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
PLEASE NOTE THE TIME CHANGES FOR PRACTICES
& DATE CHANGE FOR THE PARENT MEETING
We have added a few more open gyms to the schedule, and we have also had a slight change in time to allow the coaches more time to work on skills with the girls.
We will be holding Open Gym April 19th, 22nd, 26th, and 29th at Holy Mountain Baptist Church in Kingsport. MS will meet from 3:00-5:00, HS from 5:00-7:00.
The parent/player meeting has been moved to the week of the 26th. Specific on time TBA soon. I will be at the gym this week, however, if anyone has a specific question regarding the season. I am also available by phone and email.
Evaluations will be held in May, with practices beginning in June.
Please help get the word out to anyone you know who may be interested. Looking forward to the season!
Dates: April 19, 22nd, 26th, and 29th for Open Gyms
Time(s): Middle school from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. -- High school from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Location: Holy Mountain Baptist Church (3121 Ashley Street in Kingsport)
"Open Gym": This is when we learn some skills, get familiar with the game, and start shaping up for the season.
Eligibility: Girls; grades 6-12
Season: Open gyms in March & April. Evaluations will begin in May and team practices begin in June. Games are in August and September.
Cost: $75 registration fee, due by August 1.
Details: New players are welcome! Not sure if volleyball is right for you? Come to our Open Gyms to learn about the sport and see if it's for you.
You must be a member of KACHEA to participate. If you would like more information, please contact Ava Forbes.
Running Club Spring 2021 Season
Starts: May 13
When: Thursday evenings at 6:00 p.m.
Where: Duck Island at Warrior's Path State Park.
Note: The location changes weekly. This is only the location for the first meeting on May 13.
Details: Please contact Coach Olinger to be placed on the list to receive regular updates and communication. Coach Olinger will be starting the list OVER, so ALL participants must contact to be placed on the email list, even if you've been on it in the past.
Coach Travis Olinger: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Additional Important Information - A Letter from Coach Olinger:
KACHEA Running Club 2021
History: 2021 marks the 12th season of the KACHEA Running Club.
Focus: Our training is focused on age-appropriate distance running for the glory of God. Practice activities will include active stretching, strengthening exercises, and various structured running workouts.
Structure: Participants choose to run in either the physical ﬁtness group or competitive group based on their own desired goals at each practice and can change groups at any time. Participants are always free to modify or limit the activities to ﬁt their desires and ﬁtness levels.
Unstructured, “open” runs are always an option if you don’t feel comfortable with the structured training.
Ages: 7 through 99, although younger children are welcome if they are accompanied by a parent for the entire practice. Often entire families participate together in our practices and our competitions! The running club is intended to be an outing that the entire family can be part of.
When Does the Club Meet? Mid-May through mid-October weekly on Thursday evenings starting at 6:00 p.m. and ending at 7:00 p.m. (unless alternate plans are communicated).
Where Does the Club Meet? At a local venue in the greater Kingsport area (Warriors Path, a local school track or other facility) that provides high visibility and safe area to practice. Each week the coach will send out an email conﬁrming the location of the run and make any necessary announcements. To
What Should I Bring? Your own water or sports drink and appropriate footwear. While you will need to come with lots of energy, bringing a full stomach is not recommended.
Physical Fitness Group: The 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 expectations 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. Additionally, there will be several opportunities for competition throughout the summer through optional participation in track meets and other local race events.
Some of our workouts will include participation in these events.
Competitive Group: The 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 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 men’s and women’s cross country teams for the fall XC season. (In order to compete in the Cross Country season, you must be a KACHEA member.) Coaches will assist runners develop a schedule and goals to help runners improve, with the goal of competing in the cross country events in the fall. Similar to the PF group, participants will be informed of multiple opportunities to participate in road, track, and trail competitions throughout the summer and fall, with race opportunities of various distances.
Additional Resources: State of Franklin Track Club -- SFTC membership entitles you to a minimum of $1.00 discount for many races, as well as ability to participate at no extra charge in multiple SFTC competitions, and attend the annual awards banquet. The Track Club also oﬀers scholarship opportunities for high school seniors or rising college freshmen as well as volunteer opportunities. Visit www.runtricities.org for more information about the club, upcoming local races, etc.
Coaches: Travis Oligner: email@example.com - mobile: (423) 491-2827
Matthew Rivera: firstname.lastname@example.org - mobile: (865) 272-2798
FOR SPECIFIC BASKETBALL UPDATES:
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:
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 try outs/ conditioning has begun. Make sure to wear appropriate shoes (no cleats) bring a ball if you have one, and a water bottle. Looking forward to a fun season.
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:
2021 soccer fee is $TBA/player, $TBA for each additional player in the same family. Contact Lori Sewall for registration/ questions - 423-754-6464 (email@example.com)
Leadership: Coaches' names and contact info here