So we, who are many, are one body in Christ, and individually we are members one of another.

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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Winter Basketball

Age Group Basketball has been a long-lasting legacy of Idlewild’s recreation ministry! Our coaches 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. Mini Jammers is the first step for your little ones to learn the game of basketball. 

Age Group Basketball

Mini Jammers

  • Practices and games are always on Saturday mornings at 9 am at our Idlewild gym. 
  • The first practice will be in January.
  • Register for Mini Jammers

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. 

Age Groups: Click on group to register

  • Mini Strikers (4 and 5-year-olds as of June 1, 2023) (6-year-olds are welcome if not ready to move up.)
  • 1st and 2nd grade boys (6 and 7-Year-Old Boys as of June 1, 2023)
  • 1st and 2nd grade girls (6 and 7-Year-Old Girls as of June 1, 2023)
  • 3rd and 4th grade boys (8 and 9-Year-Old Boys as of June 1, 2023)
  • 3rd and 4th grade girls (8 and 9-Year-Old Girls as of June 1, 2023)
  • 5th and 6th grade boys (10, 11, and 12-Year-Old Boys as of June 1, 2023)
  • 5th and 6th grade girls (10, 11, and 12-Year-Old Girls as of June 1, 2022)

Schedule for Mini Strikers:

  • Practices/games are always on Saturday mornings at 9am at the Kroc Center. The first practice should be on September 9th. 

Schedule for Grades:

  • Practices will be held once a week on either a Monday, Tuesday, or Wednesday night at 5:30pm or 6:30pm. Your coach will determine what time and day practice will be. 
  • Games will be played on Saturdays (some teams have weekday games). The games can be played at churches/organizations in the area. The first game should be on September 9th. 

Adult Recreation

Pickle Ball

Summer time schedule: Monday and Wednesday 1-3pm/Friday 10am-12pm. Contact Jacob Pierce for more details.


Yoga will be back in January of 2024!
Jacob pierce
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.