2017 MLS Meetings – LA

Last week, CrossTraining chaplains from Colorado and Charlotte were in Los Angeles, CA for the NSCAA Convention, Major League Soccer Draft, and annual gathering of soccer chaplains and soccer ministry people. The annual meetings which are hosted by Athletes in Action, featured a day-filled with meetings and discussion about soccer ministry as well as an inspirational talk by […]

Charlotte Independence

Chaplain Countdown in Charlotte

More than a year ago, CrossTraining shared the news that the Colorado Rapids of Major League Soccer had affiliated with the Charlotte Independence of the United Soccer League. The Independence agreement means that the Rapids can send players to the club for more playing time and experience. There is a tremendous amount of work to coordinate […]

Supporting Sacramento

In what has been a busy preseason, CrossTraining Executive Director and Colorado Rapids Chaplain, Brad Kenney, took the opportunity this past weekend to travel to Sacramento where the Colorado Rapids played Sacramento Republic FC in a pre-season friendly. Sacramento Republic FC is currently playing in its 3rd season. Sac Republic won the championship in their […]

Arizona Report

This past week, CrossTraining Executive Director, Rev. Brad Kenney, wrapped up several meeting in Phoenix, Arizona as CrossTraining continues to help discover and develop chaplains in professional soccer. The trip, combined with Rev. Kenney’s Presbytery of the West meetings, was part of the initial effort to lay the ground work for finding a chaplain and counselor to […]

Raising Arizona

CrossTraining continues its work in trying to discover and develop chaplains in North America. The latest effort will focus on raising up a chaplain and counseling team in Arizona beginning with the USL-Pro club, Arizona United. Arizona United SC (soccer club) was founded in 2014 in the Phoenix, AZ area. The team plays in Scottsdale – a […]

CXT News Update: Colorado Springs Switchbacks

The Colorado Springs Regional Business Alliance announced, yesterday, the Colorado Springs Switchbacks FC had won its New Business of the Year award. The Switchbacks began play in 2015 and were part of a major expansion year for the United Soccer League. USL-Pro grew by adding 10 teams in 2015. Contributing to the growth and expansion was the […]

Colorado Springs Switchbacks FC Announcement

CrossTraining is excited to announce that Chaplain Kurt Trempert will return to work with the  Colorado Springs Switchbacks FC of the USL-Pro for the 2016 season. Chaplain Trempert was working with CrossTraining on a trial basis that began in August and was contingent on good reviews from the Switchbacks and CrossTraining organizations, as well as an understanding of […]

Colorado Springs Switchbacks FC Update

 The Colorado Springs Switchbacks of the USL-Pro finished their season last week, falling to Oklahoma Energy FC in the Western Conference Semifinals on penalty kicks. While the headlines spoke of a disheartening and disappointing loss, the club achieved much in its inaugural season. As the Switchbacks now turn their attention to 2016, CrossTraining will join the organization in doing […]

Colorado Springs Chaplain Announcement

CrossTraining is pleased to announce the addition of a new chaplain to begin helping the Colorado Springs Switchbacks of the USL-Pro. Last week, CrossTraining Executive Director, Brad Kenney met with the Switchbacks Director of Team Operations and Kurt Trempert, who has been in a dialogue with CrossTraining about joining the ministry of CrossTraining and serving the Switchbacks. Trempert […]

News Update: Colorado Springs

CrossTraining continues to work with the Colorado Switchbacks in helping the organization find a chaplain team that can work with the organization. Yesterday, CrossTraining Director, Brad Kenney spent the day in the Springs area meeting with the Switchbacks, participating in the team’s Food and Fellowship time, and co-meeting with the Switchbacks Director of Team Operations […]