Using the Power of Sports to Share the Gospel in the Lake Area

Upward Ministry

Founded in 1995 out of a church in Spartanburg, South Carolina, Upward founder Caz McCaslin had a passion for sports and a deep desire to reach his community. He created a sports experience that met the unmet needs of children and their families, focused on the sports experience and sharing the love of Jesus Christ. This vision for one community quickly grew into a team of individuals committed to supporting churches everywhere to maximize their unique resources and personalities to serve and meet the needs of their communities.

Today, there are over 2,800 Upward sports experiences across the U.S. serving hundreds of thousands of young athletes playing basketball, soccer, cheerleading, volleyball, and flag football. What began as a local, recreational basketball league focused on reaching the surrounding community with the message of Jesus Christ has grown into a nationwide movement helping churches use sports to engage their local communities with the gospel.

Upward Leagues at Trinity

We offer Upward Basketball, Upward Flag Football, Upward Volleyball, and Upward Soccer for a range of ages.

Frequently asked questions

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  • What sports do you offer?

    We offer Upward Basketball, Upward Flag Football, Upward Volleyball, and Upward Soccer for a range of ages.

  • How do I get started?

    We post registration links here on our site. For more information or to register, you can also call us at 337-310-8424.

Loving Jesus. Loving People. Sharing hope.

We're using the power of sports to share the Gospel in the Lake Area.

A player is awarded at Upwards closing day