THE OFFICIAL HOME OF
ANKENY FLASH BASKETBALL
FLASH Sports was founded several years ago as an outreach ministry of First Family Church.
Although the program revolves around basketball, the name FLASH indicates the true purpose for this basketball program: FLASH is an acronym standing for Future Leaders Always Serving Him.
The FLASH coaching and playing philosophies reflect that its players and coaches serve God in all that they do, and they do their best to share the message of the Gospel with other players and teams during tournaments and games.
Since its inception, FLASH has been a part of First Family Church, although the team is open to anyone in the community. The coaching style encourages instilling a love for basketball, teamwork, and developing basketball skills in the kids, and as such, the focus is not on winning the game, but playing the game well.
At FLASH we ask ourselves daily, UPAID? We hold firmly to our core values, all rooted in the Bible, and all important in shaping our future athletes.
Unity- Team first, Lead by giving, Make teammates better.
Phil. 2:3 "Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility value others above yourself."
Passion- Commit to excellence with positive energy and relentless persistence.
Col. 3:23 "Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for human masters."
Appreciation- An attitude of gratitude, grow in both victory and defeat.
1 These. 5:18 "Give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God's will for you in Christ Jesus."
Integrity- Do what is right simply because it is the right thing to do.
Prov. 10:9 "Whoever walks in integrity walks securely, but whoever takes crooked paths will be found out."
Diligence- Pursue excellence with 100% effort and efficiency everyday.
Prov. 4:23 "Above all else, guard your heart, for everything you do flows from it."