Our Mission

To be a point of entry and connection to our community while embodying Christian values through sports 

  • 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, developing athletes mentally, athletically, spiritually, and socially – producing players who excel both on and off the field. Click here for more information about Upward Sports™.


  • Coaches and referees provide a great sports experience while connecting with players and sharing the love of Jesus Christ.

Coach & Referee Application/Background Check Form

Here are some thoughts about coaching from the founder of UPWARD Sports.

Please complete this form to volunteer for Upward Sports™ at First Baptist Maryville: