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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.


Upward Outdoor Sports Camp 

June 17–20, 9 a.m.–12 p.m., Family Life Center Fields 

Rising 1st – 6th graders are invited to join us for a fun week of playing a variety of sports, building relationships, and learning about Jesus’ love for us. The cost to participate is $110 (includes t-shirt, wrist band, and a snack). Summer camps fill up quickly, and registration begins February 5, so click here to sign up! 

Attention High Schoolers (8th grade and up): We need volunteers to make camp a success; please contact Ethan Ford, Sports Minister, to get involved. 

Upward Basketball Camp 

July 8–11, 9 a.m.–12 p.m., Family Life Center 

Rising 1st–6th graders are invited to join us for a fun week of learning basketball skills, building relationships, and learning about Jesus’ love for us. The cost to participate is $110 (includes t-shirt, basketball, and a snack). Summer camps fill up quickly, and registration begins February 5, so click here to sign up! 

Attention High Schoolers (8th grade and up): We need volunteers to make camp a success; please contact Ethan Ford, Sports Minister, to get involved. 

Upward Basketball Camp

July 29–August 1, 9 a.m.–12 p.m., Family Life Center

Rising 1st–6th graders are invited to join us for a fun week of learning basketball skills, building relationships, and learning about Jesus’ love for us. The cost to participate is $110 (includes t-shirt, basketball, and a snack). Summer camps fill up quickly, and registration begins February 5, so click here to sign up! 

Attention High Schoolers (8th grade and up): We need volunteers to make camp a success; please contact Ethan Ford, Sports Minister, to get involved. 


Weddington Sports Ministry: Adult Sports

The Sports Ministry at Weddington Methodist Church offers a variety of sports for children and adults of all ages and abilities. Our mission is to not only grow athletically, but to create opportunities for fellowship and spiritual growth as well. This summer, we hope to offer more opportunities for adults if there is interest. 

Complete the form below to express your interest in joining a weekly, co-ed, adult volleyball or golf team. Have another sport in mind? We’d love to hear from you! 

Sports Ministry: Adult Interest

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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