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 flag football, 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 Soccer

K4 - 6th Grade

Registration is Closed

Upward Soccer programs aim to quickly enable participants to build their skills, speed, strength, and stamina so they can compete at the next level. Register your boys and girls, K4 - 6th grade for Upward Soccer. Teams will be coed, and all skill levels are welcome.

PROGRAM SCHEDULE
  • First Practice Week - Monday, Mar 2, 2020
  • First Game - Saturday, Mar 28, 2020
  • Awards Celebration - Saturday, May 16, 2020
VOLUNTEERS

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

Volunteer Now→

Upward Basketball

5th - 8th Grade

Registration is 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 for 5th - 8th grade will be in the Spring. Teams will be coed, and all skill levels are welcome.

PROGRAM SCHEDULE
  • First Practice Week - Monday, Feb 3, 2020
  • First Game - Saturday, Feb 22, 2020
  • Awards Celebration - Saturday, Apr 25, 2020
VOLUNTEERS

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

Volunteer Now→

Sports Camps

Throughout the year, and particularly over the summer, we offer multiple sports camps, including:

  • Cheerleading
  • Soccer
  • Dodgeball
  • Basketball
  • All-Stars (intro to a variety of sports for pre-school)
  • Triumph (an extension of VBS)

Sports camps sign ups will be available on the Kids Camps page in the Spring.

Learn More→

Upward Football

Upward Flag Football is a great alternative to full-contact football. Flag football teaches the basics of the game and provides a safe environment for your child to learn and hone their skills. Check back here for registration updates.

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. Upward flag football in the fall, and soccer and basketball in the spring. Learn more below. If registration is open, please follow the link to register.

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.