The world’s most popular sport continues to grow at the youth level in the United States. Upward Soccer programs will introduce young athletes to the game at an early age and quickly enable them to build their skills, speed, strength, and stamina. Our vision is to see Upward Soccer players develop mentally, athletically, spiritually, and socially, into total athletes who excel both on and off the field.
In 2014, Upward Sports announced the creation of an affiliate in the National Premier Soccer League (NPSL), known as the Upward Stars. The team, which began play in May 2014, is coached and managed by soccer veteran Paul Henson and is comprised of a combination of current college players and former professionals. Although the Stars are playing their home games at different fields across the Upstate during their inaugural season, eventually they will move to the Upward Star Center upon that facility’s completion in September 2014.
Our kids soccer leagues emphasize total player development, the building of team dynamics, and healthy competition. Specially designed game rules ensure that individual players get more touches with the ball and more opportunities to learn, grow, and succeed on the field.
What does a soccer player receive?
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Soccer camps provide athletes, parents, and churches with a week-long exposure to both the sport and to Biblical teachings, fun games and activities, and encouraging instruction. Traditionally offered in the summer and during other school breaks, camps ensure that young soccer players stay fresh and sharp in their offseason while also being taught important sports-related character lessons.
One-day soccer clinics provide a key overview to all elements of soccer, building out the basics while maximizing the level of activity and the amount of development feasible in the short time frame. Designed to focus on the foundations and fundamentals of the game, our clinic curriculum also includes quick, relevant devotions that can plant seeds for further spiritual investment beyond the program. Because of its simple nature, a clinic can be held practically anywhere: a small stretch of grass at your church or nearby park, or on an overseas mission trip.