Upward Sports


Upward Sports Ministry is specially designed for 4 year olds-6th Grade Boys & Girls.  In certain circumstances 7th & 8th Graders are welcome to play.  Upward Sports seeks to develop the self-esteem of each participant, while teaching respect for authority, sportsmanship, character, and skills.

Since 2005, First Assembly of God is proud to offer Upward Soccer and Upward Basketball Leagues.  Providing the Best Sports Experience for every child.  Take a look around and find out what Upward is all about.  Contact Lisa Babcock in the church office for more information… 724-962-8206 or lisababcock@1agonline.com

UPWARD BASKETBALL SEASON 2018-19 –  Boys & Girls 4 years old – 6th Grade

Online registration will open October 1, 2018. You may also Download a Registration form mail or drop off in the church office.  For more information contact Lisa Babcock in the church office 724-962-8206 lisababcock@1agonline.com .

REGISTRATION INFORMATION: Boys & Girls 4 years old – 6th Grade.  The registration cost per child for soccer is $ 65. Soccer shorts are optional at a cost of $ 15.


  • Evaluations– Each player must attend one of the following:
    • LAST NAME A-L; Friday, November 2, 2018 @ 6:00PM or Saturday, November 3, 2018 @ 9:00AM
    • LAST NAME M-Z; Friday, November 2, 2018 @ 7:00PM or Saturday, November 3, 2018 @ 10:30AM


  • Coaches Training Meeting– Saturday, November 10, 2018 @ 8:00am Refreshments provided
  • First Practice Week – Monday, November 26-December 1, 2018 (M-F practices for 1st-6th Grade)
  • Second Practice Week– Monday, December 3-8, 2018 (M-F practices for 1st-6th Grade)
  • First Game – Saturday, December 15, 2018
  • Christmas Break– December 22, 2018 – January 2, 2019 (Coaches may choose to schedule practice; not required)
  • End of Season Celebration – Sunday, February 17, 2019 3:00-5:00pm


VOLUNTEER TO HELP:  In order to offer Upward Sports to the community we need lots of help!  And guess what? You are needed!  High School Students are encouraged to volunteer… Grandma and Grandpa’s make great coaches too!  We provide everything needed to and process the background clearances for you to become a volunteer.  You do not have to attend First Assembly of God to volunteer with Upward you do have to have a heart to serve children!

If you desire to be a coach or referee, prior organized sports knowledge is helpful but not required.  Upward provides many tools to get you prepared. Also, attending the Coach/Training Meeting will get you all set.  Coaching or Referring not your thing?  That’s okay.  We have many other areas where we need volunteers.  Different ways to serve in Upward:

  • Coaches-Each team will have a Head Coach and Assistant Coach.  $10 Coach Discount for each team, a parent or family member volunteer’s to coach.
  • Referees-During game times we need line judges, watching for fouls, etc.
  • Team Parent-  We need individuals to assist their child’s team with organizing of snacks, drinks and to assist the coaches in any way possible.
  • Concession Stand workers

To exchange uniform/shorts/etc download Exchange Form.

For more information or to find out how to volunteer with Upward Sports please contact Lisa Babcock in the church office or email lisababcock@1agonline.com