Upward Sports

Welcome to Upward Sports!

Here at Apex Baptist Church we want to use sports to teach children about Christ and what God has given to us. To do that we focus on two things:  First, we want our players to have fun. We believe this is important because a fun environment fosters learning. When kids are passionate about something, that’s when they learn the most!  Second, we want them to be exposed to The Gospel. The Gospel is like diamond with many facets for us to explore, and so season after season, we want our kids to hear about who God is and what He has done for us.

Below is information about the various Upward Sports leagues that Apex Baptist currently hosts, along with links to participant, volunteer, and coach registrations for each league (when available - if a link is not active, registration for that league has not opened yet).  The cost to participate in an Upward league is $53 for the season, and there are a few optional items as well (depending on which sport you would like to participate in).  We hope that you'll join us, and if you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us!

 

UPWARD SOCCER 

General Information

Upward Soccer has two seasons of 8 practice times and games (which are both held on Saturdays - practice occurs first and is immediately followed by the game).  One season is held in the Spring and one season is held in the Fall.  There are currently two leagues for soccer (one league for 4 and 5 year olds, and one league for 6 - 8 year olds).  At the end of each season there is also a celebration time. 

There are no requirements to play (you are not required to have any special gear or clothing).  Your Upward fee includes a water bottle, socks, jersey, and Upward materials.  If you would like to purchase shorts, that is an extra fee which is optional. Although not required, it is recommended that children use cleats and shin guards.

Fall 2017 Session

This year we will be having a Soccer Camp for all 4 - 8 years old children instead of our Upward Soccer League. It will be 3 Saturdays in September at our Friendship Campus fields (7801 Humie Olive Rd.), beginning at 8:30 a.m. On September 16 and 23 we will have Ball Skill trainings, a devotional, and scrimmages. On September 30th we will have an official game day, with water games afterwards! We are hosting the camp completely free of charge. If you have any questions, please email jwyman@apexbaptist.org. Sign up today!

Registration for Fall 2017 Soccer Camp

Click here for registration.

Questions?

Contact our Upward Sports Ministry Associate John Wyman.  

 

UPWARD BASKETBALL

General Information

Upward Basketball has one season that consists of one practice day during the week, followed by games on Saturdays, for 8 weeks, in the Fall and Winter (starting in November).  There are currently three leagues for basketball (a 1st and 2nd grade league, a 3rd and 4th grade league, and a 5th and 6th grade league).

There are no requirements to play (you are not required to have any special gear or clothing).  Your Upward fee includes a water bottle, socks, jersey, and Upward materials.  If you would like to purchase shorts, that is an extra fee which is optional. Although not required, it is recommended that children wear either athletic or basketball shoes.

Next Season Dates, Time, & Location

Evaluations for Upward Basketball will be held on October 30th at 6:00 p.m., and also on November 2nd at 6:00 p.m.

Game days - The first game of our next basketball season will be held on November 18th, and there are 8 games in the season.  Games will be held on the following dates: November 18; December 2, 9, and 16; January 6, 13, and 20, and 27.  Game times on Saturday vary according to teams.  The earliest game will begin at 8:00 a.m., and the last game is held no later than 5:30 p.m.  In general, teams with younger players tend to play earlier on Saturdays, and teams with older players tend to play later in the day.  Should a game day have to be canceled due to unforeseen issues / inclement weather, an extra game day will be added so that a total of 8 games are played.

Practice days - One practice is held each for each team during a weekday (which varies according to each team).  The first practice week will begin on November 13th. Practice times begin at 5:30 p.m., and the last practice will end by 9:30 p.m.  

Location - All evaluations, games, and practices will be held at the gym of the Downtown, Apex Baptist Church location (110 S. Salem St., Apex, NC 27502).

Registration Links

Coming Soon!

Questions?

Contact our Upward Sports Ministry Associate John Wyman.  

 

UPWARD CHEER

General Information

Upward Cheerleading has one season that consists of one practice day during the week, followed by cheering during basketball games on Saturdays, for 8 weeks, in the Fall and Winter (starting in November).  Teams are separated by age and are open to children in Kindergarten through 6th grades.

There are no requirements to play (you are not required to have any special gear or clothing).  Your Upward fee includes a water bottle, socks, jersey, and Upward materials.  If you would like to purchase a turtleneck that matches the jersey, that is an extra fee which is optional. Although not required, it is recommended that children wear athletic shoes.

Next Season, Dates, Time, & Location

Evaluations for Upward Cheer will be held on October 30th at 6:00 p.m., and also on November 2nd at 6:00 p.m.

Cheer days - The first cheer time of our next season will be held on November 18th, which coincide with the Upward Basketball game days.  Games / cheer will be held on the following dates: November 18; December 2, 9, and 16; January 6, 13, and 20, and 27.  Game times (and therefore cheer times) on Saturday vary according to teams. The earliest game will begin at 8:00 a.m., and the last game is held no later than 5:30 p.m.  In general, teams with younger players tend to play earlier on Saturdays, and teams with older players tend to play later in the day.  Should a cheer day have to be canceled due to unforeseen issues / inclement weather, an extra game day will be added so that a total of 8 games / cheer times are played.

Practice days - One practice is held each for each cheer team during a weekday (which varies according to each team).  The first practice week will begin on November 13th. Practice times begin at 5:30 p.m., and the last practice will end by 9:30 p.m.  

Location - All evaluations, cheer times, and practices will be held at the gym of the Downtown, Apex Baptist Church location (110 S. Salem St., Apex, NC 27502).

Registration Links

Coming Soon!

Questions?

Contact our Upward Sports Ministry Associate John Wyman.