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

Flag Football/Cheerleading  

Early registration cost is $100. After August 20 the fee will go up to $120.   
First Practice, 9/4/18
First Game 9/22/18
Last Game 10/10/18 
Practices will be on Monday (except for the 1st practice due to Labor day) and Thursday.  Games are on Saturday.  

For more information contact us at: upward-football@friendswoodmethodist.org