Children's Activities

Children’s Sports

First Baptist seeks to develop the self-esteem of each participant, while teaching respect for authority, sportsmanship, character, and fundamental skills.


Have a passion for coaching or refereeing and enjoy working with kids? Then we have a place for you! We are looking for volunteers to serve in our soccer, football & cheerleading leagues.

Coaching commitments - Attend a pre-season meeting, preparing for and leading one 1-hour practice each week during the season, preparing for and coaching one 1-hour game on Saturdays, attending an end-of-season meeting, and investing in the lives of children.

Referee commitments - Attend a referee training meeting, coordinating with the referee commissioner for scheduling purposes, and refereeing games that take place on Saturdays.

If you are interested in one or both of these roles, please fill out the appropriate application below. You may also be required to complete a Child Protection and Safety Background Check.

Upward Cheerleading

This program strives to teach girls the basics in a fun environment. Since there are no tryouts, every child will have the chance to bring the crowd to their feet! This is a fall league and runs in conjunction with Upward flag football. Registration begins in June.

Upward Flag Football

This program teaches kids fundamentals in a fun environment that emphasizes sportsmanship, self-esteem and healthy competition. Minus tackling and the kicking game, boys will gain every other skill that pertains to football. This is a fall league for boys and registration begins in June.

Upward Soccer

This program teaches skills, sportsmanship, self-esteem and other values that encourage your child in soccer and in life. Boys and girls will play in separate divisions, except for the K-5 division. This is a spring league and registration begins in January.

Welcome to Upward, where every child IS a winner!

Sports are a great way for children to learn about teamwork, respect for authority and sportsmanship. With an Upward sport, these key essentials are included to create the best sporting experience for every child that participates. Each Upward Sport is designed to reveal the winner in every child. Every child plays. Every child learns. Every child IS a winner!

Upward Sports does this by...

  • Providing an evaluation system that promotes equal teams and opportunities.
  • Creating the opportunity for every child to learn the skills of the game.
  • Implementing a substitution system, allowing every child virtually equal playing time.
  • Sharing the love and teachings of Jesus Christ with each participant.

The emphasis is placed on having fun and good sportsmanship, not the scoreboard and standings.

Learn more about the Upward Sports experience.