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

Running Club 2021


KACHEA 2021 XC Schedule Updated 8 6 21.pdf KACHEA 2021 XC Schedule Updated 8 6 21.pdf
Size : 228.154 Kb
Type : pdf

Running Club 2021 Season

When: Thursday evenings at 6:00 p.m.

Where: The location changes weekly.

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: twolinger@gmail.com.

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.

Head Coach: Travis Olinger (twolinger@gmail.com - 423-491-2827)

Assistant Coach: Matthew Rivera (missionarymatthew1@gmail.com - 865-272-2798) 

Assistant Coach: Bill McSpadden  billymac@reagan.com 423-765-7189

Assistant Coach:4Assistant Coach: 23-765-7189



Click here for the

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:


For information, contact Ava Forbes at 423-534-1217 or kacheawildcatsvolleyball@gmail.com.

 Leadership: Coaches' names 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 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 (gratefulori@gmail.com)

Leadership: Coaches' names and contact info here

Concussion Training

All leaders and parent helpers for sports are required to complete the HEADS UP to Youth Sports online training available here:  Nfhslearn.com