Youth Sports


at Fruit Cove

Neil Muniz

SportsLife Minister

About Upward Sports

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.

FCBC offers Basketball and Cheerleading in the winter as part of the Upward ministry and Flag-Football with Cheerleading in the Fall. Upward volunteers are our church members and members of our community who come from all walks of life and are involved by praying for the program, coaching a team, refereeing a game, or sharing a devotion.

Upward programs are open to all members of the community regardless of their religious background.



FCBC Leadership is monitoring the Pandemic situation.
Your family's safety is paramount to us and of utmost importance.
With that in mind, we are considering an alternative
to the in-person evaluations we usually hold.

For those that register, we will keep you informed.

Upward Flag Football & Cheerleading

Football is K-3rd Grade Boys and Girls (Coed Teams)
Grades 4th-11th   -  see FLEX Football

Cheer is girls K-8th

Cost: $140.00
Receive a $20.00 discount if registered by August 1st.
Price includes:
Football - shorts, jersey, flags and belts.
Cheer - top, skort, hairbow, pompoms, megaphone.

GET 3 PEOPLE (NEW TO UPWARD) TO SIGN UP & GET A FREE SEASON!

Season Dates:   Player Evaluations will be Saturday, August 15th and 22nd
6:00p - 6:30p  Last Name A-L
6:30p - 7:00p Last Name M-Z
(no need to come to both, just pick the one that works best for your schedule.)
Last day to register will be August 22nd.

Practices begin Saturday, September 12th
Games begin Saturday, September 26th                 
End of Season Celebration - Sunday, November 15th

Click HERE to Register for Upward Flag Football and Cheer
Coaching discount - $55 off registration. 
Must Use code coach55
Click HERE to Register as a Football Coach for Upward or Flex
Click HERE to Register as a Cheer Coach
Click HERE to Register as a Referee/Volunteer

FAQ's

FLEX Football

4th – 11th Grade Boys & Girls (COED teams)
Grades K-3rd - see Upward Flag Football

Costs:    Regular Registration is $140, Early Bird Discount of $20 if registered before August 1st, 2020

Uniform/Gear purchase is made directly from FLEX for $110 at the time of registration. This is not gear that will only fit for one season, the soft-shell helmet and pads should fit longer than that. There is a “rental” option if you would like. If at the end of the season you would like to return the gear, then FLEX will refund $70 and you will be given paid return postage. This brings the actual cost down to just $40 to rent it for the season.

Season Dates:   Player Evaluations will be Saturday, August 15th and 22nd
6:00p - 6:30p  Last Name A-L
6:30p - 7:00p Last Name M-Z
(no need to come to both, just pick the one that works best for your schedule.)
Last day to register will be August 22nd.

Practices begin Saturday, September 12th
Games begin Saturday, September 26th                 
End of Season Celebration - Sunday, November 15th

More info: Please be sure to view the video above as it will give you a real good feel for what to expect in this new and exciting way to play football.

Practices will be on campus and coaches will have the option to offer up to a 90-minute practice and even two practices per week.

Games will always be on Saturdays and will last about an hour.

Player Safety is paramount to the SportsLife Ministry of FCBC and to FLEX Football. The equipment being used is more for the feel of the athlete to enjoy his/her experience than really being needed for safety reasons. Even though some contact is allowed, contact that is purposed in driving an athlete to the ground is NOT, leading with the head or shoulders is also NOT allowed. All the contact is focused on proper hand technique that will prove to be highly useful as your athlete grows and desires to play at the next level.

If you are concerned at all about your athlete’s safety as he/she plays with us, please know that there is likely a higher chance of injury as he/she plays basketball vs this style of football. The extra gear they will be wearing will help tremendously. Please also check out https://www.flexfootball.com/xo/ for more information.

Early Bird Discount - Register before August 1st and receive $20 off registration.
Must Use code earlybird20

Coaching discount - $55 off registration. 
Must Use code coach55


Click HERE to Register to Play Flex Football

Click HERE to Register as a Coach for Upward Flag or Flex Football
Coaches:  Click HERE for Rule Book

Click HERE to Register as a Cheer Coach

Click HERE to Register as a Referee/Volunteer

Basketball & Cheerleading

Check back the first of August for 2021 Basketball and Cheer Registrations.
Season runs from January thru March

Upward Basketball is for children in Kindergarten – 8th grade (separate boys and girls leagues are grouped by grade levels). 
The only exception is our Kindergarten division which will likely be coed.

Upward Cheerleading is for girls in Kindergarten – 8th grade.

FAQ's

Upward Stars Skills & Drills Academy

Has been cancelled due to the Corona Virus.

Please stay safe, and continue checking this website for more info on our Upward Program.


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