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 (age as of July 31, 2017 for the Fall 2017 season). 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 will be 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.

Division descriptions:

  • U4 (age 3). Practices/games are Saturday mornings: 45 minute practices with games possible towards end of season (times TBA when teams are formed in August). A parent/guardian for each child will need to attend each practice. Cost: $35.
  • U6 (ages 4–5). Practices/games are Saturday mornings: 30 minute practice, 25 minute game (times TBA when teams are formed in August). Cost: $45.
  •  U8 (ages 6–7). Practices are Tuesday nights: 6:00–7:00 pm, games are Saturday mornings with possible Tuesday evening games (times TBA when teams are formed in August). Cost: $60.  
  • U10 (ages 8–9). Practices are Thursday nights: 5:30-6:30 pm, games are Saturday mornings with possible Thursday evening games (times TBA when teams are formed in August). Cost: $60.
  • U12 (ages 10–11). Practices are Thursday nights: 6:30-7:30 pm, games are Saturday mornings/early afternoons with possible Thursday evening games times TBA when teams are formed in August). Cost: $60.
  • U-Can-Play (through age 12): Practices/games are Monday nights from 6:00-7:00 pm. Registration includes additional equipment for players using wheelchairs. Cost: $35.

Friday Night U11 Supplemental Practice Sessions

Friday night U11 supplemental practice sessions are designed to focus on individual player skill development. Players will be challenged with fast paced drills designed to improve footwork and develop stronger individual passing, dribbling, and shooting skills. Players will learn from Salem coaches as well as higher level coaches in the area. There will be 8 sessions held on Friday evenings from 6:00 – 7:00 pm on the soccer fields at Salem. Sessions will be held on Friday nights prior to scheduled Saturday games (if there is no scheduled game for a particular week, there will be no Friday night session). This opportunity is open to (1) any player registered to play in the U10 or U12 division during the fall 2017 season, or (2) any child of a member/regular attendee of Salem Baptist Church who is 8, 9, 10, or 11 years old. Cost: $15 for 8 sessions.

Please contact Chris with any questions.

Please note: Registration for each division will close either on July 28, 2017 or when the maximum number of slots are filled. A wait list will then be created should additional teams be created. 

Fall 2017 League Dates

  • Registration opens – June 1, 2017
  • Registration closes – July 28, 2017
  • 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

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 will begin in early November and end in late January with a break for the Christmas holidays. All teams practice on Tuesdays, time TBD based on registration / divisions. Games will be played on Saturday mornings; detailed schedules will be sent to families once registration concludes and specific practice and game times are determined. REGISTER NOW.

Winter 2016 League Dates

  • September 12: Registration Opens
  • October 28: Registration Closes
  • November 8: First Practice
  • November 19: First Game
  • November 22-26: Thanksgiving Break
  • December 20-31: Christmas Break
  • January 28: Final Game

If you have questions, please contact Aaron. Download the schedule. 

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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. REGISTER NOW for the 2017 season.

In addition to the league, every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at noon, Salem hosts a lunchtime pick-up game in the Multi-Purpose Room 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-ups usually start in January – February. New players are welcome—spring league softball is a great way to meet other men at Salem! Check back for registration information for the Spring 2017 League.


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Salem Men's Golf

Registration for the 2017 Men's Golf Retreat is open! 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. REGISTER NOW.

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