Varsity Catholic
 
Our mission is to pursue the imperishable crown, introduce the hearts and minds of student-athletes to our Lord and His Church, and live completely as disciples of Jesus Christ.

About Varsity Catholic

“I was born and raised Catholic but fell away from practicing my faith in college.  Because of Varsity Catholic, I have been able to reconnect with my faith.  It has helped me to grow closer to God and to the person that I’m meant to be.” (Division 1 athlete)

In 2007, Varsity Catholic was launched as FOCUS realized the unique needs and challenges student-athletes face. We wanted to provide them with a comprehensive development during their collegiate experience and find sometimes their status, time, and/or energy doesn't allow them an easy opportunity to invest in their spiritual growth. So we set out, with three staff at the University of Nebraska – Lincoln, to respond to this need in the hopes of providing a service to develop the complete athlete. Varsity Catholic serves as a Division of FOCUS (www.focus.org).

 

Varsity Catholic now serves on 15 campuses across the country.

Core Values: Community, Faithfulness, and Service

Mission: to pursue the imperishable crown, introduce the hearts and minds of student-athletes to our Lord and His Church, and live completely as disciples of Jesus Christ.

Vision: to become the premier outreach for collegiate athletes, known for developing young men and women into inspirational leaders on their campus and across the globe.

For more information, email us at info@varsitycatholic.org.

What We Do

With a desire to serve the formative needs of student-athletes, we seek to have a consistent presence, always wanting to be available for them. We offer them an opportunity to learn how to live as Christian athletes on the college campus.

  • In Bible studies, they have a chance to encourage teammates and fellow athletes while being instructed in teachings consistent with the Catholic Church.
  • In one-on-one coaching/mentoring, we give them an opportunity to go deeper in their walk with Christ and help them become leaders among their peers (c.f. 2Tim 2:2).
  • Seeking to impact the local community, we host service events with the athletes at soup kitchens, homes for the elderly, hospitals and schools.
  • Seeking to impact the world, we host Mission Camps. These provide high caliber instruction in sport for impoverished youth, while also proclaiming our faith through our witness and instruction. (Visit www.focusmissions.org for updates)

Statement of Faith

We believe in one God,
the Father almighty,
maker of heaven and earth,
of all things visible and invisible.

We believe in one Lord Jesus Christ,
the Only Begotten Son of God,
born of the Father before all ages.
God from God, Light from Light,
true God from true God,
begotten, not made, consubstantial with the Father;
through him all things were made.
For us men and for our salvation
he came down from heaven,
and by the Holy Spirit was incarnate of the Virgin Mary,
and became man.
For our sake he was crucified under Pontius Pilate,
he suffered death and was buried,
and rose again on the third day
in accordance with the Scriptures.
He ascended into heaven
and is seated at the right hand of the Father.
He will come again in glory
to judge the living and the dead
and his kingdom will have no end.

We believe in the Holy Spirit, the Lord, the giver of life,
who proceeds from the Father and the Son,
who with the Father and the Son is adored and glorified,
who has spoken through the prophets.

We believe in one, holy, catholic and apostolic Church.
 We confess one Baptism for the forgiveness of sins
and we look forward to the resurrection of the dead
and the life of the world to come. Amen.