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 IS NOW OPEN for the Girls Field Hockey & Boys Soccer seasons. Plans are for games to begin on Saturday, September 12th. Practices will start the week of August 31. Once return to play procedures is in place, we will provide information to you. You can register at the link below.

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 $65 per player; additional players in a family are $25 each, up to a maximum of $110/family. A team shirt is provided.

MSO Sports

Boys & Girls Basketball  Grades 2-6

This will re-open again in the winter.

Boys Soccer  Grades PreK-6

REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN for the Boys Soccer season. Plans are for games to begin on Saturday, September 12th. Practices will start the week of August 31. Once return to play procedures is in place, we will provide information to you.

Girls Soccer  Grades PreK-6

This will re-open again in the spring.

Girls Field Hockey  Grades 1-6

REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN for the Girls Field Hockey season. Plans are for games to begin on Saturday, September 12th. Practices will start the week of August 31. Once return to play procedures is in place, we will provide information to you.

Practice and Game Schedule

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

  • 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.