Partnering with churches to leverage sports in their community.

Building a relevant, thriving local sports program has never been easier!

Our Mission – Promoting the Discovery of Jesus Through Sports

See how Upward Sports is the outreach ministry of choice that many churches are using to reach their community.

What does your invite to the community look like?

At Upward Sports, we understand the importance of community! We also understand that each church is unique in their approach.

Our desire is to come alongside your church to advance your mission, reach families in your city, and promote Jesus through the avenue of sports. Together, we will customize the best sports experience for your church, strengthening your outreach efforts.

Schedule your call today with an Upward Sports team member! We will learn more about your church outreach efforts and help you create a first-class, organized, intentional sports experience for families in your community.

Through our partnership, your church will experience:

Affordable for All Churches

As a self-sustaining ministry, you can start a sports experience anytime during the year. This is a great alternative to other youth sports leagues that have yearly and annual fees. We want to keep your costs low so you can impact all families in your community!

Ministry Materials

Outreach is key! We come alongside you to supply weekly devotions, outreach ideas, Gospel presentation materials, collaboration with other ministry leaders, communication tools, and much more. We want to support you as you share the Gospel and build relationships.

Multiple Sports Options

Leagues are designed to include practice & gamedays for 6-12 weeks, based on the timeline you create. Sports is a great way to engage your community & congregation! Outside of a league experience - Camps, Clinics, and one day Connect events support your sports ministry.

Customizable Sports Package

Design a unique sports experience with your community and church needs in mind. Create your league package and apparel items that support your outreach ministry and set you apart. Don't forget, you can even add your church logo as a custom jersey. We know one size doesn't fit all.

Baseball, Basketball, Cheerleading, Flag Football, Soccer, Softball, & Volleyball


Learn more about starting an Upward Sports experience in your community.

Frequently Asked Questions:

How much does it cost to start an Upward league at my church?

Customize your player package based on your budget. With no annual or yearly fees, Upward Sports is a self-sustaining ministry.

What sports do you offer?

Basketball, cheerleading, flag football, soccer, volleyball, baseball and softball.

What do I need to get started?

If your church has access to a gym, field, or parking lot and a desire to reach the community, we can provide you with all the resources you need!

Do you only work with churches?

We enjoy working with any ministry or Christian school that is affiliated with a local church.

Do you come to my church and run my league?

As a trusted ministry partner, we provide resources, tools, and support for you to support your volunteers. Upward Sports will be a ministry of your church.

Schedule a call today to see if Upward sports is a good fit for your church outreach and growth strategy.

Download the Upward Sports Benefits PDF

Since 1995, we have walked with thousands of churches to use sports as a tool to reach their community. Partnering together with us, you create the sports package that best supports your ministry goals, community demographics, and church budget.
Download the "Upward Sports Benefits" today!

Are you ready to increase your reach into your community?

Schedule a call and customize your sports experience and league timeline. Decide what is best for your church from resources, apparel, ministry materials, promotion tools, sport specific coach playbooks, communication system, drafting software and much more. We want to support your outreach ministry, freeing you to serve families in your community. We are a part of your team!

Simply put, sports bring people and communities together!

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