Charles Clark Hired as Varsity Girls Basketball Coach

Clarksville, Tenn. Clarksville Academy, a private Pre-K through 12th grade college preparatory school, is pleased to announce the hiring of Charles Clark as Varsity Girls Basketball Coach.


Clark has over nineteen years of coaching experience and over thirteen years of teaching experience.  He comes to Clarksville Academy after having served the past two seasons as Varsity Girls Coach at Kenwood High School. Throughout his career, he has served as both head varsity coach and assistant varsity coach for several surrounding area schools such as, Rossview High School, Houston County High School, and Clarksville High School.


Clark holds his degree in Health and Human Performance with a Masters in Educational Leadership. His teaching career spans all age levels, which made him the perfect fit for our Physical education Department.  In addition to his coaching responsibilities, he will teach physical education in grades PK-9.


Athletic Director, Jake Peterson, stated, “I am proud to announce Charles as our varsity girls basketball coach. I have known Charles for many years and have a great deal of respect for him.  He has shown his excellence both on the court and in the classroom. We could not be more excited to welcome him to our staff.”


Clark is committed to hit the ground running.  In a statement, “First, I would like to thank Dr. Marlon Heaston, Marcus Heaston, and Keith Parker for the support I received during my time at Kenwood High School. Leaving is never easy, and I am forever grateful for my time with CMCSS, but I am extremely excited about the opportunity to coach and teach at Clarksville Academy. It was quite obvious during my meeting with the CA administration this was a good fit for my family and me. Coach Daniels has done a phenomenal job building the girls basketball program into a state title contender, and I plan to continue that progression. I’m looking forward to working with the CA administration, faculty/staff, as well as, getting started with my team this summer.”


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Staying Active in the Cold Months

By Jerri Bragg, Physical Education Teacher & Coach

How often do you hear your kids state that they are bored when the temperature outside gets cold? I’m sure you are not the only ones scratching your heads to come up with activities or ideas to keep the little ones occupied or give them an energy release during the winter months. Below are a few great ideas to keep them busy until the temperatures climb back up, and they can escape the indoors. 

  1. Utilize this idle time to enroll them in a class or an activity and/or sport they have been wanting to try. 
  2. Visit an indoor play space in our local community or check with our local Parks & Recreation Department for updated activities and classes.
  3. Clarksville has an indoor pool, which is a great outside of the box activity. 
  4. Visit the local bowling alley. Clarksville is home to 3 different alleys, one located in city forum.  
  5. Roller Skating is another great indoor activity that will sharpen their coordination skills by taking them skating once a month or possibly make it a weekly outing. The ice skating rink is also now open downtown and provides another great winter outlet. 
  6. If we are so lucky to get snow this season, I recommend capitalizing on mother nature’s treat and bundle the little ones up and send them outside. A few hours of sledding and building snowmen usually makes for a great night’s sleep. 
  7. Staying active doesn’t always mean going to do something.  Play games at home that require movement like Twister or Dance, Dance Revolution or simply turn the lights off and arm them with glow sticks and posture yourself for a wild dance party! Hide and seek, building forts, and so many other activities will not only entertain your child, but also serve as great family memories. 

Another great resource in this modern era is the use of fitness apps. One great app is SKORKIT, provides a variety of workouts to keep you from getting bored. Also try gonoodle, which is a big hit with the kids during adverse weather and can keep them moving. YouTube activities like Debbie Doo, Dance Sweat Live, and Cosmic Kids Yoga—these are just a few to give that are sure to be a hit at your house!

Click this link for more ideas on ways to keep your kids active during the cold months:

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