Season practices will begin July 9
Games begin August 13
Team pictures will be August 11 from 8am-12pm at GCA
Teams available:
Flag football for 6u, 8u, and 10u. Come as a team or individual signup.

$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



Grace Youth Cheer

Open to ages 4-14
Participants do not have to attend GCA to cheer
(this does not include uniform. It includes pom poms,practice t-shirt, bow and sweatshirt)
(includes uniform, pom poms,practice t-shirt, bow and sweatshirt)

                     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 Kindergarten through Middle School.
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.


Nathan Guy | GYS Football Commissioner
Nathan Guy is originally from Portage, Michigan. He is a veteran of the United States Marine Corps. Nathan is married to Melody Guy, and has 3 wonderful boys, Tyson, Alex, and Parker.  Nathan works from home as a senior project manager/estimator for Abco Facility Maintenance in Staten Island, NY, overseeing commercial construction and maintenance projects around the northeast United States. Nathan has coached and been involved with the development of youth football programs for the past 6 years.


Koree Hewett | GYS Cheer Director
The Grace Youth Sports Cheer Director this year is Koree Hewett. She cheered at Grace Christian Academy for 6 years and graduated from GCA in 2017. She was captain her 8th and 12th grade years. Koree made the Tennessee All-State Cheerleading team her senior year. She is a 2 time UCA All-American. She cheers on the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga coed cheer team. She is also employed by Universal Cheerleading Association and has led many cheer camps.
She is excited to come lead our Grace Youth Sports cheerleaders this year!
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.