In an era of sports when trash talking, win-at-all cost mentalities and fights on the field seem to be the norm, it’s no wonder that 70 percent of U.S. children playing organized sports will quit by age 13 and never play again.
For more than eight years Wesley UMC has hosted sports leagues through Upward Sports – the world’s largest Christian sports league for children. Upward focuses on healthy competition and positive sports environment that builds strong self-confidence, Upward Sports program for children K5 – sixth grade.
Upward limits the time commitment to one practice and one game per week. Other distinctive aspects of Upward include:
Substitution system designed to provide every child equal playing time, competing against an equally matched opponent
Competitive games with strict adherence to a proprietary drafting system that balances talent on each team
Supportive coaches that bring out “the winner” in every child regardless of the game’s score
Sign up your child today using the registration form on this webpage. If you are interested in volunteering, there is a volunteer form on this webpage also or contact Upward Coordinator Kayla Waggoner at the church 417.883.1021. Like us on Facebook and find the answers to other questions here.