Wichita Defenders: FAQ

Who are we?
The Wichita Defenders exists to provide home school athletes with a competitive sports program that uses athletics as a tool to disciple young men and women to pursue godliness and excellence in every aspect of their lives.

Are you a member of any athletic conference?
We are KSHSAA approved (Kansas State High School Activities Association).

Who do we play against?
Against other homeschool programs, private and public schools. Our desire is to play against the best competition available. We participate in National Homeschool Tournaments for both volleyball and basketball for post season play.

What sports do we offer?
Middle School and High School Girls’ Volleyball
Elementary, Middle School and High School Boys’ and Girls’ Basketball

How much does it cost?
Registrations Volleyball: JH -- $210, HS-- $235
Registrations Basketball: JH -- $450, HS -- $600 (installments may be made during the season)

(Fee includes a medical and general liability coverage for each player as well as travel and lodging for a week at Nationals in Springfield.)

$50 discount on basketball fee if you played volleyball

Due to traveling and out of town games and tournaments, the fees will also have a fee for travel and lodging expenses.

What if I have more than one child playing?
The first child is full price; each subsequent child is $25 less.

Where will games be played?
Our home games are played at Farha Sport Center at South Branch YMCA, 3405 S. Meridian, Wichita, KS 67207.

Are practices mandatory and how often do you practice?
Because this is a competitive sports program, practices are required. During the pre-season, practices are several times a week. During the season, depending on the game schedule, there will be 1-2 practices. Practices are subject to the coaches’ discretion.

Are there any extra costs?
Gas and food money will be necessary when the team travels out-of-town for an away game. For all volleyball and basketball teams, there are out-of-town games and tournaments that are overnigthers or last for several days.

What about uniforms?
The Defenders will supply a uniform that will be turned in at the end of the season.

What do I need to do to participate?
Read the Code of Ethics and Standards for Participation; fill out an application and medical release form for each athlete and pay your fee.