Play with Purpose
To Play With Purpose means you make smart decisions, improve in your physical development, discover your life's purpose, and put others needs before your own.
It's more than just the game. It's every practice, every drill, every pivot, every pass and shot. Become more than just an athlete.
The driving purpose behind Upward Sports is a desire to help young athletes PLAY WITH PURPOSE.
The 360 Progression is the development of the total athlete mentally, athletically, spiritually, and socially, applied intentionally through all Upward Sports programming.
Experienced coaches guide players through three stages of athletic growth: game discovery, skill development, and peak performance - while using the teachings of Christ to foster positive sportsmanship and character.
Upward Sports recreational athletes discover love for the game, and with a healthy competitive spirit, develop the skills they need to succeed in everything they do.
Upward Stars performance athletes are performing at the highest level of competition, rising to the occasion and exceeding game and character expectations.
MENTALLYMake wise decisions
ATHLETICALLYImprove physical abilities
SPIRITUALLYEmbrace life’s purpose
K - 6th Grade
Learn Right from WrongDiscover rules, objectives, and a love for the game
Get in the GameIntroduce skills to play the game
Discover Your Life's PurposeUnderstand Christ's plan and your part in it
2nd - 8th Grade
Play SmartMake strategic game decisions and learn from outcomes
Take it to the Next LevelPush skills up a notch, discovering strengths and weaknesses
Seek Your CallingStart where you are today and grow with experience
4th - 12th Grade
Choose the Path to VictoryPlay intentionally, act wisely, and master your game
Play Hard and Don't Turn BackPlay to your strengths, compete fiercely, and own the game
Live Out God's Plan with ConvictionServe others and model character