What is Upward?

Upward Sports Recreation Programs offer a variety of opportunities for young athletes to discover and refine their athletic skills while cultivating a passion for the sport. Through age-appropriate team play, athletes begin to build positive character traits that will allow them to encourage, strengthen, and motivate themselves and their fellow teammates. As they learn and follow game rules, young athletes will also learn the value of sportsmanship with a healthy competitive spirit.

2018-19 Season Information

 Within Upward Sports leagues across the country, there are over 1.25 million volunteers serving to ensure that young athletes are able to experience a first-class sports program. These individuals freely give of their time, energy, and resources in support of the mission to promote the discovery of Jesus through sports.  Volunteers are essential to reaching more athletes and helping them to flourish into strong men and women of faith and character. At Upward Sports, we are passionate about developing total athletes who progress, not only athletically, but also mentally, spiritually, and socially, so they are prepared for success on and off the court/field.  Upward volunteers share in that passion. Their impact goes beyond their chosen duty within the league; they have the ability to make a lasting imprint on countless young athletes’ lives while being positive role models that our youth can aspire to be.   1 Peter 4:10  says “As each has received a gift, use it to serve one another, as good stewards of God's varied grace.” There are numerous ways for someone to dive head first into serving their local Upward Sports program. Here are just a few ideas on how you can impact your youth and community by being a part of the Upward Sports ministry:  Coach a team (head or assistant coach)  Greet people as they arrive for game day  Lead devotions  Serve on setup and break down crews  Be a prayer partner  Provide drinks/snacks for team  Encourage and support players

Within Upward Sports leagues across the country, there are over 1.25 million volunteers serving to ensure that young athletes are able to experience a first-class sports program. These individuals freely give of their time, energy, and resources in support of the mission to promote the discovery of Jesus through sports.

Volunteers are essential to reaching more athletes and helping them to flourish into strong men and women of faith and character. At Upward Sports, we are passionate about developing total athletes who progress, not only athletically, but also mentally, spiritually, and socially, so they are prepared for success on and off the court/field.

Upward volunteers share in that passion. Their impact goes beyond their chosen duty within the league; they have the ability to make a lasting imprint on countless young athletes’ lives while being positive role models that our youth can aspire to be.

1 Peter 4:10 says “As each has received a gift, use it to serve one another, as good stewards of God's varied grace.” There are numerous ways for someone to dive head first into serving their local Upward Sports program. Here are just a few ideas on how you can impact your youth and community by being a part of the Upward Sports ministry:

Coach a team (head or assistant coach)

Greet people as they arrive for game day

Lead devotions

Serve on setup and break down crews

Be a prayer partner

Provide drinks/snacks for team

Encourage and support players

What ages can participate?

K – 6th grade

Sports Offered?

Basketball

How much does it cost?

Cost is $95. This includes the full uniform including shorts.

When are evaluations?

October 4, ALL ages, 5:30-7:00 PM

October 22, ALL ages, 5:30-7:00 PM

Where are evaluations? 

At Trinity Baptist Church Gym, 3115 Trinity Blvd. Texarkana, AR

How long is the season?

We will play for 7 weeks beginning January 5, 2019.

How can I register?

1) Click Here to Register ONLINE

2) In person at the evaluation night. Brochures have been sent home to all of our local schools.

 We are looking for Coaches!  All our Upward Volunteers must complete the application along with a background check.  Please print and fill out the appropriate Background Check and send to tstatton@trinitytxk.com or drop by the church office.

We are looking for Coaches!

All our Upward Volunteers must complete the application along with a background check.  Please print and fill out the appropriate Background Check and send to tstatton@trinitytxk.com or drop by the church office.

Interested in coaching? Click here to access the Coach's Application.

Got More Questions? Contact Timothy Statton, tstatton@trinitytxk.com or 870-779-1007