about Upward

Upward gives kids a positive, Christ-centered environment to learn about sports and competition, along with biblical truth. First Baptist Rogers is excited to offer kids from kindergarten through fifth grade the opportunity to compete in various sports throughout the year. We offer flag football and cheerleading in the fall, as well as soccer in the spring months. Registration is $75.00 per child. To learn more about the ministry and history of Upward, please visit upward.org.


SOCCER

The world's most popular sport continues to grow at the youth level in the United States. As more and more young athletes look to develop their soccer skills, Upward Soccer programs aim to quickly enable them to build their skills, speed, strength, and stamina so they can compete at the next level.

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Registration opens January 1, 2019  

Soccer is open to children from kindergarten (age 5) through fifth grade. 

If you are interested in becoming a coach or a referee for Upward Soccer please use the volunteer registration link below. 

VOLUNTEER REGISTRATION





Soccer Frequently Asked Questions:

Evaluations

  • Evaluations are not tryouts. ALL players that sign up for our league will be placed on a team.
  • At evaluations, players go through a series of drills including sprinting, cone weaving, dribbling, passing, and shooting.
  • We use the results of evaluations to make teams as fair as possible.

Player Boxes

  • The cost of our league is $75 per athlete. Parents have the option of purchasing shorts for $20, but shorts are not required.
  • Each player will receive a box that includes: a uniform, water bottle, socks, and a magnet.
  • Each Player will need to purchase shin guards prior to their first game. Shin guards are REQUIRED to play and they will NOT be included in the player box.
  • You will find player boxes on your practice field April 8-11.

Practices

  • Practices are one hour on either Monday, Tuesday, or Thursday from 6-7pm.
  • Your team will be given a specific night and field location at the coaches training. The practice night and field location will remain the same throughout the season.
  • We DO NOT make-up missed practices unless otherwise stated by the league director.
  • If you are unable to attend a practice please contact the parents on your team to find a sub. If you cannot find a parent to cover, please email us at upward@fbcrogers.org.
  • Please be mindful of parents and staff members time by starting and ending practices on time.

Practice Fields

    • Our Upward Fields are located on our churches campus across from the fire station on Belview. 
    • Each team will have half of a field to practice on.
    • Fields are labeled A and B. A is the half of the field closest to the greenway and B is the half closest to Belview.

Game Day

  • Games are held on Saturday mornings at 9:00am and 10:30am. You will find game schedules in your coaching folder, as well as on the side of the concession stand.
  • All teams should arrive 15min before their game to warm up.
  • The Upward staff team will be walking around on game day in yellow vests to help you with any questions or concerns.

Important Soccer Dates:

January 1 - Registration Opens
March 2 - Soccer Evaluations 10am-12pm
March 4 - Make-up Evaluations 4-6pm
March 14 - Coaches Training 6-7pm
March 25-26 - First Practice
April 13 - Double Header
May 20 - Upward Celebration


Flag Football

Our flag football program, a growing alternative to full contact football, teaches young men the basic skills and concepts of the game. Through Christian coaching and teaching, we hope the young men taking part in flag football not only grow in their skills on the field but also develop as strong men of character.

Check back in the fall for evaluation and registration updates. 

Flag football is open to children from kindergarten (age 5) through fifth grade.


CHEERLEADING

Cheerleading is a huge part of sporting events at all levels of play. When athletes need encouragement and fans need entertainment, cheerleaders can take your sports experience to another level. Cheerleading adds excitement and spirit to any Upward game day. As young women grow in their cheering skills, we desire to help build them up as young women of character. 

Check back in the fall for evaluation and registration updates. 

Cheerleading is open to children from kindergarten (age 5) through fifth grade.


contact us

For more information on Upward Sports at First Baptist Rogers, contact us at upward@fbcrogers.org or by phone at 479-636-3451.