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About Us

Finding Inspiration in Every Turn

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The Greater Kansas City Home School Association, also known as the KC East Lions, is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit sports association serving the greater Kansas City metropolitan area.

KC East offers athletic programs such as baseball, softball, soccer, football, volleyball, basketball, cross country and track & field to home-schooled boys and girls, as well as to privately educated students at schools without these sports programs. Over 75 of our student athletes have received college scholarships in various sports at junior colleges or at the D1, D2 and NAIA levels.

Through special arrangements with the Kansas State High School Athletic Association and their affiliates, the KC East Lions are able to compete against a wide range of schools.  Athletes in the program play against other home school athletic organizations, as well as private and public schools.

Larry and Marcie Johnson started the KC East Lions in 2001. Providing a high quality, organized sports experience for home school students has always been the goal. The program has grown to become a thriving part of the sports scene in the Kansas City metropolitan area.

Our Mission

The KC East Lions strive to create a positive

athletic experience.  Sportsmanship, self-discipline,

and integrity are the values that are emphasized and modeled.


Meet The Team Coaches

Ryan  and Christi Johnson

Athletic Directors

816-516-0767 - Ryan

816-699-3020 -Christi

James Koppang  & Robert Eshleman

Junior High - 14U Coach

JJ Shepherd  & Scott Mann

Varsity - 18U Coaches

Jake Leeman

Middle School - 12U Coach

JJ Shepherd , Scott Mann & Andrew Shepherd

Junior Varsity - 16U Coaches

Ryan Johnson & Mario Carrillo

Elementary - 10U Coaches

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