The purpose of Sports Ministry is to introduce children to Jesus Christ by creating opportunities to serve through sports. We want to provide a positive environment in which we can use sports as a tool to minister God's word to both adults and children.

Children age Pre-k through 8th grade can get involved in the Upward leagues and sports camps throughout the year, as well as summer sports camps. We offer Upward soccer and basketball. Sports camps vary based on availability and level of interest. All ages and abilities are welcome, but some activities have a minimum age requirement.

To get connected email Dayne Flock, Director of Sports Ministry, or call 972-539-8547 ext. 207.


"Don’t you know that all the runners in the stadium run, but only one gets the prize? So run to win. Everyone who competes practices self-discipline in everything. The runners do this to get a crown of leaves that shrivel up and die, but we do it to receive a crown that never dies." 1 Corinthians 9:24-25 


Upward Basketball

1st - 4th Grade

Boys and girls, 1st - 4th grades. Teams are Coed and all skill levels welcome. Early registration $120 ($140 after September 10). Sibling discounts available. All players must attend one evaluation. Evaluations are come and go and should only take about 15 minutes. Practices are 1 day/week for 1 hour. Games will begin on 11/5 and end on 1/7/23. Register online at the link below or in person. All teams are Coed. $25 Discount available for Coach and Referee volunteers.

  • 1st & 2nd Grade - Sept. 3 @ 9:30-11am OR Oct. 1 @ 2-3:30pm
  • 3rd & 4th Grade - Sept. 3 @ 11am-12:30pm OR Oct. 1 @ 12:30-2pm
  • Early registration $120 ($140 after Sept. 10)
  • First Practice Week - Oct. 24
  • First Game - Nov. 12
  • Discounts for coaches and referees

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Contact Dayne Flock at for more information.

Upward Soccer

K3 - 6th Grade

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Have a ball playing soccer at Trietsch this fall! Kids K3 through 6th grade can register for this coed league. Early registration $105 ($125 after July30th). Grades 3rd-6th must attend an evaluation. K3 - 2nd graders DO NOT have to attend an evaluation. Evaluations are come and go and should take 15-20 minutes. Practices will start the week of Aug. 22 and will be 1hr, 1 day a week based on Coach availability. K3-K5 will practice on Saturday mornings followed by their game. This age group has a shortened practice/game time schedule. Games will start the week of Sept. 10, with the last game on Oct. 29. All games and practices take place on the Athletic fields behind the Family Life Center. All Coaches and Referees are volunteers, Coach a team or Referee and get $25 off your registrations fee.

EVALUATIONS - All 3rd - 6th Graders must attend one evaluation
  • July 23 @ 8:30-11am
  • August 13 @ 8:30-11am
  • Early registration $105 ($125 after July 30)
  • Coach discounts available
  • First Practice Week - August 22
  • First Game - September 10

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Contact Dayne Flock at for more information.


About Upward Sports


Established in 1995, Upward Sports is the world’s largest Christian youth sports provider. Upward Sports is  a uniquely designed total sports experience that adapts and expands as players grow in their personal athletic journeys. Upward Sports  develops total athletes mentally, athletically, spiritually, and socially – producing players who excel both on and off the field.   Today, approximately half a million players participate in camps, clinics, and leagues through Upward Sports.

At Trietsch, Pre-K through 8th grade (ages vary by sport) play in Upward leagues.


Upward Sports promotes character and self-esteem in every child by providing...
  •  Equal playing time for every player.
  •  A one-hour practice and game each week of the season.
  •  An evaluation process to provide equal opportunity for improvement
  •  Each player signs up as an individual, not as a group or team.
  •  Players have a devotional and learn Bible verses at every practice.
  •  Individual awards after each game

Meet Sports & Fitness Staff

Safety Information

Background Checks

There is nothing more important to us than protecting your sweet kids and creating a safe space for spiritual growth. We require that all adults involved in Children or Youth Ministries, including staff, childcare workers, and volunteers, submit themselves for a background check as a safety precaution.


MinistrySafe is a safety training program that all volunteers (including teenagers), staff, and childcare workers are required to complete and renew every 2 years. MinistrySafe was created to help ministries meet legal standards of care and reduce the risk of sexual abuse using tools and technology tailored to fit the needs of churches, camps and ministry programs.


We are always looking for servants to help our children grow. It is so important for our kids to know that they are radically loved by the church. Don't worry about your abilities or experience. Join our team of servants to help provide a fun, safe and spiritual environment for our kids to grow in relationship with Jesus Christ. Fill out the form to tell us where you'd like to serve.