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.


If you would like to sign up to be a referee, please click here. Referees are encouraged to sign up for both games on the same day if possible. We will still welcome you if you are only able to ref for 1 game slot on game day. 


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.

Register for Flag football

If you are interested in becoming a coach for Upward Flag Football download and fill out the application here. You will need to email the application to Rachel Adams



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, adding 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.

Register for Cheerleading

If you are interested in becoming a coach for Upward Cheerleading download and fill out the application here. You will need to email the application to Rachel Adams



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.

contact us

For more information on Upward Sports at First Baptist Rogers, contact Shay Caldwell at shay.caldwell@fbcrogers.org or by phone at 479-636-3451.