The philosophy of the athletic program at CKS is to structure programs into both developmental and competitive levels, to instill Catholic values and to promote sportsmanship and teamwork for all players. The generous gift of time and talent by the athletic board members, volunteer coordinators, coaches, and supportive parents helps to make athletics at Christ the King successful.

CKS is a member of the Inter-City Catholic League (ICCL). In most sports, students can participate beginning in 5th grade and teams are created based on grade level: 5th/6th (“B” teams) and 7th/8th (“varsity” and, in some sports, “colors” teams). In the event that CKS does not meet the minimum roster size for a sport, we may form a combined team with another school.


All students planning to register for any sport for the upcoming school year should have the required forms submitted on or before Back-to-School Book Sale/Picture Day on August 13, 2018 in addition to completing the online registration. The Emergency Medical Authorization and ICCL Athletic Contract are each required once a year and apply to all sports for the entire school year, as well as the Concussion Awareness & Sudden Cardiac Arrest Acknowledgement Form. Forms need to be on file in order to attend any practices at the beginning of the fall season or open gyms during the summer. We look forward to another great year of athletics at CKS…Go Kings!

Read the ICCL Constitution »   (PDF on ICCL website)


For more information, or with questions and concerns, please contact Athletic Director, Susan Kempf.


(August – early November) CKS consolidates with Holy Cross to form the Crusader football program. Conditioning practice begins the first week of August. The 7/8th grade Varsity team practices at the old St Joe HS building and 5/6th grade B team practices at Brownfield park. Teams practice several days a week with games played on Sundays at Marian HS. In addition to the required player forms submitted at CKS, Holy Cross will require a medical release form, player/parent contract and player fee be submitted directly.

(August – September) Boys and Girls practices begin the first week of August and are held twice a week at various locations such as Clay Park or STJHS North Field Complex depending on availability. The 5/6th grade B teams play games on Sunday afternoons at Marian HS and varsity teams play on Sundays at either Marian HS or STJHS.

(August – February) Practice 2x per week at beginning, then once a week or as needed. Cheer at Varsity football and boys basketball games on Sundays and at school pep rallies.

(August – September) Practices begin the first week of August and are held twice a week. Games for both varsity and 5/6th grade B teams are played on week day evenings at various locations such as Chet Waggoner, Southeast, Harris or Warren fields.

(August – October) Boys and Girls practices will take place twice a week at Swanson school and occasionally at CKS, but are not mandatory. Meets are held once a week after school on weekdays and the team also participates in the Culver Academy Invitational.


(Early November – Mid December) Practices begin early October with the season ending before Christmas break. Practices for all teams are held twice a week at the CKS gym. Games for 5/6th grade B teams are played Friday evenings, Saturdays & Sundays at various schools. Varsity and 7/8th grade Colors teams play on weekends or Mondays at various schools.