Upward soccer niles

2018 season Highlight video

Summit Church's Upward Soccer league serves the greater Niles, Michigan area. This past season marked our 9th year of soccer, and featured over 400 players ranging from 5 years old through 6th grade. We're excited to share some of the highlights from the 2017 season in the video below. 

  • The best way to get updates throughout the season is by following us on Facebook at Upward Soccer Niles. We will communicate special dates, potential cancellations, and updates to you. You can also use it to message us if you have questions.

More than a League

Upward Soccer programs around the nation make an effort to present an excellent sports experience while promoting positive Christ-centered values. We are not simply running a sports program. We are making an effort to impact our community and our kids for Jesus. 

League information

Summit Church's Upward Soccer league is 4 vs. 4 (5yrs - 2nd grade) and 7 vs. 7 soccer (3rd - 6th grade). We play on smaller fields and with fewer players than most leagues because this gives each player more opportunities with the ball and teaches them the necessary skills in a much better way. Smaller teams allow coaches to give more individual attention to each player as well. 


The league consists of 4 divisions, K-5, 1st-2nd grade, 3rd-4th grade, and 5th-6th grade. Each division is mixed gender, and we make an effort to spread gender and skill level out evenly across each team. 


The league runs from August - October. Ages are 5 yrs (by end of year) through 6th grade. Teams practice once per week, and all games are played on Saturdays. Every game and every practice is hosted at Harvest Fields, on the campus of Summit Church. 


Please direct question to upward@summitniles.com


To volunteer please fill out the form at this link

2018 Calendar

June 1 - Registration Opens

June 5 - Player Evaluation #1*

June 21 - Player Evaluation #2*

June 30 - Registration Closes

Aug 6 - First Week of Practice

Aug 18 - Opening Day/ First Game

Oct 6 - Closing Ceremony/ Last Game


*Evaluations are 5-7PM at Harvest Fields