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Upward Soccer 2021

Upward Soccer Niles is excited to kick off our 2021 season. Registration closed July 1. Practices begin the first full week of August.

Check out our 2021 Upward Calendar below for more important dates. 

If you are interested in Joining our Upward team or have a question, please select the option below. 


Upward Soccer Niles 2021 Schedule

May 15 – In Person & Online Registration Opens

May 15 – Evaluation Day for K5-6th (10AM-12PM)*

June 22 – Evaluation Day for K5-6th (5PM-7PM)*

July 1 – Registration Closes

Practice begins first full week of August

August 14 – Opening Day (First Game)

August 21 – September 25 – Games 2-7

October 2 – Closing Day (Last Game)**

October 9 – Rain Date


*All participants in K5-6th grade are encouraged to attend one of the scheduled evaluations. 

 ** Ceremonies immediately follow each game. 


We will keep families updated of any schedule changes on our Facebook page.

Upward Fundraisers

Help Upward Soccer raise funds to support our 2021 season by attending our local restaurant fundraisers. 

Click on the restaurant below and show the ticket to your server! 

Buffalo Wild Wings: June 7, 2021

Panda Express: July 17, 2021

Hacienda (Portage): September 21, 2021

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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 through Thursday 9AM-12PM. 

If you need to get in contact with Summit Church Upward Soccer league, 

please email us or call (269)-340-7518.

More than a Game

Upward Soccer programs around the nation offer 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. 

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