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Established in 1995, Upward Sports™ is the world’s largest Christian youth sports provider.

Upward Sports™ uses the 360 Progression that helps develop athletes mentally, athletically, spiritually, and socially – producing players who excel both on and off the field. Weddington Church is proud to offer a variety of Upward Sports™ leagues and sessions.

Mission and Information

Our mission is to share the love of Jesus Christ with everyone involved in our program! Players will learn a variety of sports along with Bible scriptures and life lessons from our volunteer coaches.

In keeping with our philosophy of creating even, balanced teams, we do not take player or coach requests.

We are a volunteer organization and we rely on your help to have a successful ministry! If you’d like to volunteer, even if you don’t have children playing, please contact Ethan Ford.

2023/2024 Upward Basketball 

November 27–February 10, Weddington Family Life Center 

Our league has reached capacity for the winter basketball season, however we are still in need of volunteers. Parents and those interested in volunteering can click here to fill out our online application. Join us in this mission to share the love of Jesus Christ!

2023/2024 Upward Flag Football

March 2- May 18, Weddington Family Life Center Fields

Join us for the 2024 Upward Flag Football and Cheerleading at Weddington Methodist Church for children in 1st through 6th grade. Evaluations are on March 2, with Saturday practices starting on March 16, and Saturday games starting in April. As a volunteer-led ministry, your involvement is vital to our success. 

Parents interested in registering their child(ren) can click here for more information and those interested in volunteering can click here to fill out our online application.

Learn More

For more information, please contact Ethan Ford, Upward Administrator, call us at (704) 814-4213 or visit the Upward website.

“Encourage one another and build each other up.”

1 Thess. 5:11