About Upward Sports


Established in 1995, Upward Sports is the world’s largest Christian youth sports provider. Upward Sports is the only organization that offers the 360 Progression™, a uniquely designed total sports experience that adapts and expands as players grow in their personal athletic journeys. The 360 Progression develops total athletes mentally, athletically, spiritually, and socially – producing players who excel both on and off the field. 

Today, approximately half a million players at more than 2,000 churches in 47 states participate in camps, clinics, and leagues through Upward Sports’ Recreation Division.
Please note Upward Sports MOV is a ministry of Fellowship Baptist Church of Vienna, WV and operates as a recreational children’s sports league.  Upward Sports MOV seeks to train and improve each athlete in the basics of the sport and facilitate sports competition in a positive, Christian atmosphere. 
Meet Butch Powell our Upwards Sports Director Butch Powell, former athletic director, teacher, and boys’ basketball coach at Nicholas County High School, was appointed Assistant Executive Director of West Virginia Secondary Schools Athletic Commission on September 1, 1997.  Powell comes to the Upward Sports Ministry with 28 years of teaching, coaching, and athletic administration experience including a five year tenure at Kingwood High School in Preston County.  Powell is also an inductee into the Alderson Broaddus College Battler Hall of Fame.  We are honored to have Butch as a partner in ministry as he leads our Upward Sports Ministry.