Upward Sports

Upward Flag Football and Cheer Leading is an exciting family-friendly ministry of First Baptist. We have co-ed football and cheer leading teams for children in grades 5-year Kindergarten through grade 8. Registration begins the last full week of May for this fall sports experience.

Ways to register

Register online
Upward Sports website, here.

By mail
Mail in registration form and payment to:

First Baptist Church Upward League
12716 Warwick Blvd.
Newport News, VA 23606

At the church office
Church office between 8:30 AM and 4:30 PM, Monday-Friday

You can also register at Upward registration and evaluation days.

Football Registration fees

The football registration fee covers:

  • Jersey (reversible)
  • Flag belt and flags
  • Game play wristband holder
Cheerleading Registration Fess

Cheerleading is fun with Upward as cheerleaders cheer for all teams. The girls learn cheers, chats, and pon pom routines. The registration fee for cheer leaders covers:

  • Cheer uniform (top and skorts)
  • Pon poms
  • Megaphone
  • Hair bow
  • Car magnet
  • End of season gift
Evaluation Days

All football players need to attend an evaluation. These are not try-outs as all children will be accepted on a team. The evaluation scores help us balance the teams, helping all children have a positive game experience. Football players will run through several drills that will take about 30 minutes. Both football and cheerleaders will be sized for uniforms at the Evaluation Day.

Want to sign up for Upward football?

Upward volunteers

Our Upward league is run by volunteers. Here are ways you can help:

• Football Coach
• Cheer Coach
• Referee
• Team Parent
• Set-up (8 a.m. each game day)
• Clean-up (following last game)
• Leadership Team
• Field Maintenance

To volunteer, please contact upward@fbcnn.org.

Sunday

8:30 a.m.
Traditional Service

9:45 a.m.
Sunday School

11 a.m.
Contemporary Service

12:30 p.m.
Hispanic Service

Wednesday

5 p.m.
Family Night Supper

6 p.m.
Music Ministry Groups
Youth Ministry Groups
Children’s Ministry Groups

6:30 p.m.
Hispanic Ministry Study

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Sunday

8:30 a.m.
Traditional Service

9:45 a.m.
Sunday School

11 a.m.
Contemporary Service

12:30 p.m.
Hispanic Service

Wednesday

5 p.m.
Family Night Supper

6 p.m.
Music Ministry Groups
Youth Ministry Groups
Children’s Ministry Groups

6:30 p.m.
Hispanic Ministry Study

Follow Us

First Baptist Church, Newport News  | 12716 Warwick Blvd, Newport News, VA 23606 • (757) 930-0911 |  Email: staff@fbcnn.org

First Baptist Church, Newport News
12716 Warwick Blvd, Newport News, VA 23606
(757) 930-0911 • Email: staff@fbcnn.org