First Home-Schooled Softball Team to Launch in 2018

Will play full schedule of games vs. private and public schools and regional home-school programs and tournaments with games concluding in May

The Tennessee Heat will begin a softball program for home-schooled student athletes, grades 8-12, for varsity and junior varsity in the spring 2018 season. Up to 20 players will be selected for the first home-school softball team in Middle Tennessee. The Tennessee Heat is an athletic organization with home-schooled athletes in Middle Tennessee.

Download Official Press Release – Softball Program Launch (Adobe PDF)

Tryout Details and Location:

Tryouts for the first Tennessee Heat softball team will be:

  • Saturday, Jan. 6th – 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
  • Tuesday, Jan. 9th – 5 to 7 p.m.
  • Saturday, Jan. 13th – 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Tryouts Will Be Held At:

Cedar Creek Sports Center Indoor Facility
10070 Lebanon Rd.
Mt. Juliet TN 37122

Heat values include: Love, Hope, Discipline, Identity, Accountability, Leadership, Teamwork, Excellence, Integrity, Humility, Courage,  and Respect.

About the Coach:

Duane Biggs returns to the Tennessee Heat after serving as the head coach of Heat baseball from 2014-15, with seven years of high school head coaching experience (two years public school, five years home school). Duane relocated to Mississippi and returned to Tennessee in 2017, and works as a project manager for Design Construction in Portland. He has 15 years of pastoral ministry experience and brings a resume of values and vision for Christian leadership to the Heat athletic programs. He and his wife Beth have three children.

Duane Biggs Family

For More Information:

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About TN Heat – How You Can Help:

This is a first-year, upstart program. Financial donations are beneficial to the team, and Tennessee Heat is a 501(c)3 organization. Click here for more Giving information.

Archery Target

Heat Archery Meeting for Interested Families

Archery TargetHeat Archery is now entering its 5th season and is growing each year!

We will be having a meeting for new archers on Saturday, December 16 at 12 pm at The Fellowship Church located at 490 Industrial Drive, Mount Juliet, TN 37122. At this meeting, we will provide all the details regarding the sport, practices, tournaments, and more.

Heat archery is open to home school students (boys and girls) grades 6-12. You do not need to have experience or equipment to be on the team. We shoot under the National Archery in the Schools Program (NASP) guidelines and participate in 3-4 tournaments each year in addition to the state tournament. The fee for participation is $150.

Due to various limitations, we can only have 40 archers to make up our middle and high school programs. We have quite a few returning archers from last year leaving us only 10-15 total available spots on the team this season. As a result, we will have to choose archers based on the numbers needed for both middle and high school programs with high school given more preference. Upperclassmen will be chosen first followed by each grade level down until we fill both roster.

We look forward to seeing you there.

Alan Vermilye
Jimbo Savley