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The Hope Sports Academy provides a comprehensive youth sports program focusing on sports skills training, physical fitness, mental toughness, and the development of unwavering Christian witness. The purpose of the Academy is to enable all student athletes to grow mentally, physically, spiritually, and emotionally to reach their potential to have a positive impact on their family, school, and community.

Our goal is to provide Christian sports programming for life-long relationships by encouraging and inspiring individual growth, team performance, and respect for all players, coaches, and officials.

Basketball

14-Week Winter Basketball program at Hope focusing on dribbling, passing, shooting, defense, and rebounding. Teams will be formed from all ages 5-17, and will play in the Hope In-House and the ESCRA Sports Leagues.  

  • Practices Begin: Week of November 7
  • Games Begin: Saturday, December 3
  • Jr. Grizzlies Uniform and Shooting Shirt are included in the registration fee
Details and Registration

Soccer

18-Week Program with two 6-game seasons, Fall 2022 and Spring 2023. Players will learn to dribble, pass, and shoot and receive a full uniform of jersey, shorts, and socks. Players ages 5-12 will participate in the ESCRA Sports League.
  • Pre-season camp: August 8–13
  • Thursday night practices: 6:00 pm
  • Saturday morning pre-season practices: 10:00 am
  • Games begin: Saturday, September 10

Registration has closed. For questions please contact Johnny Foti (johnny.foti@hopechurchmemphis.com)

Flag Football

10-Week fall sports program with a 6-game season. Players will learn to long-snap, throw, catch, run with the ball, and pull a flag. Registration fees include a jersey, shorts, and T-shirt. Players in 1st – 7th grade, ages 6-12, will participate in the ESCRA Sports League.

  • Pre-season camp: August 8–13
  • Monday night practices: 6:00 pm
  • Saturday morning pre-season practices: 10:00 am
  • Games begin: Saturday, September 10

Registration has closed. For questions please contact Johnny Foti (johnny.foti@hopechurchmemphis.com)

Baseball

8-Week Spring sports program with a 7-game season. Players will learn to bat, throw, catch, and run the bases. Registration fees include a jersey, pant, and team cap. Players in Kindergarten – 4th grade, ages 5-9, will participate in the Hope Intermural Sports Program.

  • Tee-Ball division: Ages 5-7 (Kindergarten – 1st Grade)
  • Coach Pitch Division: Ages 7-9 (2nd – 4th Grade)
  • Thursday night practices: 6:00 pm
  • Saturday morning practices: 10:00 am
  • Activities begin: Thursday, April 13

Details and Registration

Track and Field

12-Week track & field program with a 5-meet season. Athletes can participate in the 50m, 100m, 200m, and 400m races. Field events include long-jump, discus, javelin, and shotput. Registration fee has not yet been set but will include a jersey, shorts, and hoodie. Boys and girls in 1st – 6th grade, ages 6-12, will participate in the Shelby Youth Sports Track & Field program. Coaches are Needed.

  • Monday & Thursday night practices: 6:00 pm
  • Practices begin late-February 2023
  • Meet season: April & May 2023

Details and Registration

Sports & Recreation Staff

Scott McClain

Sports & Rec Director

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Johnny Foti

Sports & Rec Asst. Director

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