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Junior Lancer Band Registration NOW OPEN- Register Here

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As Manitowoc Lutheran High School is your go-to destination for secondary education on the lakeshore. Our hope is that you also choose our Junior Lancer programs.  offer grade school children a unique opportunity to get to know potential future classmates through a variety of exciting activities, such as playing sports, joining the band, or singing in the youth choir. Sign up your child today to take advantage of all the incredible opportunities Junior Lancers has to offer!

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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.​​


Junior Lancer baseball strives to bring the love of baseball to our community’s youth. We offer a program that provides boys grades 7-8 with the opportunity to play baseball in a fun and safe environment. Our coaches emphasize the importance of being a team player and increase their baseball knowledge.  Open to all boys grades 7-8 in a LLS and or area WELS congregations. Join us today and become part of the Junior Lancer family!

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.

Cost: $125

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In Junior Lancer Basketball, we strive to provide a safe and God loving environment, where kids can learn the fundamentals of basketball, both on and off the court. Through our program, we aim to help students in grades 5-8 transition easily from grade school basketball to Lancer high school basketball. Our teams are designed to be spring tournament teams, and we’re open to any student in the MLHS federation. Join us today and jumpstart your child’s basketball career.

Cost: $125 per child 

We are dedicated to providing a high-level basketball experience for young players. We believe that every player deserves the opportunity to learn, improve, and grow in their game. Our program 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.

Our coaches are committed to teaching players the fundamentals of the game while providing them with the tools to be successful both on and off the court. Practices will be once per week during the Lakeshore Lutheran League season, with two additional practices after the tournaments in January. Practice times are determined by the coach of each team.


Boys: Ryan Holper

Girls Head Coach: Mike Behnke

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Junior Lancer Cross Country is a youth running team open to boys and girls in grades 5-8 from all Lakeshore Lutheran Schools and federation churches. Our experienced and dedicated coach, Mr. Joel Putz, is a 2nd grade teacher at Immanuel, Manitowoc, and an avid runner himself.

We believe that running is an excellent way to stay physically and mentally fit. Our program provides an opportunity for young runners to develop their skills and gain a sense of accomplishment. We also provide a Christ first, safe and encouraging learning environment that promotes self-discipline, teamwork, and good sportsmanship.

Cost: $30

Practices: Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4-5 p.m. (Except on dates when there are races)

  • Each practice will start and end at the northwest soccer fields on the MLHS campus.

  • Runners are strongly encouraged to have running shoes, a water bottle, and a watch. 

Cross Country
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Junior Lancer Flag Football is a youth flag football program designed to introduce boys in grades 3-6 to the game of football in a safe, non-contact manner. We provide a fun and educational environment, where young players can learn skills, basic football rules and sportsmanship. Our team of experienced coaches place an emphasis on teamwork, respect and sportsmanship while teaching the fundamentals of the game.

We believe that flag football is a great way for kids to develop self-confidence, physical fitness, and strategic thinking in a supportive, team-oriented atmosphere. Join us today

Practices: Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4:30-6 @ MLHS.

Cost: $50

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At Junior Lancer Wrestling, kids of all ages have the chance to learn the fundamentals of wrestling in a safe and encouraging environment. We offer instruction to all students in a Lakeshore Lutheran School or federation congregation, grades K-8. Our program is tailored to each student’s age, providing them with the foundation skills they need to succeed. We also introduce new skills each week of the club to help them progress in their development. Join us today and discover the benefits of wrestling.

At Junior Lancer wrestling, we focus on providing an intense yet enjoyable experience for our athletes. Our instruction is tailored to the age group of our students, making sure that beginning wrestlers are provided with the fundamentals they need to succeed. We continuously introduce new skills each week, so that our athletes can confidently master each move and understand the principles that come with it. Our goal is to ensure that our wrestlers have the tools they need to succeed in competition.

Top 10 Reasons Kids Should Wrestle

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Junior Lancer Youth Choir exists to minister to and to bless the families and community of the Lakeshore Lutheran Schools by offering our students in grades four through eight an additional opportunity to praise our Lord and Savior, to grow in musicianship, to develop healthy vocal habits, and to nurture Christian friendships. We dedicate all we do to the glory of God!

Cost: $20

Rehearsal Times: 8:30-9:15 AM

Location: MLHS Choir Room


October: 7,14,21

November:  4,11,18, 27 (4:30-5:15 PM)

December: 2,9

Performance: Junior Lancer Band & Choir Concert

Date: December 10, 2023 -3 PM - MLHS


Ms. Charis Scharf ( JLYC director

Mr. Joel Ungemach ( MLHS Fine Arts Director

Youth Choir
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