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Junior Lancers

Junior Lancers offers opportunities for grade school children who want to get to know their potential future classmates through playing sports and/or being part of the band or youth choir. See below what Junior Lancer activities you can sign up your child for today!

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Jr. Lancer Fine Arts

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Boys & Girls Grades 5th-8th


Registration Closed

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Youth Choir

Boys & Girls Grades 4th-8th

September - December

Registration Closed

See at bottom of this webpage more information about Jr. Lancer Band.

Jr. Lancer Athletics

If your child is participating in a Junior Lancer Sport, please review the Concussion form for Athletes, Concussion form for Parents, and sign the Junior Lancer Agreement & Release of Liability.  When you register for a sport, you will have to verify that you have read and signed all three documents.



Boys Grades 7th-8th



Sunset Run

Cross Country

Boys and Girls 5th-8th


Registration Closed


Boys Basketball

Boys Grades 5th-8th



American Football


Boys 4th-6th


Registration Closed


Girls Basketball

Girls Grades 5th-8th



Wrestling Gear


Boys K-8



Please click on the activity below to see a brief description of each Jr. Lancer opportunity.
Feel free to contact Ryan Holper with any questions you may have.

Junior Lancer Baseball

Junior Lancer Basketball

Do you want your child to learn the importance of being team player, increase their health and coordination, as well as give you a break this summer? Don't hesitate! Sign them up for JL Baseball! No previous experience is needed, just an enthusiastic spirit.


Junior Lancer Baseball is open to boys that are currently enrolled in 7th or 8th grade.


Commitment: Baseball practices are slated to begin early May, twice a week. Games will begin mid May with the league tournament potentially in the middle of July. Games are typically on Mondays and Wednesdays. The cost for the full season is $125.



The Jr. Lancer Basketball boys' and girls' programs are designed to be spring tournament teams. The programs are open to any student of the MLHS Federation in grades 5-8, and are intended to provide a smooth transition from grade school basketball to MLHS basketball, while building relationships with future classmates.  The 2022-23  Registration is NOW open! All Jr. Lancer Athletes and Parents must read the following material and will be asked to check off that you understand and agree with each item when registering:


Cost is $75 per child for grades 5-6

Cost is $125 per child for grades 7-8

Lancer Basketball Information

Regular Season Schedule (Game times are still TBD)

Nov 12

Nov 19

Dec 3

Dec 17

Jan 7

Jan 14

Feb 4 (boys only)

Feb 11 (boys only)

Junior Lancers basketball is designed to be an opportunity for the players to play at a higher, more advanced level. As such, playing time will not be equal, but instead will be based on effort, skill, and knowledge of the game. All players will play in league games, but not guaranteed in tournament games. Depending on the number of kids for each grade that registers, multiple teams may be formed, or cuts may take place.


Practices: The goal is to have one practice per week while the LLL is in season, with the possibility of expanding to 2 practices after the LLL tournaments at the end of January. Practice days and times will be determined by the coach of each team.


Fees: $75 for 5th-6th grade teams, $125 for 7th-8th grade teams


Tournaments: The goal is to have the 5th-6th grade teams play in 1-2 tournaments, while the 7th-8th grade teams will play in 2-3, depending on availability of tournaments that fit our ability level.


Deadline to Register: Friday, October 28th



Boys Head Coach: Scott Loberger     

Girls Head Coach: Mike Behnke      

Junior Lancer Cross Country

June - October


Manitowoc Lutheran will be sponsoring a Jr. Lancer Cross Country program this summer and next fall. This program is open to boys and girls that will be in grades 5-8 next fall. Mr. Joel Putz will be the coach, in conjunction with the MLHS coaching staff. He teaches 2nd grade at Immanuel and is an avid runner himself. There will be a $30 fee which will cover a team jersey, (yours to keep after the season) summer training sessions, fall practices, and about 5 or 6 meets. It is theoretically possible to do both Jr. Lancer Cross Country and Football, but there will be conflicts between practices and games. For more information please contact Tom Dewane.

Junior Lancer Football

The Jr. Lancer Football team is comprised of grades 4-6, and practices are Tuesdays and Thursdays with Friday games that take place before Lancer home football games.

If your child is participating in a Junior Lancer Sport, please review the Concussion form for Athletes, Concussion form for Parents, and sign the Junior Lancer Agreement & Release of Liability.  When you register for a sport, you will have to verify that you have read and signed all three documents.

Junior Lancer Wrestling

Jr. Lancer Wrestling instruction is geared to the age of the students. Beginning wrestlers are presented with the foundation skills required. New skills are introduced each week of the Club. The emphasis is placed on step-by-step mastery of each move and understanding the principles involved, in order to make the wrestler successful in competition.

Junior Lancer Band

Jr. Lancer Band provides individual lessons, along with performance opportunities, to students in grades 5-8 of our Federation grade schools and congregations.


The Junior Lancer Band Program is comprised of two groups:

  •     Beginner Band

  •     Concert Winds (with the option of also playing in Jazz Kidz.)

    • ​Jazz Kidz takes place from January-May.​​


 Useful Information for parents interested in getting their child into a musical instrument:

New Student Information

Returning Student Information

Fee Information

How playing an instrument benefits your brain

3 Things Parents Must Tell Their Children When They Begin a Musical Instrument

Be Part of the Music

Junior Lancer Youth Choir

Registration opens in September

The cost is $20 for first semester. When registering be sure to pick the correct registration.


Your options for 2022 are:

Junior Lancer Youth Choir-September-December=$20

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