KACHEA offers multiple sports programs for its members.
Details for available sports including basketball, gymnastics, soccer, running club, and volleyball are located below.

Leadership / coach information for each: Leadership Page


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Eligibility: Boys and girls teams; varsity and junior varsity; You must be a member of KACHEA.

Season: Late summer, through fall, and into winter

Leadership: Coaches' names and contact info here

Get up-to-date information:

Get Fit Kids Gymnastics
and Preschool Open Gym

at East TN Cheer and Gymnastics
1033 Wilcox Ct., Suite 105, Kingsport


Preschool Open Gym: Mondays - 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. - during the school year

Gymnastics: Wednesdays - noon to 1:00 p.m. - during the school year

Cost for Preschool Open Gym: $5 per child per class.

Cost for Gymnastics: $20 per child for one month; (15% off 2nd child; 20% off 3rd child; 25% off 4th child). Please note: You must pay each month, regardless of how many times you attend.


Young Ones Classes every Wednesday 

*Parent & Tot class ages walking to under 2 years of age class - 5:00 to 5:30 PM with Coach Stephanie - $45.00 per month (parent must participate)

*2/3year old Gymnastic class - 6:30 to 7:15 PM with Coach Stephanie - $51.45 per month

*4/5 year old Gymnastics class - 5:30 to 6:30 PM with Coach Stephanie - $60.35 per month

Leadership: Coordinator and contact info here

Girls on the Run
Spring Session

Eligibility: Girls 3rd through 6th grade

Season: Starts end of February. Every Tuesday and Thursday from 3:00-4:30 in the gym at Tri Cities Baptist.

Cost: Minimum charge is $45.  If you choose to not do one of the amounts on the website just chose the cash option and pay Deborah Love when we meet.

Details: Register as soon as possible as spots are limited. We will have a 5k at the end of the season in May and it is always very rewarding for the girls.  

Girls on the Run encourages girls to support each other and make friends as well as staying active.

Register:  http://www.raceplanner.com/register/index/gotrnetnspring2018

Leadership:  If you have any questions feel free to contact Deborah Love at 423-794-8704

Running Club

The KACHEA running club is about to get cranked up for 2019.  New, for 2019, is a two-track program that will better allow our runners to achieve their and your goals.  We will have a Physical Fitness group and a Competitive group.  We will plan on Thursday evenings at 6:00 pm at a local venue (Warriors Path, a local school track or other facility) that provides high visibility and safe area to practice.

Please inform me or Coach Olinger which route you and your student would like to pursue.

Physical Fitness Group

Our Physical Fitness group will focus on basic running technique, overall fitness and endurance.  It is appropriate for ages 7+ and all interest levels..  There will be no expectation for running/practice outside of our weekly meetings, although such activities will be strongly encouraged.  Activities and workout intensity will vary from week to week, as we seek to keep the children engaged. For participating weekly in the fitness club you don’t need to be a KACHEA member.

Additionally, there will be several opportunities for competition throughout the summer through optional participation in track meets and other local race events.  Several workouts will include participation in these events.

Competitive Group

Our Competitive group will focus on running technique, speed, endurance, form, pacing and overall health.  This is appropriate for middle school and high school students who are willing to commit to a schedule outside of and in addition to our weekly meetings.  No previous experience is needed, no minimum mile time, etc., only a willingness to work hard and to run for God’s glory.  Should we have enough interest, we would like to field both a men’s and women’s cross country teams for the fall XC (Cross Country) season.  NOTE > In order to compete in the Cross Country season, you must be a KACHEA member.


We will meet and train in the same venue as the physical fitness group.  Your coaches will work with you to develop a schedule and goals to help you improve, with the goal of competing in the cross country events in the fall.

Similar to the PF group, there will be multiple opportunities to participate in road, track and trail competitions throughout the summer and fall, with race opportunities ranging from 100 meters to half-marathon and more, should you choose.

