Lutz Campus

18333 Exciting Idlewild Blvd.
Lutz, FL 33548

Idlewild at The Springs

8209 N 19th St
Tampa, FL 33604

Iglesia Bautista Idlewild

Main Campus, Student Building, Hall 2
 

Recreation

The IBC Recreation Outreach Ministry exists to display the Gospel of Jesus Christ through sport and recreation outreach. Our vision is that while competing, training, and enjoying sport and recreation, we will demonstrate our faith, share the hope that we have, and exhibit the love that God has shown us through Jesus Christ while enjoying this common thread of sports in our society. Ultimately our desire is for Jesus to get the glory from our gathering on the arenas of play, in addition to connecting all involved in either a deeper way or initially to Idlewild Baptist Church.

Adult Leagues

Adult Leagues

Youth Leagues

Youth Leagues

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Weather

Following @IBCRec on Twitter is the best way to stay up-to-date on rain-out alerts for the IBC Rec ministry. You may also call the rainout line. Typically, we do allow activities to continue in the rain. If our Thorguard Lightning Detection System does predict lightning in the area or unsafe weather conditions, we will cancel practice and update the rainout line. Please call the line for the most current updates: 813-264-8759.

For practices, decisions as to playing conditions will be made at 4:00 p.m.

For game days, cancellation decisions will be made by 7:30 a.m. or as soon as possible. Coaches will be contacted to communicate any cancellation of games. A sign will be posted at the gate to the fields and information will be updated on the info line and on the website and Twitter.

Storm and Lightning Policy (for games and practices)

We have a ThorGuard Lightning Prediction System that gives us an 8-20 minute warning before lightning will strike near our property. If lightning is predicted, the ThorGuard will sound one horn blast indicating that all activities are on hold until the all clear signal has been given and it is safe to return to activity. Please go directly to your car when the horn sounds. The all clear signal will be indicated by three horn blasts and all activities will resume.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I submit my registration form?

Registration can only be completed online through our website.

What are the age requirements?

Your child must be the minimum or maximum age when the season begins. We divide participants by grade level. Please list the grade your child will be in during that particular season. Kindergarten is for those in kindergarten as well as ages 4 and 5 but not enrolled in school yet. First and second grades will play together, third and fourth, fifth and sixth, and seventh and eighth, respectively. Ninth through twelfth grades will play in one “High School” division. For our soccer league only, we offer a pre-K division which would be available for children ages 3 and 4.

Can my children all practice on the same night?

We will make every attempt to have siblings practice on the same night. Please be sure to complete the Sibling Participant section of your form. In some instances, a particular grade division may not have a practice on your selected night of practice. You will be notified as to whether you prefer the two nights or if you prefer to move the other children to the available night.

What do I do if my child must carpool with another participant?

We will make every attempt to honor carpools. Registrations must have the nights of practice in same preferential order. If you wish them to be on the same team, both parties must have friends listed on registration. Make sure to check with friends, family and neighbors before submitting your forms. We are unable to take any verbal, written or late requests.

Must I fill out the form completely and for each child?

Yes! It is very important that each child have their own registration form and that it is filled out completely. These forms are given to the coaches to properly contact you and your child. We can only assist you as well as the information provided. Addresses and phone numbers are used for future recreation mailings and phone messages.

I registered online. What else do I need to do?

In addition to registration, each child must have a current year’s liability waiver completed on file. If you have completed this for another season or IBC event in the current calendar year, you do not have to complete another.

Click here to complete a release form at www.idlewild.org/release.

Are your programs open to non-members of your Church?

Yes! The more the merrier. You do not need to be a member of our church. In fact, we encourage our members to invite their friends and neighbors.

What if I cannot attend the Sizing Day?

You are welcome to attend sizing day, but these are now optional. The uniform is the most costly part of our program and to keep cost down, we try to just buy the items we need, so we request you chose a size that will most closely fit your child. If you are not sure about a size, we would encourage you to attend the sizing day. Our sizing usually runs YS, YM, YL, AS, AM, AL, AXL.  Vendor sizes may vary slightly.

Can I just call in or fax my registration and/or changes.

No. Unfortunately we cannot accept registrations that are faxed or emailed to us. We are currently unable to make any changes to your registration once it has been submitted. Please make every effort to make sure all information is correct before submitting. Thank you for your understanding.

When will I find out what team my child is on?

An alphabetical listing is posted online the Wednesday night before practices begin the following week. It is your responsibility to find out what team your child is on and what night they will practice. You will not be contacted by someone in Recreation or your coach.

How do I know if there are practices or games when we have bad weather conditions?

We have an information line at 813-264-8759 – press 1 for Rain Out information. In addition, we have an IBC Recreation Twitter page which you can find on this page or at twitter.com/IBCRec as well as a texting system that you can join. Details of the texting system depend on the season and the information will be given out at the beginning with the schedules. If practice/games have been canceled, we will contact the coaches and they will contact their players.

I would like to coach a team. How do I sign up?

You must be a member of Idlewild Baptist Church or in the process of and active in a Bible Fellowship class. In addition, your name will be submitted to our Pastoral staff for approval, as well as complete a background check. Please contact the Recreation Office at 813-264-8759 as soon as possible to sign up.

We are making plans for a Saturday event and I need to know the game day schedule.

Schedules are posted on the internet. Under the sport’s page, you will see a chart of links to schedules. Click on your child’s corresponding age group for the season schedule. Please note, from time to time, schedules may change due to circumstances beyond our control. We ask that you check weekly for any changes that may arise. Thank you for your understanding.

What if something should arise where I must withdraw my child? Can I get a refund?

Any request for refunds must be submitted in writing. Upon receipt of written notification, prorated based on the week the request is received. This rate may range from $5.00 to $11.00 per week based on the sport.

Our Team

Scott Nieman

Scott Nieman

Minister – Recreation Outreach (813-264-8737)

Jacob Martin

Director – Recreation Outreach (813-865-9204)

Amanda Carrow

Ministry Assistant (813-264-8759)

There are plenty of opportunities to serve in the Recreation ministry