Register now for GYS Basketball (Ages 6-11)
Athletes do not need to attend GCA to participate on these teams.
• $85.00 per child
• $170.00 family max


New for 2017 we will be fielding teams in the 12u and 13/14U divisions.
  • Athletes do not need to attend GCA to participate on these teams.

    Teams available:
    Flag (6U and under)
    7U, 8U, 9U, 10U, 11U, 12U and 13/14U

    $75 for flag
    $210 for 7U-11U ($50 discount if you have your own helmet)
    $225 for 12 and 13/14U

    Other info:
    · All teams will be running versions of the GCA HS system developed by GCA US Coach Rusty Bradley and his US staff
    · All teams will play in at least three bowl games played on the turf at GCA
    · All teams will take part in community service activities
    · All teams will be able to participate for free in the GCA football camps this summer ran by GCA US Coach Rusty Bradley and his HS staff



$120 Need Uniform
$115 Cheer 2017 (Includes Pom Poms, Practice T-shirt, and Bow)

                     Grace Youth Sports Frequently Asked Questions

What is Grace Youth Sports?
Grace Youth Sports is a ministry of Grace Baptist Church, that includes Football, Basketball and Cheer for ages 6-14.
Does my child have to attend Grace Christian Academy to play Grace Youth Sports?
A child does not have to attend Grace Christian Academy to play in Grace Youth Sports.
What is the screening process for Grace Youth Sports coaches?
Coaches complete an application and submit to a thorough background check. Coaches also complete concussion training.
When is registration?

Registration days vary and will be posted on this site. 

Where I do register my child?
At Grace Christian Academy.
When are the practices?
Practice days and times differ with each age group. Coaches will set practice days and times. Practices will not be held on Wednesdays.
Where are the practices held?
Practices are held at Grace Christian Academy.
When are the games?
Game days differ with each age group. Knox Metro Youth Football determines the game schedules for football.
Where are the games played?
Football/Cheer: Regular season games are played at the Knox County Schumpert and Tarleton fields. Bowl/Jamboree Games are played at Grace Christian Academy and other high school fields.
Basketball: Grace Christian Academy
Are there any rules concerning playing time for Football?
Knox Metro Youth Football determines rules regarding playing time.
Are there any rules concerning position assignments?
There are no rules concerning position assignments. Assignments are made at the discretion of the coaches.


Mike Martinez | GYS Football Director
Mike Martinez is from Ft. Lauderdale Florida.  He is a 1994 Graduate from University of the Cumberlands, with a BA in English. Mike is married to Holly Martinez, and has 2 children, Walker and Willow.  He is currently attending Grace Baptist Church.  Mike is Founder of Premier Athletic Gymnastics and Cheerleading Training Centers and is Currently
President of ASO Youth sporting apparel company. 

Mike has seven years of youth football coaching experience.

For info about GYS Football contact  graceyouthfootball@gracebc.org

Mandi Elliott | GYS Cheer Director
Mandi Elliott is from Oak Ridge, TN. She currently lives in Knoxville with her husband Charlie and children Dylan, Michael, Laney, and Olivia. Mandi has been a youth cheerleading coach for Boy/Girls Club of Oak Ridge.  She was a member of the ORHS dance team from 1994-1997, and was a Captain in 1996-1997. Mandi is a past member of the Contemporary Dance Ensemble of Oak Ridge. Her daughters Olivia and Laney will be in third grade and Kindergarten at GCA this fall.
For info about GYS Cheer contact graceyouthcheer@gracebc.org
Brett Ellison
Brett Ellison | GYS Basketball Director
I am a substitute teacher at Grace Christian Academy, where I am the Head Coach for Middle School Softball and Girls MS JV Basketball and also Assistant Coach for Upper School Softball and Girls Middle School Varsity Basketball. I have been married for over 25 years to my lovely wife, Jane, and have two children, Ashley and Olivia that attend Grace Christian Academy.
For info about GYS Basketball contact graceyouthbasketball@gracebc.org