About Recreation Ministry

We offer Upward Basketball, Cheerleading, and Soccer for children and youth. Upward emphasizes all-round development of the player mentally, physically, spiritually, and socially. The goals of Upward are to:

  • Promote character and self-esteem in every child;
  • Help players learn to make wise decisions;
  • Improve physical abilities;
  • Recognize and embrace life’s purpose;
  • Foster healthy relationships;
  • Allow each child to connect with God and others.

We are looking for volunteers with a passion for God and a love for children who are willing to invest 2 hours a week. Sign up to coach a soccer team, basketball team, cheerleading squad, or referee.

During the summer, we offer one week, half-day basketball and cheer camps. These camps enable participants to enhance their skills and continue the emphasis on developing the total person.

If you have any questions, please email Chris Rogers

Upward Soccer registration is Now Open

Registration is now open for the 2022 spring soccer at MUMC! We have two different registration links.  Please make sure you pick the correct one.  If you played during Fall 2021 at MUMC (and still have the uniform), pick returning player.  If you did not play during Fall 2021 or need a new uniform, pick new player.  For spring soccer, we typically try and keep teams together from the fall, if possible.  If you want to make a change, please make sure to note that in the comments during registration. As with fall soccer, we will have divisions for 3 year olds through 8th graders, and all divisions will likely be co-ed. To register your RETURNING player, click below (registration fee is $70 with a $15 discount if you register by March 5). To register your NEW player, please use this link (registration fee is $135 with a $15 discount if you register by March 5.

Evaluations

Evaluations will be Saturday, March 5 from 8:30-11AM at the church.  Only new registrations need to attend evaluations.  Just a reminder that these are not tryouts.  They are a way to gauge skill level, and, after other factors (coach requests, carpooling, practice night requests), the results of evaluations may be used to balance team rosters.  It is also a great way to introduce your athlete to the facility (especially if it is their first season) so they are more comfortable at the first practice.

Practices

Practices will start the week of March 21.  We will practice Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday at 5:30PM and 6:30PM.  Your athlete will practice once per week.

Games

The first games will be April 2, and we will play 7 games.  We will not have games on Easter weekend (April 16).  Our last game and the end-of-season celebration will be on May 21.

Basketball & Cheer Camp Registration is Now Open!

Basketball and cheer camp are June 6th – 10th, 12:30 – 5:00 PM, immediately after VBS. We cannot wait to see the gym and Kasey Mogle full of athletes! This is also a great opportunity for youth to earn service hours for high school. Info for this year’s camp: 
  • Masks are optional but not required 
  • Basketball campers are children currently in 2nd – 5th grade 
  • Cheer campers are children currently in 1st – 5th grade 
  • Volunteers for either camp are currently 6th graders to adults 
  • The registration fee for either camp is $50, which includes a T-shirt, snacks, and a pizza party on Friday 
To register, please use the following links: 

If you have any questions, please email Chris Rogers

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