Matthews United Methodist Church: United Kids | Youth Basketball Ministry
a ministry of Matthews United Methodist Church


Youth Basketball
We are excited each year to host our youth basketball league. The mission of this ministry is to reinforce our faith, embolden the character and spirit within our youth, and demonstrate the wonders of living God's way of life. We believe being a Christian is the greatest life there is and this ministry strives to invest this life into teens through a fun basketball season.
God is Lord over all of our actions, including our play. He created the world and called it "good." While we often think of God's creation as the natural world, God also created fun! When we accept God as the creator of recreation, we can enjoy fun for what it is - a way to honor God with our time.
"For physical training is of some value, but godliness has value for all things, holding promise for both the present life and the life to come."
1 Timothy 4:8

2022-2023 Season Was Great Success!

During our 2022-2023 season, our league hosted thirty (30) teams consisting of almost 300 players, and what a great season it was. The season ended February 25th with four great days of tournament play. We applaud all of our participants and are happy to recognize our tournament champion teams:

9th/10th Grade Boys - 'Biblical Ballers' Coaches Grant Jordan & Graham Cosper


7th - 12th Grade Girls - 'God Squad'
Coach Melissa Williams


11th/12th Grade Boys - 'Goatz'
Coaches Eric Youngblood & Tommy Knowles


2023-2024 Season Schedule

(May be subject to changes)
  • October 2 - On-Line registration opens
    o All players must register individually, whether entering the league with a full team or registering as an individual
  • December 1 - Games begin (Friday nights & Saturdays)
  • February 24 - Tournament Finals


•7th/8th Grade Boys
•9th/10th Grade Boys
•11th/12th Grade Boys
•7th > 12th Grade Girls

League Opportunities

Coaching - we are always seeking volunteer coaches, experience not required
Scorekeepers - this paid position is open to anyone 16 or older, experience not required

Please contact Rob Hunter with questions about this ministry.
United Youth | Youth Basketball Ministry