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 Methodist offers three Upward sports programs:
- Fall Flag Football (with cheerleading)
- Winter Basketball (with cheerleading)
- Spring Soccer
Fall Football and Cheer
Registration begins June 16 for grades K-6. The fee for registration is $100 until August 19, it will then be raised to $120.
Practices will be either Monday or Thursday at 6:00 to 7:00.
Games will be on Saturday morning.
Evaluation is August 19 at the church.
First practice will be the week of Sept. 3.
First games are September 14.
Last games are November 2.
Games are one hour games.
For more information contact Director Tami Griffith.