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.

Next Season Dates, Time, & Location

The Fall Season of Upward Soccer 2017 will begin on August 12th. Practice and games will be held on the following dates:  August 12,  19, & 26; September 9, 16, 23, & 30; October 7.  Should a practice and game day have to be canceled due to unforeseen issues / inclement weather, an extra day will be added so that a total of 8 games are played.  A special Celebration is also held immediately after the last game of the season on the fields (tentatively scheduled for October 7th - weather permitting).  

Practice begins at 8:00 a.m., and games end by about 11:00 a.m.  

All practice and games will be held at the Friendship High School fields (7801 Humie Olive Rd., Apex, NC 27502).  

Cost

$53 Basic registration for the season.

$16 Optional shorts.

Registration Links

Please note that there are separate registration forms for each player league, for volunteers, and for coaches.  Please be sure to fill out the appropriate registration form. 

Registration Form for Players - Ages 4 & 5

Registration Form for Players - Ages 6 - 8

Registration Form for Volunteers (except Coaches)

Registration Form for Coaches

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

The first game of our next basketball season will begin on November 11th, and there are 8 games in the season.  Games will be held on the following dates: November 11 and 18; December 2, 9, and 16; January 6, 13, and 20.  One practice is held each for each team during a weekday (which varies according to each team).  Game times on Saturday also 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.  All practices and games are held in the gym of the Downtown Campus of Apex Baptist Church (110 S. Salem St., Apex, NC 27502).  Should a game day have to be canceled due to unforeseen issues / inclement weather, an extra Saturday will be added so that a total of 8 games are played.

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 late October or November).  Teams are separated by age and are open to children in the 1st 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

Coming Soon!

Registration Links

Coming Soon!

Questions?

Contact our Upward Sports Ministry Associate John Wyman.