Mark Vance - Athletic Director
We believe interscholastic athletic programs provide one of the best ways in which Christian character development can be learned. We view a good athletic program as consciously addressing four main components: Knowledge, Physical Conditioning, Values and Attitudes, and Sportsmanship.
Knowledge: Emphasis is placed on the fundamentals and basic strategies of athletic games. This is reinforced through practice. The expertise that coaches bring to an athletic program is an essential aspect of this component; their precision in effectively communicating fundamentals and their ability to motivate students to learn by this example.
Physical conditioning: We emphasize the importance of sound physical fitness to all students. Routine physical activity increases one's energy level and contributes to quality of life. Athletics provides a means for students to become and remain physically fit.
Values and attitudes: This component is the most important dimension of the philosophy of Catholic athletes. The value of hard work, integrity, pride, toughness, and mental and physical alertness [just naming a few], are the ultimate goals that we wish to see instilled in the student athlete at Christ the King School.
Sportsmanship: We teach this in every athletic program. Although sportsmanship is an outgrowth of our third component [values and attitudes], we feel its importance warrants having a category and focus of its own.
For more information on Christ the King Athletic Programs, contact Athletic Director Mark Vance at (615) 292-9465. For more information on Diocesan Athletic Council guidelines, CLICK HERE.
Christ the King School Athletic Handbook: CLICK HERE.
Coaches, parents, and volunteers: Please make sure you have reviewed the Diocese of Nashville's Safe Environment Training presentation on the Diocesan website at Safe Environment Training: Protecting Our Youth . The Diocesan Safe Environment Program is explained in detail at Diocese of Nashville Safe Environment Program: CLICK HERE
We offer a variety of sports for students of Christ the King School. To participate in any competitive sport and/or cheerleading, a student must maintain a "G" in effort and conduct. Students with a "U" may be placed on academic contract or by recommendation from the teacher or principal. Christ the King School participates in the Parochial League of the Diocese in the following sports:
Varsity: 7th and 8th grade students.
Junior Division: 3rd through 6th grade students.
Any 7th or 8th grade girl may be a cheerleader.
Cross Country Running
All students in grades K through 8th are eligible.
Varsity: 7th and 8th grade boys.
Junior Division: 4th through 6th grade boys.
6th through 8th grade students.
4th through 8th grade students.
Fall/Varsity: 7th and 8th grade girls.
Spring: 5th and 6th grade girls.
CKS Cross Country blog and team info from Coach Heflin - CLICK HERE
Diocesan Athletic Form - CLICK HERE
Parent/Student athlete concussion awareness package - CLICK HERE
Information for Coaches
Concussion awareness is an important point of emphasis at Christ the King and in the Diocese of Nashville. All coaches are required to complete the training courses at the Centers for Disease Control website and the National Federation of State High School Associations. Coaches are required to submit certificates of completion to the Athletic Director before working with student athletes.
CDC website: CLICK HERE
NFHS Learn website: CLICK HERE
As a part of our Safe Environment program, all Coaches are required to view the Diocesan Safe Environment Training: CLICK HERE