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. Click here to register for the spring 2018 season!  

  • 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.

Team Placements - U8, U10, U12

To help achieve parity and evenness between teams within a division... 

  • We will conduct player evaluations for players in the U8, U10, and U12 divisions
  • We will use the following guidelines for team assignments: 
    • Siblings will be placed on the same team (unless otherwise requested)
    • Coaches will have their child(ren) assigned to their team 
      • Up to 2 coaches may request to coach together and have their child(ren) placed on the same team
    • Hardship issues reviewed and approved by the league directors 
    • Data from evaluations and past knowledge of player skills   
    • Special requests made during registration will only be granted IF they allow parity/evenness to be maintained.  **Please note this change!**

Practices/Games/Player Participation - U8, U10, U12

  • Practices are important to gain skills, discuss strategies, enable team building, and prepare for game days.  They are also the time that league devotions are reviewed and discussed with players.  
  • Players should make every effort to attend as many full practices as possible.  We understand things come up and absences happen but this should be the exception rather than the norm.  Players missing practice should get the devotion from the coach for review at home.
  • If a player is missing practice on a regular basis there will be a conversation with the family to discuss the situation and potential impacts to the players availability/playing time during games.  We strongly encourage families who foresee regular practice attendance issues to discuss the situation with the league directors prior to registration.

Spring 2018 League Dates

  • Registration Opens for Spring 2018 season - December 1, 2017
  • Registration Closes for Spring 2018 season - February 15, 2018
  • U8/U10/U12 Jamboree Day - March 3, 2018 (time TBD)
  • U8/U10/U12 First Practice – Week of March 12, 2018
  • First Game for All Divisions – Week of March 19, 2018 (no games March 31 - Easter weekend)
  • Last Game for All Divisions – Week of May 14, 2018

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 ages 6-12 years old (as of January 1). 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 will begin in January and end in early March. 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 is now closed at this time. 

Winter 2018 League Dates

  • Registration now open!
  • December 18, 2017: Registration Closes
  • January 6, 2018: First Practice
  • January 13, 2018: First Game
  • March 3, 2018: Final Game

If you have any questions, please contact Aaron.

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Salem Men's Basketball

Registration is now open for the 2018 Men's Basketball League! The league is open to everyone 9th grade and up who is interested in fellowship and getting a little exercise playing basketball. It doesn't matter the skill level, just come on and join a team. The league plays on Monday nights starting January 22 in the multi-purpose room. The cost of the league is $25, and you can click here to sign up. Registration closes on January 18. Friends are encouraged to join, and if you have any questions please contact Mark Thompson at markdanielthompson@gmail.com.

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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