285k while the lowest paid player(s) made $35,125. While one of the highest compliments of Major League Soccer has been the “approachability” of the players (for fans, media, etc.), part of the salary may have a […]

Supporting: Travel

Far and away, the largest annual cost for CrossTraining chaplains is travel expenses. Whether it is the weekly commute to the stadium grounds, the downtown meeting for Bible study, the occasional road trip for an away game, a retreat up in the mountains, or an overseas flight for mission work or continuing education – much […]

Support CrossTraining!

Tuesday, December 10 marks the annual Colorado Gives Day – a day set aside to intentionally help create awareness of nonprofit organizations based in Colorado and to help increase philanthropy and online giving. CrossTraining, based in Denver, Colorado, has served Major League Soccer and the Colorado Rapids since 2002 with chaplaincy services to the Rapids […]

Off Season Workout Plans

The “off-season” for a chaplain officially begins when the team has finished with it’s post season aspirations, disbands, and scatters before reforming for the start of a new year. For chaplains in Major League Soccer, the report date for most teams is January 24, 2014. With the league announcing its 2014 schedule today, and the […]

Dudley Moves On

For nearly four seasons, now, Ben Dudley has been a part of the CrossTraining team, but today marks a new day for the Portland Timbers Chaplain as he sets off in a different direction. The Texas-born, Portland-hearted minister has asked to leave CrossTraining and his affiliation in order to develop a closer network of accountability […]