Upward Flag Football + Cheerleading
Established in 1995, Upward Sports is the world’s largest Christian youth sports provider. Upward Sports is the only organization that offers the 360 Progression™, a uniquely designed total sports experience that adapts and expands as players grow in their personal athletic journeys. The 360 Progression develops total athletes mentally, athletically, spiritually, and socially – producing players who excel both on and off the field.
Today, approximately half a million players at more than 2,000 churches in 47 states participate in camps, clinics, and leagues through Upward Sports’ Recreation Division.
BG Upward Sports has provide the community of Bowling Green with a flag football program since 2011. Upward Flag Football leagues (K-6th grade) offer a safe, dynamic, and competitive environment for young athletes to both discover and develop the skills and techniques necessary to succeed on both sides of the ball. In addition to flag football, we recently started offering an Upward cheerleading program for girls (2nd-6th grade) as of 2022.
Practices are once a week for 1 hour.
Game days are 1 hour every Saturday.
We provide skill based development, dynamic competition, and high focus on key positions. The driving purpose behind Upward Sports is a desire to help young athletes PLAY WITH PURPOSE which is why we have half time devotionals both during practice and game day!
1 championship game
4th- 6th Grade
1 championship game
Our program depends 100% on the support of volunteers who help ensure that our programs run smoothly and soundly. Coaches, referees, game day experience workers– there are so many different ways to get involved!
Impact the lives of young athletes by volunteering as a head coach! Use your talents and passion for sport to make sure each player feels welcome, appreciated, inspired, and confident. Be the one to teach young athletes the rules of the game, help them develop new skills through sport-specific drills, and instill a competitive spirit that will prepare them for success in the game, and in life. Don’t worry, Upward Sports will be there with you all along the way and provide all the resources you’ll need to instruct your team and have a lasting impact in their lives.
TIME COMMITMENT: 2.5-3 HOURS A WEEK (1 hour practice; 1 hour game; 30 minutes – 1 hour preparation time)
Make a difference in the lives of young athletes by helping the head coach teach both athletic skills and values for success on and off the field. Use this time to see if you might want to be a head coach in the future.
TIME COMMITMENT: 2 HOURS A WEEK (1 hour practice; 1 hour game)
Do you have a passion for the sport and have a working knowledge of the rules of the game? If so, use this gift to make an impact in the lives of young athletes as an Upward Sports Referee. Be the one who can make the necessary calls, uphold the integrity of the game, and help athletes improve their understanding of the sport. We need you!
TIME COMMITMENT: 1 HOUR A WEEK (normally on Saturdays)
Have questions or need more information? Please reach out to our league Directors
Tony and Emmily Hunter.