RECREATION

Our recreational sports fall under the umbrella of the Nurture Ministry. Here at Nurture, we prioritize programs that expand opportunities for non-competitive creative play within the congregation and team sports that develop skills and self-determination in a positive environment within the congregation and in the community.

Field Play Ability: Please call the ESCRA Weather Hotline 901-679-6041 by 8:00 a.m. to see if your field or gym will be playing or if it is closed.

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INTERESTED IN BECOMING A SOCCER OR BASKETBALL COACH? CALL JACOB PIERCE AT 901-259-4350

Fall & Spring Soccer

Age Group Soccer are great ways to get your kids outside to enjoy the fastest-growing sport in the Mid-South! We offer boys and girls teams for ages 6-12 with coaches that are excited to teach your children the sport. We would love to have your family sign up for soccer with us! The Idlewild soccer community is a great one to be a part of. 

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

Mini Strikers: 4-5-Year-Olds
  • Practices and games are always on Saturday mornings at 9 am at the Kroc Center. 
  • The first practice will be in September.
  • Home games are at the Kroc Center and away games are at churches or organizations in the area.
  • Sign up for the fall season
Age Group: Under 8, Under 10, and Under 13
  • Practices will be held once a week on either a Monday, Tuesday, or Wednesday night at 5:30 pm or 6:30 pm at the Kroc Center. The first practice will be in early August.
  • Games will typically be played on Saturdays. The games can be played either at the Kroc Center or other churches or organizations in the area. 
  • The first game will be in September.
  • Still available to sign up for fall season:

Winter Basketball

Age Group Basketball has been a long-lasting legacy of Idlewild’s recreation ministry! We offer boys and girls teams for ages 6-17 with coaches that are excited to teach your children the fundamentals of the game. Our teams get one practice time a week and games on Saturdays. Saturdays in our gym have always been a great atmosphere. We would love for your family to be a part of it.

Mini Jammers is the best way to introduce your children to the sport of basketball starting at ages 4 and 5. This 7 week coed program begins with 2 weeks of clinic-style practices, 2 weeks of team practices, and 3 weeks of games. Mini Jammers is the first step for your little ones to learn the game of basketball. 

 
Mini Jammers: 4-5-Year-Olds
  • Practices and games are always on Saturday mornings at 9 am at our Idlewild gym. 
  • The first practice will be in January.
Age Group: Under 8, Under 10, and Under 13, Under 18
  • Practices will be held once a week on either a Monday, Tuesday, or Wednesday night at 5:30 pm or 6:45 pm at our Idlewild gym. The first practice will be in November.
  • Games will be played on Saturdays (some teams have weekday games).

Adult Recreation

Pickle Ball

Join a pick up game Monday, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 1-3pm. Masks are optional. Contact Jacob Pierce for more details.

Yoga

We will soon offer yoga on the second Thursday of the month at 9:30 AM on the second floor of the Jones building in the gym.
Meet our Director
Jacob Pierce is the Director of the Nurture Ministry 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.