Upward Soccer at Hampstead United Methodist Church is for both girls and boys beginning with 3 and 4 year olds through 5th grade. We practice for one hour once a week and the first practice week begins February 25, 2019 with the earliest practice beginning at 5:00pm. March 9, 2019 will be our first game day and every team will play one game for one hour. Games will continue for 8 weeks. All games and practices are held on the church campus which requires no travel. Our fields are beautifully groomed, irrigated, and privately owned by Hampstead United Methodist Church. The cost of the program is $65 which includes; jersey, socks, water bottle, car magnet, star award poster, and the end of the season award. (This is not a trophy). Shorts are optional for an additional cost of $15, and cleates are strongly recommended.
Each week, at practice, teams gather for devotion time. Scripture is read and children are encouraged to memorize and participate in the scripture lesson. Each child will earn a green star at practice, and a different colored star at each game. The stars are presented on game day to those who have achieved best effort, sportsmanship, best defense, best offense, and the ever popular, Christ like. Every game begins with prayer conducted by the referees. At Hampstead United Methodist Church we aim to guide the children on to a spiritual path while learning important morals and values to carry through life. Upward Soccer is a sports ministry that allows us to incorporate these values with the skills of playing soccer, all while building confidence and self esteem of each individual.
Upward Soccer is designed for young athletes to discover thier passion for the sport as well as improve their game through healthy competition. All athletes whether seasoned in sports or new to the sports arena , are encouraged to join us. We emphasize total player development, mentally, athletically, spiritually, and socially. Specially designed game rules ensure that individual players get more touches with the ball and more opportunities to learn, grow, and succeed on and off the fields. The Upward Soccer program aims to enable young athletes to build their skills, speed, strength, and stamina so they can compete at the next level. Joins us for an unforgettable season of soccer!