Upward Sports

Flag Football

Upward Flag Football is for boys and girls in grades 1-5 for the current school year.  Call (850) 326-6268 with additional questions. Our football teams are co-ed and are divided into a 1st-2nd grade division and 3rd-5th grade division. The league provides a fun environment built around healthy competition for kids while remaining focused on sharing the Gospel of Jesus Christ. 

PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS

Practices are once a week for 1-hour. 

Games are once a week for 1-hour. 

Team Devotions at Every Practice. 

Equal Playing Time for All Participants.

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WHERE WILL GAMES AND PRACTICES BE HELD?
This season game days will be on Saturdays in October. We will play in the morning hours at the Upward Field located right beside the church.  Games typically start at 8:30 am and are not scheduled later than 12:00 p.m. All practices will be conducted at the same field during the week.  Practices are one day a week on either a Monday, Tuesday, or Thursday and are only one hour long, so your child will have only one 1-hour practice per week. 

WHAT SIZE FOOTBALL WILL MY CHILD USE?
The ball sizes for each division:
1st and 2nd Grade: Pee Wee or Size 5
3rd thru 5th Grade: Junior or Size 6


WHAT COLOR ARE OUR JERSEYS THIS SEASON?
The 2020 colors will be blue, orange, and white. 

WANT TO COACH, REFEREE OR VOLUNTEER? 
Please check out our volunteer section below and complete the steps as outlined. 

WHAT ARE THE RULES SPECIFIC TO UPWARD?
See rules unique to the Upward league at FBC Chipley here. 

HOW WILL COVID-19 IMPACT THE LEAGUE?
While the COVID situation is still something to be taken seriously and is ever-changing, we are cautiously optimistic that we will be able to have a season. That said, aspects of this season may look different. We are still trying to figure all of that out, but our goal is to play football as we have done in the past. Understand, we want to make the BEST decision for you and your family. There is no possible way we can "social distance" while playing flag football. If you are not comfortable with this, please do not register your athlete. 

   Important Dates

 

Registration Opens: June 10, 2020

Evaluation Day: Saturday, September 12, 2020 (REVISED)

First Practice:  Week of September 21, 2020 (REVISED)

First Game: Saturday, October 3, 2020 (REVISED) 

Last Game: Saturday, October 31, 2020

End of the Year Celebration: Saturday, October 31, 2020 (REVISED)

                 

Volunteers and Coaches

We enlist a large group of volunteers to bring our league to life! There is a place for you to serve no matter what your skill set is. It takes many volunteers, so yes, we would love to have you on our team.
 

STEPS TO BECOMING A COACH/VOLUNTEER IN OUR LEAGUE

1. Learn more about our expectations: Upward Coach Expectation Packet (.pdf download)

2. Complete the Online Upward Volunteer Application Form.

3. Complete the CRIMINAL BACKGROUND CHECK  and e-mail to The background check is not required if we already have one on file with within the last 3 years.

4. Attend our coach training (please speak with our Upward leadership about training opportunities)

More helpful coach info: Official Upward Coach Site.