RECREATION MINISTRY

GRACELAND RECREATION

The Recreation Ministry at Graceland Baptist Church is passionate about providing a first class sports and recreation ministry to the community in which we serve, so the youth as well as their families can have a place to grow spiritually, mentally, physically, and socially.

We have been blessed with amazing facilities in which our community can come together through leagues, camps and clinics, and other recreational activities that will give them the strong foundation they need in order to do life.

FAQs

No. All of our leagues & activities are open to the community.

Cost for each league varies according to the sport.

The approximate price for most leagues is $60 per player. Family discounts are available.

Our youth programs are open to boys and girls ages 4-12.

Most games are held on Graceland Baptist Church property. Times and days vary depending on the sport. Practice times vary according to individual coaches’ schedules.

Basketball registration is normally in early October. Games start in early December.
 
Baseball registration is normally in January. Games start in March and April.
 
Soccer registration is normally in July. Games start in September.
Baseball
youth baseball / softball

Registration begins January 28, 2017. You may come to the gym on January 28, February 4, 11, and 18 from 10am till 5pm to register.

Registration is open to boys and girls age 4 to 12.

Graceland Youth Sports are open to kids ages 4-12. Teams are formed based on evaluations, and practices begin in late March. Games begin in April and run through June. The older leagues play by Cal Ripken rules.

  • First Child – $65

  • Second Child – $60
  • Each Additional Child – $55

Below is how each league is divided and who/what does the pitching. Links to the game schedules will be added in late April.

Contact your coach or Karen if you have further questions.

Click on the links below, when available, to view each league’s schedule.

Practices are held on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays.

Older leagues start playing games in mid-April, and the younger leagues begin in the first week of May.

Picture Day is offered each year. The time of your team’s pictures depends on your league. You pay Sonshine Studio on picture day if you would like pictures.

Call Graceland and dial extension 225 after 4 on weekdays and after 8 on Saturdays to find out if games are cancelled due to weather.

The concession stand has food available all day long – come hungry!

The Baseball Awards Program will be in June. Check back later for a specific date and time. This is a fun time of recognition for the accomplishments of the season! The program will last about an hour, and will include a short video presentation, and awards given to each player! Kids should wear their uniform shirts.

For more information, contact Karen Croft or 812.944.6448, ext. 167 or Amy at ext. 193.

Basketball
youth basketball

Registration and Evaluations for the 2017 season will be held Sept. 23, 24 and 26.

There are limited spots in each league. Once the league is filled, it will be closed. Everyone must come to the gym to register. Children ages 6-12 must go through evaluations on one of these dates.

Here is the breakdown of our leagues. Links will be available when schedules are determined.

 LEAGUE

 GAME SCHEDULE

 Biddy (4-5 Year Olds)  Biddy Schedule
 6-7 Year Old Girls  6-7 Girls Schedule
 6 Year Old Boys  6 Boys Schedule
 7 Year Old Boys  7 Boys Schedule
 8-9 Year Old Girls  8-9 Girls Schedule
 8-9 Year Old Boys Div 1
8-9 Year Old Boys Div 2
 8-9 Boys Div 1 Schedule
8-9 Boys Div 2 Schedule
 10-12 Year Old Girls  10-12 Girls Schedule
 10-12 Year Old Boys,  Division I  10-12 Boys Schedule,  Division I
 10-12 Year Old Boys,  Division II  10-12 Boys Schedule,  Division II
  • The cost for the league is $65 for the first child;
  • $60 for the second child;
  • $55 for each additional child.

These fees cover the costs of a t-shirt, use of the facilities, referees, and a trophy/award at the end of the season. Payment is due at evaluation/registration.

Cash or checks only. Checks can be made payable to “Graceland Recreation.”

Below is how each league is divided and who/what does the pitching. Links to the game schedules will be added in late April.

Contact your coach or Karen if you have further questions.

Click on the links below, when available, to view each league’s schedule.

Players are placed on teams following the skills assessment evaluation. Practices begin during November and games begin the first week of December. Games run through February and are played on Saturdays. To find out if a game is canceled due to the weather, call extension 225 at the church (812-944-6448) after 8am on Saturdays.

Practices are scheduled by the individual coaches in cooperation with the recreation department. Whether or not practices are canceled due to the weather is normally the coach’s decision.

We hand out awards (a medal or a trophy) to all kids at this program.

For more information, contact Karen Croft or 812.944.6448, ext. 167 or Amy at ext. 193.

Soccer
YOUTH SPRING SOCCER

This is new to Graceland Youth Sports, and will be held in April and May. Registration will be in February / March.

Please contact Karen Croft or call 812.944.6448, ext. 167 for more information if you are interested.

YOUTH FALL SOCCER

The Fall season of soccer will have Registration and Evaluations in the Soccer Fields on Saturday, July 29 at 10am and Sunday, July 30 at 2pm.

Please contact Karen Croft or call 812.944.6448, ext. 167 for more information if you are interested.

Volleyball
co-ed volleyball

Meets every Sunday at 5pm to play volleyball with others. Great time of fellowship and games with others.

For more information contact Jesden Collins at 812.267.2775.

Golf Classic
Graceland Golf Classic

A great time of fellowship with other golfers and all the money helps to provide resources for the Graceland Baseball / Softball complex to minister to this community. This year’s classic will be held on Monday, May 1, 2017.

Men's basketball - open gym

Join other men from Graceland to play some early morning basketball. 

This is open to Graceland members and their guests year-round.

For more information please contact Jesden Collins or call 812-267-2775.

GRACELAND FITNESS CENTER

The Fitness Center is open to Graceland members, and has what you need to achieve your fitness goals. Membership card is only $20.

The Fitness Center has the right stuff to help with your fitness goal! Achieve the total body workout with our easy to use, smooth motion equipment. Come check out the facility and get started on your way to wellness!

FITNESS CENTER Hours

Monday / 7am–7pm
Tuesday / 7am–7pm
Wednesday / 7am–5pm
Thursday / 7am–7pm
Friday / 7am–7pm
Saturday / 8am–4pm

Scrapbooking

We meet the 2nd Monday of the month from 6-10pm for fellowship and scrapbooking each individual’s pages. Come and join us for a great time to get those pages completed. Anyone is welcome to join us as we get crafty!

For more information please contact Karen Croft or call 812.944.6448, ext. 167.

Scrapbooking Extravaganza

August 11 and 12