I’m New Here

I’m New Here


Thank you for your interest in joining ELEV8 Sports! Our program began nearly 25 years ago with just a few teams for younger aged players and has grown to cover preschool through 12th grade. We have over 600 players, led by over 100 volunteers who are dedicated to making ELEV8 a great experience for all participants.

We hope that your family will join us this season!

How Does It Work?

Players are grouped by levels/divisions:

Minis – ages 4-5
Level 1 – grades 1-2
Level 2 – grades 3-4
Level 3 – grades 5-6
Level 4 – grades 7-8
Level 5 – grades 9-12 (high school)

We use a player’s birthdate to determine placement, which is in line with the method used by Howard County Public Schools. That way children of similar age are playing together.

Our regular season for grades 1-12 runs from December through February. Starting in January, each team practices once per week for an hour and plays one game per week, for a total of eight games. High school games are played on Friday evenings, and all other levels play on Saturdays.

Mini sessions start in January and run for eight weeks of the season. They meet on Saturday mornings at Crossroads Church for an hour of practice and gameplay.

The high school leagues (level 5) also play a week-long, double-elimination tournament immediately following the regular season. Each player gets equal play time on the court, regardless of skill level.

What About This Church Stuff?

ELEV8 Sports is a partnership ministry of Columbia Presbyterian Church and Crossroads Nazarene Church. While ELEV8 is a ministry of the church, we do not require church membership or affiliation to participate. ELEV8 is open to people of all faiths and spiritual backgrounds. We do require each Head Coach to have a solid relationship with Jesus Christ and to be faithfully seeking to grow in this relationship. Each team will have a 5-10 minute devotion at every practice.

What About Head Coaches?

The Head Coach is the key to our program! We seek out men and women with godly character and a foundation built on an abiding relationship with Jesus Christ. All of our Head Coaches have been screened by the Leadership Team and are required to complete annual background checks.

If you are interested in coaching, email Julie, ELEV8 Admin, for more information: [email protected].

How Can I get Involved?

Parents / Guardians are an important part of ELEV8, and there are many ways you can take part in the season. See below.
Volunteer Roles:

  • Head Coaches
  • Assistant Coaches
  • Referees
  • Team Snack Coordinator
  • Evaluation Day Volunteer​

Other Practical Ways To Help

  • Volunteer to operate the scoreboard
  • Encourage both teams during games
  • Encourage our volunteer refs
  • Help keep practice/ game locations clean
  • Keep an eye on your children (for their safety)
  • Pitch in during gym set up and take down