Vertical Sports

Our Vertical Sports Ministry exists to provide a platform where the values of faith and the love for sports combine, creating an experience that instills lifelong lessons. We offer a variety of sports for kids and adults alike, ensuring an active, nurturing space that fosters teamwork, perseverance, and healthy competition while amplifying the message of Christ’s love.

Registration for Youth Basketball and Cheer ended Oct 1st. If you would like to sign up on our waiting list, sign up below.

Youth Soccer Info ⚽️

Youth Soccer is for boys and girls ages 4-14 (age as of August 15th of the current school year). The cost is $65 per player and $350 per outside team. Practices are held Mondays, Thursdays, and/or Saturdays depending on your coach and age division and will begin in March. Games will be played primarily on Saturdays beginning in April.

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Girls Volleyball Info 🏐

Girls Volleyball is for girls ages 12-18 (age as of August 15th of the current school year). The cost is $55 per player and $275 per outside team. Practices are held on Fridays beginning in March and Saturdays once games begin. Games will be played on Fridays from the end of March through early May.

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Centershot Info 🎯

Youth Centershot archery is open to students in grades 4-12. Fall registration will begin June 1st and registration for the spring league will begin December 18th.  Youth Centershot leagues will run on Monday nights beginning in August (fall) and February (spring) and run for 9 weeks. The cost is $30 per person and includes the use of a string bow.

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Baseball Info ⚾️

Youth T-Ball and Baseball is for boys and girls ages 4-11 and boys ages 12–15 (age as of August 15th of the current school year). The cost is $65 per player and $350 per outside team. Practices are held Thursdays and/or Saturdays depending on your coach and age division and will begin in August. Games will be played on Thursdays and Saturdays beginning the middle of August.

Tball | Coed | 4-5 yrs
Coach Pitch | Coed | 6-7 yrs
Machine Pitch | Coed | 8-11 yrs
Kid Pitch | Boys | 12-15 yrs

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Cheer Info 📣

Cheerleading is for girls ages 4-8 (age as of August 15th of the current school year) and is divided into two age groups. The cost is $100 per player. Practices are held Mondays, Thursdays, and/or Saturdays depending on your coach and age division and will begin in November. Games will be played on Saturdays December-February. Spots are limited so register early!

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Cheer 6-8 is full. You can register on our Sports Waiting List here and we will let you know if a spot opens up. 

Youth Basketball Info 🏀

Youth Basketball is for boys and girls ages 4-16 (age as of August 15th of the current school year). The cost is $70 per player and $325 per outside team. Practices are held Mondays, Thursdays and/or Saturdays depending on your coach and age division and will begin in November. Games will be played on Saturdays December-February.

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Men's Basketball Info 🏀

Men’s Basketball is open to men 18+. The cost is $70 per player and $500 per outside team. Practices and games will be held on Thursdays beginning in March and ending with a tournament in May. Spots are limited so register early!!

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Adult Softball Info 🥎

Men’s Softball is open to men 18+. The cost is $65 per player and $450 per outside team. Games will be played on Mondays in August, September and early October.

Adult Co-Ed Softball is open to men and women 18+. The cost is $65 per player and $450 per outside team. Games will be played on Thursdays in October and early November.

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Ladies Fitness Info 🧘🏻‍♀️

The fall Fitness Class will take place from August 15th – November 2nd. Classes will be held Tuesdays & Thursdays from 5:30-6:30 in the Middle School Room on the Student Hallway. Each class will include exercises to increase heart rate and build cardio fitness in addition to multiple exercises to strengthen abs, lower back, and glutes to build a stable core. Having a strong core will improve daily living and help prevent injuries. Modifications will be given for every fitness level. Each class (Tu or Thurs) is $25/$50 for both days for the 12 week session.

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Coach and Connect

Interested in mentoring athletes? Come join Vertical Sports as a coach or connector! With our sport-specific training each season for coaches, we ensure you are well-equipped to inspire and guide our athletes, fostering both their skill development and spiritual growth. As a connector for youth or adult teams you will spend intentional time with fans in the stands and players before/after games, share game devotions, and point people to Jesus.

RESOURCES: Roster Form and Background Check Form

What does it look like to be a coach?
  • Be a Christ-like example to your players and their families, building relationships and helping them move toward a growing faith in Jesus
  • Teach the fundamentals of the sport while looking for teachable moments to teach both life and biblical principles
  • Teach players how to pursue sports and competition with a biblical worldview
    Give 2-3 hours a week serving as a coach
What does it look like to be a connector?
  • Placed with an adult/youth team to build gospel relationships with players and families.
  • Come to games/practices
  • Share Team Devotions
  • Encourage players by spending time with them on the bench and before/after games/spend time in the stands with families.
  • Give 1-2 hours a week serving as a Connector.

Facilities

Our facilities include ‘The Grove’, an outdoor space perfect for bonfires and cookouts, as well as an indoor gymnasium, weight room, fitness room, cardio room that are accessible to all church members and their guests.

Gym hours are Monday thru Thursday from 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM and Friday from 8:00 AM to 12:00. For a complete list of rules and regulations regarding the use of our facilities click HERE.

Weather Updates

Game and practice times are subject to change with the weather. Call the Sports Hotline at (901) 872-6823, check Quickscores, or check the notification box above to find out if your game or practice has been canceled. If a schedule change is made, the hotline will be updated by 3 PM weekdays or 8 AM on Saturdays.

We utilize QuickScores for schedule updates, league standings, and scores.

Ages

Our age cutoff date for youth sports is August 15th of the current school year. If you missed your desired league, you may register on the waiting list below and we will let you know if a spot opens up. If you have general questions regarding registration you may call the Sports Ministry at (901) 872-2264.

Tanner Arrowood, Sports Outreach Pastor

Hayden Perry, Sports Outreach Associate