Sports Ministry

Salem's sports ministry offers a variety of team sports programs to men, women and children that exercise both body and spirit. Click on the following links to learn more about each of Salem's Sports Ministries.

Salem Children's Soccer League

Salem Children's Soccer League runs in both spring and fall and is made up of co-ed teams for children ages 3–11 years old. All games are played on the soccer fields at Salem Baptist Church. The teams are grouped into 6 divisions: U4, U6, U8, U10, U12, and U-Can-Play (for players with special needs). Team assignments for U8, U10, and U12 are decided by the results of registration and evaluation day outcomes to make teams of similar ages and skill levels. Every practice/game begins with prayer and each practice will include a devotion. Registration for the fall season is now closed. Registration for the spring 2018 season will open again in December 2017.  

  • U4 (age 3): Practices/games are Saturday mornings: 45 minute practices with games possible towards end of season.  A parent/guardian for each child will need to attend each practice.
  • U6 (ages 4–5): Practices/games are Saturday mornings: 30 minute practice, 25 minute game.  
  • U8 (ages 6–7): Practices are Tuesday nights, games are Saturday mornings with possible Tuesday evening games.    
  • U10 (ages 8–9): Practices are Thursday nights, games are Saturday mornings with possible Thursday evening games.  
  • U12 (ages 10–11): Practices are Thursday nights, games are Saturday mornings/early afternoons with possible Thursday evening games times. 
  • U-Can-Play (special needs children through age 12): Practices/games are Monday nights. Registration includes additional equipment for players using wheelchairs.

Fall 2017 League Dates

  • U8/U10/U12 Evaluation Day – August 5, 2017
  • U8/U10/U12 First Practice – Week of August 21, 2017
  • First Game for All Divisions – Week of September 5, 2017
  • Last Game for All Divisions – Week of October 23, 2017

Please contact Chris with any questions.

Salem Children's Basketball League

Salem Children's Basketball League runs in the winter and is made up of co-ed teams for children in 1st – 6th grade. All practices and games are played in the gym (multi-purpose room) at Salem Baptist Church. The teams will be grouped into divisions based on similar age groups. Teams and divisions will be composed based on registration results. Cost for the league is $65 and includes a jersey, t-shirt, and shorts. 

The season begins in early November and ends in late January with a break for the Christmas holidays. All teams practice on Tuesdays, time TBD based on registration / divisions. Games are played on Saturday mornings; detailed schedules will be sent to families once registration concludes and specific practice and game times are determined. Registration information for 2017 – 2018 season to come.

Winter 2018 League Dates

  • TBA: Registration Opens
  • TBA: Registration Closes
  • TBA: First Practice
  • TBA: First Game
  • November TBA: Thanksgiving Break
  • December TBA: Christmas Break
  • TBA: Final Game

If you have questions, please contact Aaron. The 2017 – 2018 schedule will be available for download before the season begins. 

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Salem Men's Basketball

Salem men's basketball league is open to all guys 9th grade and up who are Salem members or attenders. The purpose of the league is to build fellowship, have some fun and get some exercise. It is also a great way for Salem guys to invite non-Salem friends to come and experience our fellowship. Salem conducts a 'refereed' Winter Intramural Basketball League every January – March. Registration for the 2018 season will open in late 2017.

In addition to the league, every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at noon, Salem hosts a lunchtime pick-up game in the Multi-Purpose Room Gym which is open to all Salem members and attenders.

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Salem Men's Softball

Salem enters two softball teams in the local spring leagues in either the Town of Apex or Town of Cary Church Softball Leagues from March – May, with games on Friday evenings and Sunday afternoons. The cost is around $30 and sign-up starts at the beginning of each year. New players are welcome—spring league softball is a great way to meet other men at Salem! Check back in early 2018 to register for the Spring 2018 League.


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Salem Men's Golf

The Annual Men's Golf Retreat each August is always amazing and fills up fast! We will stay and golf at Talamore Resort in Pinehurst, NC. Total cost is around $240 (includes lodging, golf, and cart fees), with a $50 deposit due at signup. In addition to golfing, we also enjoy time of worship, testimonies, and devotions. 

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