Mennonite Sports Organization

Offering Athletic Opportunities for Elementary Students in a Christian Context

The Mennonite Sports Organization (MSO) – a program of Lancaster Mennonite School – serves congregations, children and families by providing athletic activities within the Christian community, keeping Christ and the Church at the center of life. The MSO enhances congregational youth ministries by allowing youth to play together in an environment that strengthens Christian character.

Announcements

REGISTRATION BEGINS MAY 15
Soccer (for boys grades PreK-6) and Field Hockey (for girls grades 1-6) registration begins May 15.
Practice starts the week of August 27, and games begin September 9 and run through November 3.
USE THE ONLINE REGISTRATION LINK!
People with no computer access can request a paper form.

The MSO is a Place to

Build Character

Teamwork, positive attitudes, fair play and mutual respect are more important than winning or being better than others.

Develop Skills

The purpose of the program is to teach fundamental skills while having fun in a low-pressure atmosphere.

Committed to Providing

Great Facilities

Games are played using first-class facilities of Lancaster Mennonite High School.

Low Costs

The registration fee is just $55 per player; additional players in a family are $25 each, up to a maximum of $110/family. A team shirt is provided.

MSO Sports

Basketball  Grades 2-6

Basketball practices start the last week in November and the season goes from the first week of December through the first weekend in February.

Boys Soccer  PreK-6

Fall practices start the week of Aug. 27. Games start in September 9 and end the first weekend of November.

Girls Soccer  PreK-6

The spring season starts with practices at the end of March. Games are played in April and May.

Field Hockey  Grades 1-6

Fall practices start the week of August 27. Games start September 9 and end the first weekend of November.

Boys Lacrosse  Grades 1-6

The spring season starts with practices at the end of March. Games are played April through May.

Practice and Game Schedule

For practices, players will have the opportunity to use the facilities of Lancaster Mennonite School’s three elementary campuses:

  • Kraybill Campus, near Mount Joy in northwest Lancaster County
  • Locust Grove Campus, east of Lancaster near the Lancaster Campus
  • New Danville Campus, south of Lancaster

Games will be played at the Lancaster Campus, which offers MSO athletes the opportunity to use first-class high school facilities.

You will be assigned to a team and practice location based on the practice site nearest your home address.  Special requests will be considered.

Practice will be one afternoon or evening per week. Most games will be played Saturday morning.

Staying Informed During the Season

If you have any questions, please contact the program coordinators.  Once you are registred, you will get email messages with pertinent information. Announcements will also be posted on the MSO website.

Philosophy

  • To teach fundamental skills
  • To have all children enjoy practice and games
  • To develop Christian character
  • To develop good sportsmanship

The focus is not necessarily on winning, but on learning the game, team unity, and good sportsmanship.

Parent Code of Conduct

It is important for parents of a girl/boy in the Mennonite Sports Organization to remember that the philosophy/purpose of the program is to teach fundamental skills.  We want each child to enjoy the time they spend in practice and at games. The focus of your child’s involvement should not be winning or losing, but rather learning, enjoying the game, and developing relationships with others.