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Upward Soccer Player Registration

Our 2020 Upward Soccer Player Registration is open from June 1 through July 8. 

Click here to register your child today! 

For questions, please call 269-340-7518 or email us at upward@summitniles.com.

More than a Game

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 (3rd - 6th grade) soccer. 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 Summit Fields, on the campus of Summit Church. 


Our Upward office hours are Monday, Wednesday and Thursday

9AM - 12PM & 12:30-1:30 PM

Upward Phone Number: 269-340-7518.

Upward Email: upward@summitniles.com


To volunteer please click here.

2020 Upward Soccer Calendar

June 1 - Registration Opens

June 27 - Evaluations for 3rd-6th (9-11AM)*

July 7 - Evaluations for 3rd-6th (5:30-7:30PM)*

July 8 - Registration Closes
Practice begins first full week of August

August 15 - Opening Day (First Game)

August 22 - September 26 - Games 2-7

October 3 - Closing Ceremony (Last Game)**

October 10 - Rain Date


*All participants in grades 3rd-6th are encouraged to attend one of the scheduled Evaluations. 

There are no Evaluations for K-2nd grade this year.

** Ceremonies immediately follow each game


We will keep families updated of any

schedule changes on our Facebook page.

Our 2020 Upward Soccer Season!

Summit Church is gearing up for another season of Upward Soccer! Check out this video from our League Director on how you can coach or volunteer with Upward this year! You can apply to be a coach here.

Salvador's Story

Watch as Salvador shares his story from the 2019 season and the incredible impact

it had on his team! If you are interested in coaching, fill out this form

  • 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 other updates. You can also use it to message us if you have questions.

2019 Highlight video