Upward Sports is an evangelistic sports ministry designed for kindergarten-eighth grade boys and girls that promotes salvation, character, and self-esteem in every child.
Our goal is to help children grow and develop in all areas: physical, emotional, and spiritual. In many sports and recreation programs, winning is emphasized as the priority. In Upward Sports, we place emphasis on building character qualities like best effort, sportsmanship, leadership, and above all, Christ-likeness. The development of these character qualities, coupled with skills development, results in a sports ministry that benefits the whole child. This focus in no way diminishes the competition. In fact, it enhances and stimulates it, all in a fun and exciting atmosphere.
The First Baptist Brandon Upward Sports Ministry offers basketball and cheerleading in the fall/winter and indoor soccer in the spring/summer. It provides opportunities for the members of our church and community, no matter what denomination, to become meaningfully involved in the sports ministry of FBC. These opportunities include coaching or assistant coaching, becoming a commissioner, a prayer partner, a game day worker, and much more.
Teams practice one night a week for one hour. Games are played on Saturdays.
First Baptist Church Brandon's Upward Basketball and Cheer will begin registration in September 30. For children who are in K-5 thru 8th Grade during the 2014-15 school year. Early registration through October 24 for $90, after October 24 $100. Registration forms can be picked up the MAC or downloaded here.
Interested in volunteering for Upward Basketball and Cheer as a coach or referee? Please download our coach and referee application and turn it in at the MAC front desk.
For more information, please call the MAC at 813-315-3280.