Grace-St. Luke’s Church leadership team has been monitoring the ongoing developments of the coronavirus (COVID-19). In an effort to keep everyone safe and lower the risk of the spread of the coronavirus, all of our youth sports programs have been suspended until August.
Each person’s safety and well-being are our priorities and Grace-St. Luke’s leadership team will continue to monitor this health situation. We will post updates if there are any changes.
We look forward to resuming our youth sports programs as soon as we can.
Basketball Registration Link: Below
Our MISSION is to provide: player development through teaching sport fundamentals, athletic competition in a Christ-centered environment, teaching sportsmanship through meaningful playing time, coaching leadership, developing deeper friendships with players, parents and coaches and valuing the safety and wellbeing of all sports participants.
Basketball Game Schedules:
ALL TEAM ROSTERS WILL CHANGE FROM SEASON TO SEASON. The leagues we play in request balanced teams by age, grade and ability. They encourage players to play on different teams to experience a variety of coaching and player styles. Our players include GSL Church and School Parishioners and Students and many participants from the community and surrounding areas. Our policy is that each child play a minimum of 50% per game, e.g. a player will play a minimum of 2 quarters of a 4 quarter game
*Efforts are made with GSL Coaches and Leagues to accommodate multiple (overlapping) GSL Sports. Please refer to the GSL Church “Fairness Policy” (included on the online registrations and under "policies" on sports website) if you have any questions about practice attendance and game playing time.
1st-4th Grades play in the ESCRA League and games are Saturday mornings from 9am-3pm. Game times will vary week to week. Games are in the GSL "Saints" Gym and in gyms located around the city.
REGISTRATION: Basketball Registration: September 1- 30
ESCRA League: Game Schedules: will be posted at the end of November. They can be accessed at www. escrasports.org
ESCRA Gym Addresses: http://escrasports.org/sports/basketball/
Inclement Weather: call the ESCRA Hotline at 901.336.7246 after 8:00am on Saturday morning for any Saturday game cancellations due to inclement weather.
**Junior Kindergarten & Senior Kindergarten INTRAMURAL Basketball League:
Begins December 8 for six consecutive Saturdays from 8:00am-9:15am in the Saints Gym. This is an Intramural, Instructional League for players to learn basketball fundamentals. Towards the end of the season there will be 1-2 games with officials and a real scoreboard! There will also be a team photo, trophies and an end of the season party.
Dates: December 8- January 25
*If you are interested in being a parent helper, please contact Athletic Director, Christi Authement at 901.825.7353 or email to cauthement [at] gracestlukes [dot] org.
Basketball Registration: September 1- 30
Basketball Assessment: (1st-4th Grades ONLY) October 26 & 27 in the GSL Saints Gym- Times TBA
Basketball Coaches Meeting: October 30
ESCRA Basketball Practices Begin: November 2
ESCRA Basketball Season: Dec 7- Feb 15
3rd & 4th Grade Extended Basketball League: Feb 22- mid-April
Depending on the demand, we offer (3rd & 4th grades only) an extended Basketball League. Dates are Feb- April. This is for GSL Church WINTER PROGRAM Basketball Participants: ONLY
Basketball Team Photos: January 7
Basketball Ext. League: February 22-mid -April