Upward Sports Ministry: www.upward.org
Upward is Faith Baptist's primary sports ministry designed for children, both boys and girls, 4 years old through 6th grade, which we offer together with Cornerstone Church of Aurora. Our goal is to promote character development and self-esteem in every child, teaching them that in Christ "Every Child is a Winner." Our Upward Sports program offers:
Basketball in the winter/spring season
Players will develop a love for basketball and a healthy competitive spirit and they will learn skills necessary to succeed both on and off the court. The game format and rules are designed to teach basketball at an age specific level that grows with each young athlete.
Upward Basketball Schedule of Events:
Practices are held once per week for each team at either Faith Baptist Church or Cornerstone Church of Aurora.
Games are held Saturday morning starting at 8:00 am - 3:00 pm from mid-January through early March.
Game locations alternate weekly between Faith Baptist Church and Cornerstone Church of Aurora
Please know that Upward is designed to be so much more than just any children's sports league you may have experienced in the past, as Upward's unique features include:
Equal playing time for each participant
No official league standings/team records
Evaluations of each player with the goal of drafting equal teams
Trained officials and coaches
Support of Upward Sports, which helped churches serve approximately 500,000 players in more than 2,000 churches in 47 states last year.