Athletics

The ZLS Athletic Department offers a variety of sports activities throughout the school year that are available to all ZLS and community homeschool students in grades 5-8.

There are fees associated with participation, see the costs for each sport listed below.
ZLS is also open to allowing 4th graders to participate in some sports, should a student be interested and space on teams is available, etc. Any questions regarding participation in sports activities should be directed to Sarah Joplin, ZLS Athletic Director at athletics@zionls.org.
Information about Zion sports and activities is distributed periodically throughout the year to students and homeschool families.

Zion Lutheran School is always looking for coaches and assistance with the athletics programs. If you or someone you know would be interested, please contact the school or the athletic director at any time.

The FALL sports season begins in late August and concludes in late October.


Co-Ed Soccer (*Boys and Girls Grades 5-8) COST: $100
ZLS participates in both the Christian Schools Association League and the Tri-County League. There is one full team of boys and girls. Coaches do a great job of making sure each student has a chance to contribute.
Coach(es): NEEDED for 2019 Fall Season
Girls Volleyball (*Girls Grades 5-8) COST: $100
The girls participate in the Christian Schools Association League and also play non-league games with requesting schools in the area. Currently there is one team but if there is a large turnout, there will be an opportunity to separate into a 5th/6th team and a 7th/8th team.
Emily Zwaller, Head Coach
Birgitte Nowlan, Assistant Coach
Kinsey Knaub, Assistant Coach
Cross Country (*Boys and Girls Grades 4-8) COST: $100
The Cross Country team attends four meets during the season, one of which is hosted by ZLS. Zion has had a successful history in this sport, with four consecutive championships from 2008 to 2011. There needs to be a minimum of four runners to form a team. It is possible and beneficial for students participating in other fall sports, to also participate in cross country. Please speak with the athletic director regarding multi-sport participation and fees.
Carl DeyArmin, Head Coach: Coach Carl has previously been the Head Soccer Coach at Zion.
Boys Flag Football (*Boys Grades 7-8) COST: $75
The boys participate in the Christian Schools Association League and play approximately 7 games during the season. The game is pass only and designed for 7-on-7 but can be adapted for 5-on-5.
Head Coach: NEEDED for 2019 Season
Assistant Coaches: Mark Joplin and Gary Beck

The WINTER sports season begins in early November and concludes in late March.
(pictures of WINTER sports here)
Cheer (Grades 7-8) COST: $100 + Uniform Deposit
Dance (Grades 5-8) COST: $100
Mahlah Eberle, Head Coach:
Boys Basketball (*Grades 7-8) COST: $150
Mark Joplin, Head Coach:
Gary Beck, Assistant Coach:
Girls Basketball (*Grades 7-8) COST: $150
Coaches: Tentatively assigned but needed and necessary for future
Boys Basketball (*Grades 5-6) COST: $100
Mark Joplin, Head Coach:
Gary Beck, Assistant Coach:
Girls Basketball (*Grades 5-6) COST: $100
About the Coaches: NEEDED

The SPRING sports season begins in early April and concludes in late May.
(pictures of track here)
Track (Boys and Girls Grades 4-8) COST: $100
Carl DeyArmin, Head Coach: Coach Carl has previously been the Head Soccer Coach at Zion.
Lindsey Reiswig, Assistant Coach

Athletics Forms & Maps
(link to sports handbook here)-Coming Soon!
Concussion Form 2019
Zion School Calendar Link
Physical Form
(link to CSA league rules here)-Coming Soon!
(link to tri-county rules here)-Coming Soon!
Athletics Maps & Locations