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 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. REGISTER NOW

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.

Winter 2020 League Dates

  • December 13, 2019: Registration Closes
  • January 7, 2020: First Practice
  • March 7, 2020: Final Game / Season Ending Activities

If you have any questions, please contact Aaron.

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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 3–13 years old. All games are played on the soccer fields at Salem Baptist Church. The teams are grouped into 7 divisions: U4, U6, U8, U10, U12, U14, 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. 

  • 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.
  • U14 (ages 12-13): Practices and games on Friday evenings. Practices will be as one group and then divide up into teams for games. 
  • U-Can-Play (special needs children through age 12): Practices/games are Monday nights. Registration includes additional equipment for players using wheelchairs.

Fall 2019 League Dates

  • Registration Opens for Fall 2019 season – June 3, 2019
  • Registration Closes for Fall 2019 season – July 29, 2019
  • U8 Player Evaluations – August 12, 2019 at 6 PM
  • U10/U12 - No Player Evaluations this year
  • U8/U10/U12/U14 First Practice - Week of August 19, 2019
  • U-Can-Play First Practice – August 26, 2019 
  • U4/U6 First Practice/Game – September 7, 2019
  • U8/U10/U12 First Game – September 7, 2019
  • U-Can-Play Last Practice/Game – October 21, 2019
  • U4/U6 Last Practice/Game – October 26, 2019
  • U8/U10/U12 Tournament – October 26, 2019

Registration for the Fall 2019 season is now closed.

Any questions about Salem Soccer? Click here to email us.

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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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