From Lower School to Upper School
"You Can Do It Here!"
Welcome to the Sayre Athletic Department’s website. Spartan pride runs deep, and we continually strive to offer each student athlete the opportunity to compete at a high level and reap the rich personal rewards that come from being part of a team. Athletic programs at Sayre are vertically integrated allowing Lower School students to play team sports where the emphasis is on skill development and participation for the pure enjoyment of the game. In Middle School teams become more structured and interscholastic competition becomes a part of the athletic experience. Student athletes who reach the varsity level at Sayre have the opportunity to participate at the highest level of interscholastic High School competition. At every level of competition, the Sayre School Athletic Department’s open participation policy allows any student at Sayre willing to make the commitment to a team the opportunity to compete.
Our athletic teams are led by a talented and dedicated group of coaches. We are all committed to teaching and training the next generation of young men and women and preparing them for college and beyond. We understand that participation in athletics provides fertile soil for personal growth and meaningful character development and, in recognition of this fact, coaches focus as much of their attention on the process as they do on the results. Through sports, the Sayre Athletic Department endeavors to do its part in delivering on the school’s mission to provide an education of the “widest range and highest order”.
As a member of the Kentucky High School Athletic Association (KHSAA), Sayre High School teams compete against member schools of all size classifications. Sayre also competes as a member of the All-A in regional and state tournaments offered to smaller schools throughout the state of Kentucky. Our High School and Middle School teams also participate as members of the Bluegrass Conference which offers our teams the opportunity to compete against other smaller schools in the Bluegrass Region of Central Kentucky. To learn more about Sayre Athletic Department offerings, expectations, and rules, please refer to the Sayre Student Athlete Handbook.
The Director of Athletics at Sayre is Erik M. Johnson, D.C. Dr. Johnson began his Sayre career in 2004 as the team doctor for Sayre Athletics and the director of the fledgling lacrosse program. In addition to his current duties directing the department of athletics, Dr. Johnson serves as the Head Varsity Lacrosse and Girls Soccer Coach, and he also teaches freshman health and fitness to Upper School students and sex education in all three divisions.
Educated at Skidmore College (NY), Dr. Johnson received his B.A. degree in Biology and Physical Education in 1992 followed by a Doctor of Chiropractic Degree from Northwestern Health Sciences University (MN) in 1996.
The Sayre Athletic Complex (SAC) is located on a 50-acre site, 15 minutes from the main campus, and includes four soccer and lacrosse fields, baseball and softball diamonds, and 10 tennis courts.
Directions to the Sayre Athletic fields
Athletic Opportunities at Sayre School:
- Future Spartans Lacrosse (Boys and Girls Grades 1-5)
- Multi-Sports Camp (Boys and Girls Grades 1-5)
- Basketball (Girls) (Practices begin one week prior to the start of school)
- Soccer (Boys)
- Cross Country (Boys and Girls) (Practices begin on or shortly after July 15th)
*Opportunities to participate in Upper School golf may also exist
Upper School (Practices begin on or shortly after July 15th)
- Cross Country (Boys and Girls)
- Soccer (Boys and Girls)
- Golf (Boys and Girls)
- Future Spartans Basketball (Boys and Girls Grades 1-5)
- Basketball (YMCA League)
Middle School (Practices begin the week of November 1st)
- Basketball (Boys)
*Opportunities to participate in Upper School swimming and diving may also exist
Upper School (Practices begin the week of Oct. 15th)
- Basketball (Boys and Girls)
- Swimming (Boys and Girls)
- Diving (Boys and Girls)
- T-ball and Soccer (YMCA League)
Middle School (Practices begin the week of March 1st)
- Soccer (Girls)
- Lacrosse (Boys)
- Track (Boys and Girls)
*Opportunities to participate in Upper School tennis, softball, baseball and track may also exist
Upper School (Practices begin on or shortly after Feb. 15th)
- Tennis (Boys and Girls)
- Lacrosse (Boys)
- Track (Boys and Girls)