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"God is our refuge and strength; a very present help." Psalm 46:1

 

SCHE Sports Program

Purpose

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.

Activities

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 phildawn1@bellsouth.net
Football (Boys) Summer/Fall (August-October) Jessie Phillips jesserphillips76@yahoo.com
Soccer (Boys and Girls) Summer/Fall (August-October) Johnny Thompson jthompson@lmssmail.com
Volleyball (Girls) Summer/Fall (August-October) Rebekah Stoll rejoiceandbeeglad@yahoo.com

 

Structure

Planning and coordination of activities for the various sports offered within SCHE are handle 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 new assistant coaches for their respective sport as needed, under the advisement of the Director.

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.

 

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

History

SCHE is perhaps best-known for our Sports program. 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 teams hold regular practice at the same location and time - Mondays and Thursdays 4:00- 5:30 p.m (Mustangs practice until 6:00 pm) at the Starkville Sportsplex .Practice begins in mid-August and the last games are usually held at the end of October. There is a fee of $25 per family to cover the cost of using the Sportsplex and occasionally for equipment.

Flag Football is for boys ages 5-19. The oldest team, the Mustangs, is for boys age 12-19. It is coached by Jesse Phillips. The middle team is for ages 8-12.These teams practice both Monday and Thursday afternoons. The youngest team (age 5-7) meets only on Monday afternoons.

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. Occasionally, by request of interest and energy, a dad coaches the 5-7 boys on Thursday's only. This is year by year dependant depending on the availability of a coach.

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.

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). Beginning this year, Sports Director David Easley will be helping us to remember to "mentally rope off" half of the Pavillion to make sure there is room for the incoming city league soccer practices.