Upward is an evangelistic sports ministry specifically designed for boys and girls four-years-old through sixth grade. Emphasis is placed on “Christlikeness” and good sportsmanship—not championships and trophies.

Upward seeks to strengthen children and their families by:
  • Maximizing the family schedule by having only one hour of practice and one game each week,
  • facilitating an atmosphere of sportsmanship by not keeping league rankings,
  • allowing the coaches to focus on ministering, instead of game strategy,
  • by having a set substitution system that allows all players equal playing time,
  • and by maximizing ministry opportunities by exposing participants & spectators to Scripture-based halftime devotions.

Friendswood UMC offers three Upward sports programs:
  • Fall Flag Football (with cheerleading)  
  • Winter Basketball (with cheerleading)
  • Spring Soccer

Spring Soccer!  

Registration on a space available basis only after February 12, 2018
*Registration costs include uniform shirt/shorts/socks.  Players must provide their own shin guards and footwear/cleats.

Evaluations:  Everyone is required to attend one evaluation.
All evaluations are held at the soccer fields at Friendswood Methodist.

1st Evaluation - February 10, 2018  2:00 - 4;00
2nd Evaluation - February 12, 2018  4:30 - 6:00


Teams are coed.


Practice/play their games on EITHER Friday evenings OR Saturday morning at Friendswood UMC for one hour (you can choose which day).

1st-4th grade
Practice one hour EITHER Monday OR Thursday evenings at 6:00pm at FUMC; games will be Saturday mornings, also at Friendswood UMC. 

5th-6th grade 
Practice one hour EITHER Monday OR Thursday evenings at 6:00pm at Fellowship Bible Church, 1720 E Broadway, Pearland; games will be Friday evenings, also at FBC.

First Practice: March 5, 8, 9, or 10, 2018  (depending on the practice day your team has.)
First Game: March 23 or 24, 2018
Last Game/Celebration: May 18 or 19, 2018

For more information, contact upward-soccer@friendswoodmethodist.org