The K.C. Continentals, composed of homeschooled boys from all across Knox County, look to play six to eight games this winter. Opponents will be teams from private Christian schools around central Ohio, including Marion Christian, Mount Gilead Christian, and People’s Baptist of Mansfield.
Practices have been held since early December at the YMCA Sports Center, 200 W. Chestnut Street in Mt. Vernon. Eric Boggs, Youth Program Director at the YMCA, has facilitated practice times and uniforms for the Continentals as part of his plan to create a competitive high school basketball league in the area.
“As the number of homeschoolers grows, so does the opportunity for team sports,” said Matthew Hexter, Head Coach of the K.C. Continentals and homeschooling father of six from Apple Valley. “We are viewing our first season as a building season. We are trying to teach basketball fundamentals, teamwork, hustle, and what it’s like to go through the ups and downs of an entire season as a team.” Cawa Counts of Brandon is the Assistant Coach.
The K.C. Continentals hope to finish their season with a team trip to the Regionals of the National Christian Homeschool Basketball Championship. Held in Indianapolis on March 6-8, 2012, the Continentals plan to watch practices and games of other, more veteran homeschool teams from around the Midwest in order to build for the future.
The parent organization for the K.C. Continentals is the Knox County Christian Home School Association (KCCHSA). With over 160 member families, KCCHSA offers parent support and student activities for Christian homeschool families in Knox County and the surrounding areas. It currently offers a fall flag football league, bowling, and ice skating as parent-led recreational and sporting activities.
Parents interested in homeschooling their children may find out more by visiting http://www.kcchsa.org. For more information on the Knox County Continentals, visit www.kccontinentals.com.
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The Knox County Christian Home School Association is a home school support group located in Knox County, Ohio. Our mission is to help further the interests of the education of children by their parents by all lawful means in a Christian context.