NorthStar Sports Complex
NCA is located at The Northstar Sports Complex in Alexandria, Minnesota. The Northstar Sports Complex is a brand new 70,000 square foot sports complex that opened in September of 2018.
- 200 x 85 ice sheet
- Field house for off - ice work outs
- PEAK Performance Training Lab (weights, bikes, treadmills, etc.)
- Dedicated Team locker rooms
- Training and Medical room
- Private Sauna
- Dedicated Laundry and equipment rooms (skate sharpening)
- Team Video Area / conference room
- Shooting bays
- Lunch area
To put Christian principles into practice through programs that build health spirit, mind, and body.
To provide a safe place where athletes can come to compete while being uplifted by transformational coaches who invest in athletes lives both on and off the field of competition.
The Sports Complex provides facilities for: Hockey, Soccer, Baseball, Softball, and Golf. We will run camps and clinics related to those sports for players of all ages. We are working closely with the youth associations, club teams and other coaches to ensure the facility is available for those interested in offering their programs here.
Activities - upcoming events
Knights Sweep First Ever Home Weekend Series 11/19/18 – The Northstar Knights completed their first ever home weekend sweep by beating the Nationally ranked Sioux Falls Power U18 AAA team by the scores of 2-1 on Saturday and 5-1 on Sunday. Leading the way for the Knights were their 2 junior goalies, Camdyn Barber (02…
The NorthStar Group is excited to announce that Gerry and Leslie Hoelscher have accepted the position of Fieldhouse Manager at the Sports Complex. Read more here: Hoelschers-Accept-Fieldhouse-Manager-Position-at-NorthStar-Sports-Complex
The NorthStar Sports Complex is on track to open this fall. The facility includes a field house, skating rink, chapel and will be home to the PEAK Performance training center starting November 1. Read more here: Peak-Performance-Relocating-to-Sports-Complex
“I strive to be a servant leader. I want to inspire my players to become champions in every aspect of their lives.”
JOHN OLVER: Coach Olver joins FCA Hockey Prep with 35+ years of professional, college and junior coaching experience. After playing college hockey at Michigan, JO started his coaching career in 1984, and has spent time behind the bench and as a general manager in the AHL, ECHL, WCHL, NCAA, BCHL, and WSHL. JO looks at his coaching career in three stages: 16 years without God, 15 years as a Christian, and the past 5 years as a sold out believer with a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. JO’s passion is to help our players become the best versions of themselves they can be, and that starts by having a personal relationship with our Lord and Savior.
“Coaching is not about the team’s record, championships or trophies, it is about impacting the lives of players so that each player competes in a way that brings glory to the Lord.”
RICK RANDAZZO: Rick and his wife Shannan launched Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) Hockey in 2008 after spending 8 years as the head coach at the United Stated Naval Academy in Annapolis, as well as coaching for Team USA in Innsbruck Austria. Rick played 4 years of Division 1 hockey at Army West Point where he had over 100 collegiate points. After West Point, Rick spent 6 years in the Army as a Calvary officer and Army Ranger. Rick’s passion is to develop real men and see the hockey world ignited for Jesus Christ.
“I am passionate about helping young men learn how to train to be their best as hockey players, come together as a team,
and trust the Lord’s grace along the way.”
TIM JACKMAN: Tim is joining NCA after a 14-year professional playing career, which included playing in over 400 NHL games and 400 AHL games. Knowing coaching was what he wanted to do next, he returned to Minnesota State University Mankato to finish his degree and gain valuable coaching experience as a member of the coaching staff. Not only does Tim want to share his experience playing
professional hockey but also his life before he was a believer in the Lord Jesus Christ and now as a follower.
“My passion as a coach is to connect and add value at every stage of development with the athlete. By sharing in the discipline and character that’s refined through training, I can better protect, correct, develop and educate the athlete so that they perform at their potential.”
TYLER TRAVIS: Currently the Division 1 Hockey program’s strength and conditioning coach at Mercyhurst University, Tyler has been working with FCA Hockey for the past 4 plus years. With a Masters’ Degree in Exercise Physiology from Minnesota State University Mankato, Tyler will design and monitor team and individual work out programs throughout the season. Tyler is passionate about player development, overall health and fitness, mindset, nutrition, and empowering men to walk strong with Jesus Christ.
“As a coach, I want to inspire young athletes to pursue their passions and achieve success through hard work and dedication.”
JACK O’HALLORAN: Owner and operator of Head2Head Goaltending in Vancouver Canada, Jack has trained goalies for over 25 years. Jack brings a wealth of knowledge and experience and has worked with FCA Hockey since 2009 as our main goalie coach. Jack teaches the fundamentals of goaltending while making it enjoyable for his goalies to learn and get better on a daily basis.
“Hockey does not define us. It is our tool to impact lives for Jesus.”
GARY STEFFES: Gary has played Professional hockey for the last 7 years at the ECHL and AHL levels. Gary won two ECHL championships with the Allen Americans in 2015 and 2016, while serving as one of the Americans captains for each of his 3 seasons with the team. Gary played at Miami University from 2006-2010 where he went to two Frozen Fours and one National Championship game during his collegiate career. Gary’s passion is to inspire athletes not only to become incredible hockey players, but fully devoted followers of Jesus
HEARTLAND ORTHOPEDIC SPECIALISTS: Team and individual sports medicine / health care will be provided by the Heartland Orthopedic Specialists team of certified athletic trainers. The group also includes two Sports Medicine Fellowship trained orthopedic surgeons and one Board Certified Sports Medicine orthopedic surgeon.
2 Time Stanley Cup Champion
"I am very excited to see the Sports Complex become a reality here in my home state of Minnesota. It will have a huge impact on both players and coaches throughout the Midwest by providing opportunities in sport, all while promoting the core values of FCA. The thought of having a first class facility here for kids to grow in their athletics and faith together is really exciting and something I really look forward to being a part of when my playing days are over. I can't wait to see how many lives are positively impacted through Jesus here!"
Former NFL Coach | Former PRES/CEO Fellowship of Christian Athletes
"I couldn’t be more excited about the new sports complex in Alexandria, Minnesota. This outstanding facility will not only provide top-notch training and competitive opportunities for this and surrounding communities in the Midwest, but it will attract coaches and athletes to an environment that emphasizes the core values of FCA---integrity, serving, teamwork and excellence."
PGA Champion and Player of the Year Recipient
"I am incredibly excited to see the Sports Complex come alive in my hometown of Alexandria, Minnesota as I know it will impact so many Coaches and Athletes across the country! FCA in Alexandria has a special place in my heart and I look forward to being a part of this project for years to come."
Raised $4.2 million dollars to build the Academy.
Started construction on the Academy & completed in September debt free.
Raise $6.5 million dollars & begin construction of sports complex in April to be completed by October.
Raise $6 million dollars to construct stand alone field house, resident halls, and convert existing rink.