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


Regular registration ended February 4. We are accepting players onto a waiting list for Prek to 4th graders.  We still have space on the 5 - 6th grade teams.  The fee is now $120.

Evaluations 
Everyone is required to attend one evaluation.  All evaluations are held at the soccer fields at Friendswood Methodist
Evaluation for late registrants is being held Tuesday, February 19th from 4:30 – 6.

Games/Practice
Teams are coed.

PreK - Kinder
Practice/play their games on EITHER Friday evenings at 6:00 pm OR Saturday mornings at 8:30 am at Friendswood Methodist for one hour (you choose which day).

1st - 4th
Practice one hour EITHER Monday or Thursday evenings at 6:00 pm at Friendswood Methodist.
Games will be Saturday mornings at 10:00 and 11:00 am also at Friendswood Methodist.

5th-6th
Practice one hour EITHER Monday or Thursday evenings at 6:00 pm at Fellowship Bible Church (1720 E. Broadway, Pearland).
Games will be Friday evenings at 6:00 pm at Fellowship Bible Church.

Dates
First practice - March 4, 7, 8, or 9 (on your team's assigned practice day)
First game - March 22 or 23
Last game - May 17 or 18

For more information contact Director Tami Griffith.