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SCHE Sports Program


The SCHE Sports Program is established to offer homeschooling families an environment for competition and building of character that is focused on Christ-like behavior.


SCHE provides the following opportunities to families looking for structured sports activities.

Sport/Activity Typical Season Head Coach Contact Information
Basketball (Boys) Winter (February-March) Phil Stoll
Football (Boys) Summer/Fall (August-October) Jesse Phillips
Soccer (Girls) Summer/Fall (August-October) Johnny Thompson
Volleyball (Girls) Summer/Fall (August-October) Rebekah Stoll



Planning and coordination of activities for the various sports offered within SCHE are handled by the SCHE Sports Committee. The committee is comprised of the Director of Sports for SCHE and the head coaches from each sport.

The head coaches will assign assistant coaches for their respective sport as needed, under the approval of the Director prior to the season starting.

The Director of Sports for SCHE administers the SCHE Sports Program in accordance with the Purpose and Guidelines of SCHE.  The Director assigns Head Coaches for each sport.

The SCHE Board appoints the Director of Sports for SCHE who will be a liaison with the sports programs and the Board.



All sports registration dues must be paid by the fourth scheduled practice of the player's sport.  Sports rosters will be finalized on the fourth sports pratice and no additional registrations will be accepted after that point.

Contact Information

A table of head coaches with contact information are listed above in the Activities section.

Director of Sports for SCHE: David Easley - Click to Contact

Additional Information

Begun more than 20 years ago by a homeschool dad/coach, our flag football team sometimes competes with other area flag football teams,but mostly holds scrimmages/games against themselves.

Another dad then expanded our program to include soccer, specifically for the sisters that were tired of sitting around watching their brothers practice. Soccer has greatly expanded over the years. Currently the oldest girls team has excelled to the playing of area schools!!

Later, a homeschool mom began a volleyball team for the teen girls. Now Sports is a highly anticipated, twice-a-week event for the whole family.

All fall sports hold regular practice at the same location and time - Mondays and Thursdays 4:30- 6:00 p.m (Mustangs practice will begin at 4 pm) at McKee Park and the Starkville Sportsplex . Practice begins in mid-August and the last games are usually held at the end of October.

Flag Football is for boys ages 5 -19. The oldest team, the Mustangs, is for boys age 13-19. It is coached by Josiah Phillips. The middle team, the JV team, is for ages 8-12. The youngest team, the Youth team, is for ages 5-7.

Soccer is for girls ages 5 and up. It is coached by Johnny Thompson and his team of assistants. It is broken down into groups called 10's, 20's, 30's and 40's and all groups practice both days.

Volleyball is for girls age 10 to graduate and is coached by homeschool graduates Rebekah and Rachel Stoll. The volleyball practices have become increasingly popular and most recently comprised 4 teams.

Basketball starts in mid-January and ends mid-March.  Practices and games are held at the Methodist Church gym in Columbus.  The oldest team is for boys 13-senior.  The younger boys are from "able to shoot on a 10' goal" through 12.  Practice/games are from 6:00PM - 8:30PM.

Other family members not actively practicing a sport also congregate at the field for fellowship. The moms cluster at the pavillion to visit and share teaching tips, while the youngest of the children enjoy playing together at the playground!

Many families bring a picnic supper and continue visiting after practice - a lovely tradition continued by popular demand (at least in those homes where children are old enough to actively participate in helping prepare the meal). Hope to see you there!!