UPWARD SPORTS Mission Statement:
To introduce children to Jesus Christ by creating opportunities to serve through sports.
Cypress Baptist Church offers both a basketball league with games beginning in January and a soccer league with games beginning in September. Each league lasts for eight games, one per week. UPWARD SPORTS is for kids grades K-6. You do not have to be a member of our church to participate in the program.
UPWARD is more that a game. Each child will have fun learning or improving sport skills. Participating in this league will give each child a chance to experience good sportsmanship on and off the field or court.
While playing UPWARD SPORTS, each child will receive a special recognition award after every game and have the opportunity to develop new friendships. We provide evaluation times for each sport to better compose teams with equal skill levels. Then we place children on teams with coaches that will make a difference in a child’s experience as a sport participant, making a positive impact in the lives of their players and their families.
- The expectation of God moments - We believe that God is at work all around us.
- The life of integrity - We believe that how we live is more important than what we say.
- The discipline of excellence - We believe in serving that exceeds expectations.
- The priority of children - We believe that Every Child Is A Winner.
In UPWARD SPORTS we pledge to:
- Share the love of Jesus Christ with each player;
- Recognize the “winner” in every child;
- Prepare for practices and games;
- Teach the fundamentals of the game;
- Teach the Circle of Affirmation;
- Support the referee with positive comments;
- Distribute Upward Stars to build self-esteem in players;
- Let every child play in every game, no matter what skill level; and
- Always encourage and never criticize.