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 fall soccer season at MUMC. The fee for soccer will be $130. There is a $15 discount if you register by August 20, the day of evaluations. This season, we will have divisions for 3 year olds through 8th graders.  Most likely, all divisions will be co-ed, but the final decision will depend on how many registrations we have in those divisions and on the availability of coaches.

Scholarships

There are limited scholarships available. We ask that you volunteer as a coach or in the concession stand as a recipient of a scholarship. Please contact Chris Rogers with any questions or for more information.

Evaluations

Evaluations will be Saturday, August 20 from 8:30-11AM.  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 September 5.  Your athlete will practice once a week on either Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, or Friday at 5:30PM or 6:30PM.

Games

The first game will be Saturday, September 17.  We will play 7 games.  There will not be a game on October 1 because of the craft fair.  The final game and end-of-season celebration will be on November 5. All practices and games will be on the fields behind MUMC.

Volunteer to Coach!

We will need coaches!  If you are interested in coaching this fall, contact Chris Rogers (including those of you that are returning from the spring). First come, first served for practice day and time!  So, let me know your division, when you want to practice, and your team’s name.

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