Upward Sports, the world's largest Christian sports league for kids, has become the place to play fun sports for over half a million families in the United States and Canada. Last year, nearly 550,000 K5 through sixth-graders had a great kids basketball, kids soccer, kids flag football or kids cheerleading experience through one of over 5,000 leagues and camps.


By providing a fun sports experience based on healthy competition, Upward Sports Leagues help kids develop skills for the sports arena and values for life. Upward Sports uses the universal language of sports to connect with kids at a critical age and help them discover and build athletic skills, values, self-confidence and a life-long love of the game. That’s why our youth sports leagues and kids sports camps provide them with the best sports experience possible!


At Upward Sports, families matter. Our league gives families all the benefits of participating in team sports while protecting them from hectic travel schedules and the win-at-all costs mentality that burns out young athletes. With just a one-hour practice and one-hour game each week, our league conveniently fits into busy family schedules.


At First Baptist Church Festus - Crystal City we offer soccer leagues. Upward Sports provides opportunities for the members of our church, and the community at large, no matter what denomination, to become meaningfully involved in the sports ministry of First Baptist Festus - Crystal City. These opportunities include coaching or assistant coaching, a prayer partner, a concession worker, and much more.


Upward Game Dates 2018

1st Game Date (7Apr2018) - Postponed and will reschedule
2nd Game Date (14Apr2018)
3rd Game Date (21Apr2018)
4th Game Date (28Apr2018)
5th Game Date (5May2018)
6th Game Date (12May2018)
7th Game Date/Awards Ceremony (19May2018)