To cultivate a community of people who love well and work together to grow faith, hope and love for each other and for those in need of restoration. To offer women in sport, in particular, an opportunity to be encouraged in their faith journey, to develop leadership skills, to mentor and be mentored.
To love God and love people.
Jugamos--soccer outreach, Baja, Mexico:
Team Building/Staff Building:
Spiritual Direction--one on one and groups:
The WEST Project:
Following Jesus Studies:
Debbie Haliday oversees the ministry of Restoration Sports.
Debbie worked as Program Director for UCLA women’s basketball from 2013-2019. Her duties included managing the WBB office, mentoring student athletes, overseeing social media, camps and clinics, community service and assisting with team building.
In 2017 she completed licensing requirements for Spiritual Direction from Mt. St. Mary’s University in Southern California. She is a practicing Spiritual Director. She also has her master’s degree in Coaching and Athletic Administration from Concordia University, Irvine.
Prior to serving at UCLA, Haliday coached girls’ high school basketball for 25 years and was a K-12 athletic director. She has been a Christian school teacher as well, primarily teaching middle and high school Bible. From 1996-2007 she served as the Regional Camp Director for Southern California Fellowship of Christian Athletes. Haliday was also the Head Women’s Basketball Coach at Biola University from 1990-1995.
As a student athlete at UCLA, Haliday competed on both the women’s basketball and softball teams, earning National Championships in both sports in 1978. She was an All-Regional second baseman and All-Conference guard. She graduated in 1982 with a Bachelor’s degree in Sociology.
Haliday currently lives with her husband Lance in Northern California. They are blessed to have three adult children—Matthew, Ryan and Bethany.
My Heart's Desire
Is this not the fast which I choose,
To loosen the bonds of wickedness,
To undo the bands of the yoke,
And to let the oppressed go free
And break every yoke?
Is it not to divide your bread with the hungry
And bring the homeless poor into the house;
When you see the naked, to cover him;
And not to hide yourself from your own flesh?
Then your light will break out like the dawn,
And your recovery will speedily spring forth;
And your righteousness will go before you;
The glory of the Lord will be your rear guard.
Then you will call, and the Lord will answer;
You will cry, and He will say, ‘Here I am.’
If you remove the yoke from your midst,
The pointing of the finger and speaking wickedness,
And if you give yourself to the hungry
And satisfy the desire of the afflicted,
Then your light will rise in darkness
And your gloom will become like midday.
And the Lord will continually guide you,
And satisfy your desire in scorched places,
And give strength to your bones;
And you will be like a watered garden,
And like a spring of water whose waters do not fail.
Those from among you will rebuild the ancient ruins;
You will raise up the age-old foundations;
And you will be called the repairer of the breach,
The restorer of the streets in which to dwell.