Salem Lutheran School offers a wide variety of extra-curricular athletics that provide students an opportunity to use their God-given talents in Christian competition with other area schools. Our smaller size offers our 3rd-8th grade students not only a chance to be part of a team and enjoy Christian fellowship, but to also receive time and opportunities they might not be able to get at larger schools. Many of our former athletes, most recently those in cross country and basketball, have gone on to succeed at local area high schools. Sports available in which our students participate include:
Cross Country is offered to both 3rd-8th grade boys and girls, typically in August through October. Kids practice 1-2 days per week in preparation for the three meets a year. 3rd-4th graders run one half of a mile at competitions, while 5th-6th graders run 1 mile and 7th-8th graders run one and a half miles.
Soccer is a co-ed sport for 5th-8th graders. The season lasts from August through early October. Athletes participate in 1-2 practices per week in preparation for a 4-6 game long schedule in addition to a tournament.
GIRLS' AND BOYS' BASKETBALL
Salem offers separate seasons for girls' and boys' basketball. The girl’s season usually starts in early October and runs through early December, while the boys' season goes from February to March. Both boys and girls are able to begin in third or fourth grade. The season consists of 1-3 practices a week, 7-8 games, and 2-3 tournaments. A tournament for the younger players is often scheduled so our younger players can gain valuable game experience.
Volleyball is also co-ed. Athletes from grades 5-8 practice during the school day with a few practices after school. The matches are scheduled for the month of March and early April with a league tournament at the end of the season.
TRACK AND FIELD
Students from grades 5-8 are able to participate in track and field. Meets are scheduled in May, which include an area track meet and a larger schools track meet in Saginaw. Athletes are able to compete in a variety of events, including running and standing long jump, shotput, and various races up to a mile.