Locust Grove Sports Ministry

Basketball and Cheerleading


About Locust Grove Sports Ministry

Because our culture has created a “win at all cost” mentality, the most points, the most championships, or the most trophies generally define a winner. However, we define winning as learning and/or teaching lessons in the game of life. Our sports ministry is designed to promote community outreach, develop volunteer leadership, and share the love of Christ with children and their families, using something as simple as a basketball. We strive to promote character and self-esteem in every child.

Who Can Play?

Locust Grove Basketball and Cheerleading is for boys and girls ages 4 years – 8th grade.

How Do I Sign Up?

If your child already has a registration form, either drop off your form and registration fee at the church office between 8 am and 4 pm Monday – Thursday  or 8 am – noon on Friday.
You may also mail your registration form to:

Locust Grove Baptist Church
171 County Lake Road
New Market, AL 35761

If you do not have a registration form, contact the church office at 379-2813 (ext. 11).


Players are divided according to ability to create equal teams. In this league, you won’t see one team with all of the best players dominating the others. At evaluations, your child will participate in several drills to obtain an evaluation score.

The results of these drills will make up an overall evaluation score. The purpose of this score is not to determine if your child possesses enough skill to be an asset to the team. This score is used in the draft, so teams are equally skilled. The result is good, healthy competition among children, and a positive experience for all involved. Every basketball player MUST attend basketball evaluations.

2019 Basketball Evaluations will take place at the Locust Grove Baptist Church Gym as follows:

4 year-olds – 2nd Grade on Tuesday, October 15 between 6:00 pm and 7:30 pm
Grades 3 – 8 on Thursday, October 17 between 6:00 pm and 7:30 pm

2019-2020 Basketball League Schedule:

Practices begin the week of December 2, 2019.
Your games will be held every Saturday from January 11 – February 29, 2020.

Awards Day will be on Saturday, February 29, 2020.

As a Basketball Player You Will Enjoy:

  • Basketball Jersey
  • Equal playing time for every player
  • You don’t have to be a star to play. (Each player is guaranteed to play at least half of each game.)
  • Each player signs up as an individual – not as a group or team.
  • A one-hour practice and game each week starting after evaluations

As a Cheerleader You Will Enjoy:

  • Cheerleading Uniform
  • Each player signs up as an individual – not as a group or team
  • A one-hour practice and game each week starting after evaluations

For more information, please contact our church office at 256-379-2813 (ext. 11) or go to our Contact page on the website and request additional information. The registration cost per child is $50 for basketball or cheerleading.

You may also pay online. HOWEVER, EVERY CHILD MUST ATTEND ONE BASKETBALL EVALUATION OR CHEERLEADING ORIENTATION. If you prefer to pay by debit or credit card online, please click here for online payments. Please note that a $5 online payment fee has been added to the total cost to offset the charges we incur for this service.


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