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Upward Sports Indoor Soccer leagues are now forming at First United Methodist Church of Allen. FUMC Allen is proud to host this recreational level of soccer where children can learn the fundamentals of the game and grow both on and off the court. Upward Soccer is designed for young athletes to discover their passion for the sport as well as improve their game through healthy competition. Through leagues, camps, and clinics, Upward Soccer strives to develop youth mentally, athletically, spiritually, and socially.

This indoor soccer league is for children in grades kindergarten through six.  Teams play 5v5 or 4v4, and athletes register individually, not as a team. Our youth soccer leagues emphasize total player development, the building of team dynamics, and healthy competition. 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 field.

Each player must attend one evaluation session on either Monday, March 4, or Thursday, March 7, from 5:30pm to 7:30pm in the FUMC Allen gym. Team practices begin on March 18. Each team will practice for one hour, one day per week, on a Monday, Tuesday, or Thursday evening.

FUMC Allen hosts a seven game season with games beginning on March 23. Players will play one game per week until May 4. We’ll also hold an end of season playoff tournament on May 4 for players in grades 4-6, with a celebration on Sunday, May 5.

Cost of the league is $100 per child, which includes at least seven games, a team uniform, and registration discounts for families with more than one child in the program. The last day to register is March 4.

Upward Sports Recreation Programs offer a variety of opportunities for young athletes to discover and refine their athletic skills while cultivating a passion for the sport. Through age-appropriate team play, athletes begin to build positive character traits that will allow them to encourage, strengthen, and motivate themselves and their fellow teammates. As they learn and follow game rules, young athletes will also learn the value of sportsmanship with a healthy competitive spirit.

Upward Sports athletes experience the 360 Progression, which is a uniquely designed sports experience that develops the total athlete mentally, athletically, spiritually, and socially. It is modeled in Luke 2:52 – “And Jesus grew in wisdom and stature, and in favor with God and man.” The 360 Progression helps young athletes discover and develop the skills they need to perform both on and off the field or court. It also creates individuals of strong character, confidence, and faith.

First United Methodist Church of Allen is located at 601 S Greenville Ave in Allen TX. For more information about the Upward program, contact Matt Cobb, Director of Sports and Recreation Ministry, at or call 972.727.8261. To register, visit

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