Ministry Supporters

Upward Sports is dedicated to promoting the discovery of Jesus through sports, and we realize the mission is much bigger than us. Upward Sports works with other organizations that will help us increase our ministry reach, promote our programs, or invest in our leaders and athletes. It’s with the support of great organizations like these that we are able to create a better sports experience for athletes, parents, and coaches all across the nation.

Check out the boxes below for more information on each of these organizations!

National Sponsors

  • Academy Sports

    Academy Sports + Outdoors is a premier sports, outdoor and lifestyle retailer with a broad assortment of quality hunting, fishing, and camping equipment and gear along with sports and leisure products, footwear, apparel and much more. The Academy Sports + Outdoors philosophy is to deliver an unparalleled shopping experience by providing convenience, offering a broad selection of quality products, delivering exceptional customer service and selling the right stuff at everyday low prices. Academy is proud to be the official sponsor of Upward Sports.

    Find out how to become a national sponsor!

Program Resource Providers

  • Winning Youth Coaching

    Upward Sports is passionate about reclaiming the game of youth sports and helping coaches focus on the whole athlete. That’s why we’re joining up with the Winning Youth Coaching podcast for their upcoming eight-week series on the Four Cornerstones of Championship Culture, which will feature interviews with great youth sports coaches around the country. The series will be broken down into four topics: Core Values, A Cause Bigger Than Yourself, Empowering and Defining Roles, and the Role of Captains and Leadership Development. New episodes will be released each Monday starting Feb. 6, 2017, and can be found at or any podcast-catcher app (just search for Winning Youth Coaching). Tune in to learn more about how you can continue to cultivate a championship culture with your team.

  • Rice Bowls

    Rice Bowls is a great mission project to get your players engaged by fostering healthy relationships of putting others' needs above your own. Our service project helps your athletes put things in perspective and gets them involved in something larger than themselves by helping provide healthy food to orphaned children in need.

  • Orange

    For years, Upward Sports has been using Orange curriculum for our athletes’ devotions, and we have seen many give their lives to Christ. Orange strategically designs their curriculum to meet students where they are cognitively, spiritually, physically, emotionally, and socially which aligns perfectly with our 360 Progression. Upward Sports is excited to partner with this great mission-aligned organization to further the gospel of Jesus Christ. 

    Find out how to become a program resource provider!