ECA Athletic Director
At Eukarya, we view athletics as an important means of accomplishing our mission of DEVELOPING STUDENTS OF WISDOM AND VIRTUE. We believe that through physical exertion, team play, and competition, our students become more fully-developed young men and women.
ECA offers athletic teams for both girls and boys in 5th -12th grades. Our teams are made up of our student athletes and are open to all local homeschoolers. (Public students may participate with an invitation from the coach, after they have had a conversation to confirm whether our program is a good fit. These invitations also depend on available spots on the team.)
Fall teams include Co-ed Soccer and Girls Volleyball, our winter teams play Boys & Girls Basketball, our spring season includes Girls Spring Soccer.
The culmination of our athletic year is celebrated with our Spring Sports Banquet, where all teams come together to celebrate!
We love having parents and families join us in the "thrill of the sport" at our games! We try to keep our Gate Admissions affordable, so the whole family can come! $5 Adults/ $2 Students/ $10 Max per family
You may also purchase an Adult or Student PUNCH PASS. This includes 10 Admissions at a discounted price (and they DO NOT EXPIRE!)
ECA Students & Staff attend FREE -- so bring your "Lion Pride!"
We DO allow re-admission, should you need to leave after paying.
In 2021, Coach Cody Robertson took the baton as our 2nd Athletic Director (after Founding AD, Brandy Corbin.) He has served as our Head Coach for Boys Soccer since it was founded in 2018. In 2020, he led the team to the NACA Div 3 Championship! He also moved from Assist Coach to Head Coach in our Varsity Basketball program in 2020 and grew it to include a JV level team. In 2023, the Varsity Basketball team earned 3rd Place in NACA Div 8.
Our 2023 FALL SEASON Registrations will open soon for Pre-Season practices. You can get to them by *clicking* on the PROGRAMS Tab above. (*CLICK* on the word -- DON'T hover over or open other menu items.) Further instructions are on that page.
Total Regular Season Fees will be $275/ season
$225 Participation Fee + $50 Lion Booster Deposit
($25 discount for ECA / Schole families -- no coupon needed)
Payment Plan available. >>> Further details in the Registration Form
Please also DOWNLOAD the Sports Physical Form and return to the ECA office. This confirms your student's medical clearance to play and helps us keep our record-keeping to league standards.
Our Athletics Handbook provides full details about philosophy of team management, student & coach policies, and commitments for athletes and their families.
Families should SIGN and SUBMIT the last page for the 2022-2023 Sports Seasons.
We are grateful that you have entrusted your athletes to our program, and hope that you will find that trust to be well-placed.
No matter how wonderful our coaches are, we know that PARENTS are a pivotal part of building a successful community in Eukarya Athletics!
Your role begins by encouraging and guiding your athlete! We know that YOURS is probably the "wallet" from which the athletic fees came! And YOU are also often the "wheels" to get your players to and from their team events on time. There are certainly many "tangible" sacrifices that parents make to support their kids' sports activities!
But most importantly, YOU are a major influence on whether they will arrive at practices and games with a "coachable" attitude, treat their teammates with respect and servanthood, and play with honorable sportsmanship. We want to THANK YOU, for all the ways you sacrifice to personally support your athlete and instruct him/ her through the "heart issues" that often arise when participating in sports.
Your role continues by supporting and serving the team! First, we need CHEERING FANS in the stands! We hope that you will come out to as many games as possible! Invite friends and family to join you -- let's hear that Lion Pride "ROAR!"
Second, we need WILLING CONTRIBUTORS to help our season run smoothly. We will need Gate Greeters, Concessions Attendants, Scorekeepers, Set-up & Clean-up Helpers, etc. (Those serving at a game get FREE ADMISSION!)
We hope that EACH FAMILY will find a place to serve! If you are not sure where your skills could best be used, talk to Cody Robertson or Lorri VanDerLinden! They will be happy to help you plug in!
(We will be collecting a "Lion Booster" deposit, which will be returned at the end of the season after each family has contributed service in some active way during the season AND returned all uniform/equipment pieces in playable condition.)
In past years, Eukarya teams have participated in tournaments hosted by the National Assoc of Christian Athletes (NACA) in Dayton, TN. These tournaments not only give competitive experience, but also give specifically unique opportunities for team fellowship in travel and Christian enrichment through evening worship and speakers.
The NACA Tournaments for 2023-2024:
Girls Volleyball -- Oct 24-27
Boys Soccer -- Oct 31-Nov 3
Boys Basketball - Mar 5-9
Girls Soccer -- May 9-12
Occasionally, we will also participate in regional tournaments that enhance the competitive experience for our teams. These may or may not involve overnight travel.
*Tournament travel costs are the responsibility of the players, and is additional to their Seasonal Registration Fees.