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

Registration Closed

Upward Basketball teaches the basics of the game and provides a safe environment for your child to learn and hone their skills. Upward Basketball Fall Season for 1st - 4th grade starts in August. Teams will be coed, and all skill levels are welcome.

PROGRAM INFO
  • Registration is closed
  • Girls & Boys, 1st - 4th Grade
  • First Practice Week - August 2
  • First Game - Saturday, August 21

VOLUNTEERS

Volunteers  are needed for coaches, referees and other positions. Sign up now to make a difference in the life of a child.

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Upward Little Kickers Soccer

Preschool (3-5 yr olds)

Registration Closed

Upward Soccer introduces players to the basics of soccer in a faith based setting creating a love for the sport. They will learn basic concepts like ball control and dribbling. Upward Little Kickers Soccer is for ages 3-5 and starts in September. Teams will be coed, and will practice and hold games on Saturday mornings.

PROGRAM INFO
  • Registration is closed
  • Girls & Boys, 3-5 yrs
  • First Practice Week - September 4, 2021
  • First Game - Saturday, September 11 (after practice)

VOLUNTEERS

Volunteers  are needed for coaches. Sign up now to make a difference in the life of a child.

Volunteer→

Upward Soccer

1st - 6th Grade

Registration Ends August 28

Upward Soccer introduces players to the fun game of soccer in a faith-based setting creating a love for the sport. They will learn basic concepts like ball control, dribbling and more. Upward Soccer is for grades 1st-6th and starts in September. Teams will be coed and practice 1 night a week. Games are held Saturday mornings. All skill levels welcome.

EVALUATIONS - All players must attend one evaluation
  • 1st -- 3rd Graders - Saturday, August 21, 8:30 - 10am
  • 4th - 6th Graders - Saturday, August 21, 10 - 11:30am
PROGRAM INFO
  • Early registration $105 ($125 after August 7)
  • Coach & Sibling discounts available
  • Deadline August 28
  • Girls & Boys, 1st - 6th Grade
  • First Practice Week - September 13, 2021
  • First Game - Saturday, October 2

Register Now→

VOLUNTEERS

Volunteers  are needed for coaches. Sign up now to make a difference in the life of a child.

Volunteer→

About Upward Sports

Purpose

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.

Development

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

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.

Volunteer

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.