We participate in many events during the summer sponsored by the State of Franklin Track Club if you are interested in seeing what they have to offer please see www.runtricities.org 


For more information, contact the coaches below directly and get on the email list for locations of practices.

Coach Robert Bradley


Coach Travis Olinger


Tentative Kachea 2019 Cross Country Schedule

Blue Ridge Classic Invitational  @ Providence Academy, date TBD

Run for the Hills @ South Holston Dam, date TBD

Bristol Cross @ Steele Creek Park, 9/29/2019

Randy Smith Classic @ Sugar Hollow Park, TBD

Trailblazer @ Daniel Boone HS, TBD

Middle School XC State Championships 10/5/19*

Regionals - week of the last Saturday of October- 10/16/19*

State- First Saturday of November- 11/2/19*


Leadership: Coordinator and contact info here


Eligibility: Boys and girls; You must be a member of KACHEA. If you are not currently a member of KACHEA, please make sure you join KACHEA http://www.kachea.com/Registration.php prior to soccer registration.

Season: KACHEA Boys Soccer is having sign-ups and conditioning/practices Mondays and Thursdays  from 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm. 

Players are encouraged to bring a water bottle and a soccer ball. Appropriate shoes (no black soles or cleats) are required for practicing in the gym. 

Cost and location: 2019 soccer fee is $75/player, discounts are available for families with multiple players.   Contact Lori Sewall for registration/ questions - 423-754-6464 (gratefulori@gmail.com)

Leadership: Coaches' names and contact info here


Eligibility: Girls; high school varsity and junior varsity

Season: The new season is starting! 

Details: KACHEA Volleyball will be hosting open gyms in March, April, and May to prepare for evaluations for the upcoming season, Fall 2019. This is open to girls who will be in grades 5-12 during the 2019-2020 academic year. You must be a member of KACHEA by August to participate. We are especially interested in 5th-8th graders to build the volleyball program for the future. The open gym is intended for those who intend to participate or be evaluated (for high schoolers) for the upcoming season. If you would like more information, please contact Ellen West at ellen_west@yahoo.com.

Leadership: Coaches' names and contact info here

Homeschool P.E. Classes
at YMCA of Kingsport

Get up
Get active
Grow stronger

Includes Long Term Athletic Development (LTAD) ideology 

Eligibility: Ages 5-12 (K-6th grade)

Season: September 7 - October 26 (8 week program); Thursdays 9 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. 

Cost: Y Kids = $50; Friends of the Y = $75

Details: Registration and payment due to member desk September 6. (It may be possible to join past that date but not guaranteed. Contact Chris at 423-765-9758 or csanders@ymcakpt.org.)

Concussion Training

All leaders and parent helpers for sports are required to complete the HEADS UP to Youth Sports online training available here:  cdc.gov/headsup/youthsports/training/index.html

Multiple sports and
P.E. classes

Multiple programs are offered through the Kingsport Parks and Recreation Department, including sports teams and homeschool P.E. classes: kingsportparksandrecreation.org/ 

Tennessee Silverbacks Football & Cheerleading

Open invitation to all KACHEA members from Tim Sprouse with the Tennessee Silverbacks football program:

We would like to invite the students of KACHEA attend an informational meeting at Providence Academy on March the 25th at 5:30 PM to learn more about the Silverbacks program and the 2019 season.

If this is your first introduction to the program, we are:

  • A Christ-focused, FCA-affiliated football and cheerleading program
  • A program for Homeschool, Private School and Public-School students who otherwise would not have the opportunity to participate
  • A program for Middle School and High School athletes aged 12-18 (2 teams)
  • A full-contact, 11-man program competing with like-minded independent programs with conference playoffs and championships
  • The only state recognized independent football program (3 state accommodations with state assembly recognition)
  • A program which has graduated players into college football programs
  • We are excited to be stewards of a program that God’s hand has been in for 13 years

The program has been a blessing for so many athletes, families and volunteers over the years. 

Tim Sprouse

Tennessee Silverbacks Football


Silverbacks football and cheerleading:  tnsilverbacks.com/