Upward Sports (K5 - 6th Grade)


Please take a moment to review all of the important information below.

Registration cost is $85.00 per player. (uniform and End of Season gift included in cost)
The program is open to boys and girls from K-5 thru 6th grade only. Under five (5) years of age will not be accepted for safety reasons.
Registration brochures will be available in the church office June 1, 2018.
Registration can be completed in the church office after June 1, 2018, Monday thru Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., online, or at the day of evaluations.
Deadline for ONLINE registration is Sunday, August 12, 2018. Registration fees must be PAID IN FULL before uniform can be specially ordered.
Initial large teams uniform order is anticipated to be placed on August, 17, 2018.
Late registration after August 17, 2018. Unfortunately we cannot guarantee uniform will be received before first opening games and picture day.

IN-PERSON EVALUATION AND UNIFORM SIZING is Saturday, August 11, 2018 only. (1-day only)
All players MUST attend the evaluations.
No skill is required to play. Our unique substitution system ensures all participants play.
Parent or Guardian MUST be present.
Flag Football skill drills will be conducted for grades 1 thru 6. Kinder grade doesn't need to perform skill drills but can participate for fun.
Each player will run through six (6) skill drills station and receive a score.
Please wear loose fitting clothing.
Please bring water.
Cleats recommended for safety. Rubber sole cleats only. NO METAL TIP CLEATS WILL BE ALLOWED IN THE PROGRAM.
Uniform sizing is done on the day of evaluations. ALL players need to be fitted for uniforms.
The SAMPLE uniforms ARE NOT the actual uniforms but for sizing only.
The actual player uniform will be ordered.
Please be sure of the size uniform to be ordered. Please do not guess a particular size. This includes jersey and shorts.
Sunrise Church DOES NOT stock uniforms, and is not responsible for incorrect size orders. Exchanges are done at additional cost of $20.00

TEAM DRAFT (staff only)
Week of August 13th thru 17th.

Week of September 3rd thru 7th. Monday, September 3rd is the Labor Day holiday. Some teams may reschedule their 1st practice to make-up another night.
Exact night and time of practice will be determined upon completion of the team draft with coach availability. Parents will be notified by staff or Head Coach.
Team practice night and time will not change for the entire 11-week season.
Practices will not begin any earlier than 6:00 p.m.

SEASON GAME SCHEDULE (The season consists of 8 Saturday games)
Game #1   September 22, 2018 (Picture Day)
Game #2   September 29, 2018
Game #3   October 6, 2018  (Picture Day make-up)
Game #4   October 13, 2018
Game #5   October 20, 2018
Game #6   October 27, 2018
Game #7   November 3, 2018
Game #8   November 10, 2018 

Saturday, November 17, 2018
10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Located in the Sunrise Church Auditorium

IMPORTANT PLEASE READ. Upward Sports will be on break upon completion of Flag Football. 2019 season sports TBA.



On behalf of Sunrise Church in Rialto, California, I want to thank you for your interest and more importantly registering your child to participate in the Upward Sports Program. We understand there are other “city leagues” that your child(ren) can participate in; however, they are nothing like what you and your child will experience here in our league. One special note is that your child is guaranteed to play in each game based on the unique substitution program Upward Sports offers. Coaches in most “city leagues” pick players based on personal preference and skill level, resulting in some players not getting the opportunity to play, based on their skill level, and feeling left out. It’s usually motivated by the need to “win” attitude from the coach. The Upward Sports Program institutes a unique substitution system that ensures all players get fair opportunity to play.

Upward Sports is a faith-based sports program open to boys and girls, K5 through 6th grade. The mission of Upward Sports is to promote the discovery of Jesus Christ through sports. We offer a “safe and friendly” environment where your child will have fun learning the season sport, be introduced to Jesus Christ through the "Mid-Practice Huddle" time spent during practices, understand the concept of "being part of a team", and experience the 360 Progression which includes growing mentally, athletically, spiritually, and socially. Upward Sports athletes grow in character, confidence, faith and sportsmanship during their personal athletic journeys, and become more than just an athlete.

Currently we offer the sports Flag Football and Soccer. Each season is eleven (11) weeks and consists of three (3) weeks of practices before eight (8) weeks of games. Practices during the season are one (1) night a week for one (1) hour. Games are one (1) hour only and held on Saturday's here at Sunrise Church in Rialto. At the end of the season we hold an End of Season Spectacular which includes; fun interactive activities for kids, individual team recognition, entertainment, presentation of the gospel, a slide-show presentation, and awards presented to the players. Each player is encouraged to invite all family and friends to the event.

The Upward Sports program here at Sunrise Church operates solely on volunteers. We have many positions available based on your level of commitment and availability, and are constantly looking for volunteers to help support the ministry. If you are interested in becoming a volunteer, please feel free to contact me directly, click the "CLICK HERE TO VOLUNTEER" button above, or fill out a volunteer/communication slip at the church. We are excited and looking forward to a fun and exciting season. Thank you for your support. Volunteers fuel the experience! Christ IGNITES IT!

For any questions that you might have, please feel free to contact the Upward Sports Ministry Director Scott Herring at (909) 875-5566, ext 116, or via email at sherring@sunrisechurch.org.