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Everest Academy is a ministry of Everest Family Church in Hayden. We offer freedom along with quality resources, information, activities and support to those homeschooling in Alabama. We believe that the parent has the best interests of their children at heart. We believe that the parent is the first and only teacher that a child needs. In keeping with this philosophy, we wish to be a very hands-off church "cover" school and allow the parent to lead and guide their children in the direction and at the pace they feel is best suited to their children. We ask only for what the law requires while offering support along with quality resources to aid families in their efforts.

Spring 2022, Birmingham Area: East Central Homeschool Organized Sports Teams

I am one of the Board of Directors for East Central Homeschool Organized Sports (ECHOS), an organization offering various sports programs for homeschoolers in the greater Birmingham, AL area. We offer homeschool youngsters (Junior and Senior High School) an opportunity to participate in athletics, competing with other Christian homeschool organizations. A partial list of our participating cover schools is posted on our website: Local Cover Schools & Co-Ops. You can also see who our competition is by viewing some of the game schedules posted with various teams on our website.


I wanted to bring to your attention the following two announcements. You may want to promote these on your website and with your enrolled members as a benefit to any of them who may be interested in participating in one or more of the sports we offer:


East Central Patriots, a sports organization for Homeschoolers in the greater Birmingham area, is announcing opportunities for junior and senior high school boys and girls who are interested in participating next season in a variety of sports (Basketball, Volleyball, Tackle Football (8v8), Flag Football, Cheerleading, Baseball, Softball, Soccer, Golf, Tennis, and Fishing). Check out our Website for more information: East Central Athletics. Spring training for Tackle Football is now underway (May, 2022); Girls Volleyball Open Gym and Tryouts (May 11, 2022): 2022 Volleyball Tryouts


East Central Patriots is interviewing candidates for the Head Volleyball Coach position for 2022. All of our coaches are volunteers. As we search for a head coach, tryouts and game scheduling will continue as usual with dedicated parents of the previous year’s team. Check out our Website Announcements for details and contact information: East Central Athletics



Thank you for your consideration,

Ernie Paffumi

*This is not an Everest Academy sponsored event and is for FYI purposes only. Please contact the hosting organization with any questions or comments.