Upward Flag Football & Cheerleading


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Why Upward?

Upward Sports programming focuses on building a healthy competitive spirit and developing soccer skills in young athletes while reaching them with the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Our mission is based on Luke 2:52: “And Jesus grew in wisdom and stature, and in favor with God and man.”

Coaches, referees, and parents strive to help players develop mentally, athletically, spiritually, and socially through sports.

Families are busier than ever, so Upward Sports’ schedule of a single, one-hour practice and a one-hour game each week on Saturday is designed with you in mind! There are no tryouts, so every child will be placed on a team and have an equal opportunity to participate throughout the season. At TBC, we are able to welcome players and cheerleaders ranging from K5-8th grade as participants in our Upward Flag Football & Cheerleading league.


What's Included?

Included in each flag football player’s registration fee:
• Reversible jersey
• Flags
• Shorts (optional)
• Snack and drink after each game
• Wrist coach
• Football
• Practice cards & star stickers

Included in each cheerleader’s registration fee:
• Sleeveless cheer shirt
• Cheer skort
• Megaphone
• Practice cards
• Poster & star stickers
• Hairbow and pom-poms
• Snack and drink after each game


Important Dates

We hope to see you at Upward Flag Football & Cheerleading at TBC in 2024! Below is the tentative season schedule:

Sunday, May 4th - Registration Opens

Friday, July 19th - Early Registration Ends

Saturday, August 3rd - Player Evaluations

Friday, August 9th - Final Registration Deadline

Saturday, August 10th - Player Evaluations

Week of August 19th - Practices Begin

Saturday, September 7th - First Game

Saturday, October 26th - Final Game and End of Season Awards



Our volunteers are crucial to our Upward Flag Football & Cheerleading league. Coaches, referees, and other volunteers provide a Christ-like example for players and families. All of our volunteers serve to accomplish the mission of TBC’s Upward leagues: promoting the discovery of Jesus Christ through sports.

Coaches have the unique opportunity to invest ten weeks of their time, getting to know their players while teaching them the fundamentals of flag football or cheerleading and sharing the Gospel with them and their families. Referees serve on gamedays to enforce the rules of play, keep time, and help to maintain a positive and supportive atmosphere for players.

Can’t commit to serving as a coach or referee? Other volunteers are always needed to help on evaluation day, be a part of our league prayer team, work in the concessions stand, serve on the groundskeeper crew, and more! Reach out to our program director, Archie Collins, and he would be happy to help find a place for you to serve that best utilizes your skills and availability.



Contact Us

Program Director:
Archie Collins
upward.football@tbcnow.org | (336) 782-0670 


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