...we must grow up in every way into him who is the head, into Christ, from whom the whole body, joined and knit together by every ligament with which it is equipped, as each part is working properly, promotes the body’s growth in building itself up in love.”


Fall & Spring Soccer

Age Group Soccer is a wonderful way to get your kids outside to enjoy the fastest-growing sport in the Mid-South! We offer teams for boys and girls in 1st-6th grade. Idlewild’s coaches are excited to teach your children the sport, and we would love to have your family sign up to play soccer with us!

Age Groups

Schedule for Age Group Soccer

  • Practices are held once a week on either Monday, Tuesday, or Wednesday night at 5:30 or 6:30 pm. Each team’s coach determines what time and day practice will be. 
  • Games are usually played on Saturdays. (Some teams have weekday games). The games are played at local churches/organizations. The first game will be September 7th, 2024. 

Mini Strikers introduces your children to the sport of soccer starting at ages 4 and 5. This is a 6-week co-ed program beginning with a 2-week clinic-style practice followed by four weeks of games. 

Schedule for Mini Strikers

  • Practices/games occur on Saturday mornings at 9 am at the Kroc Center. The first practice will be September 7th, 2024. 

Winter Basketball

Age Group Basketball is a long-lasting legacy of Idlewild’s athletics ministry! Our coaches love teaching your children the fundamentals of the game. Teams practice once a week and play games on Saturdays. Saturdays in our gym provide a fun, joyous atmosphere, and we would love for your family to be a part of it!

Schedule for Age Group Basketball

  • Practices are held once a week in Idlewild’s gym either on Monday, Tuesday, or Wednesday sometime between 5 – 8 pm. Practices begin in November 2024.
  • Games are played on Saturdays. (Some teams may have weekday games.)

Mini Jammers introduces your children to the sport of basketball starting at ages 4 and 5. This program is an excellent first step for your little ones to learn the game of basketball. 

Schedule for Mini Jammers

  • Practices and games occur in Idlewild’s gym on Saturday mornings at 9 am. The first practice will be in January 2025.
Jacob pierce
Jacob Pierce is the Director of Fellowship and Recreation and spearheads all things sports. He has coached and energized children to be their best for almost 10 years at Idlewild. If you have any questions or concerns, Jacob is your person.