Upward Soccer at Saint James United Methodist Church is a refreshing sports outlet for young children in Montgomery!
American culture places such an emphasis on sports and on the value of athletic success that many of us have lost sight of the truly important things our children need and should experience while they are so young and innocent. Over the last few years our three boys, all of whom are under 9 years of age, played other sports. We experienced life with three 90 minute practices a week for one child, and two 90 minute practices a week for the other two. We found ourselves exhausted and relatively unfulfilled as we chased after this idea of what we thought our children should be doing.
A couple of years ago our oldest two boys played their first season of Upward Soccer at Saint James UMC. We were thrilled to find that we had a single, one hour practice each week and a one hour game each Saturday. We found that our boys were able to play a sport, to learn new skills, and to get great exercise without forfeiting so much of the rest of our lives. But the most important thing we found was a Christ centered activity that nourished both the soul and body of our children. The devotions during practice and at halftime during the games provide relaxed opportunities for the Christian fellowship that our world today so desperately needs. I am now in my second season coaching Upward Soccer and we find ourselves, both parents and children, reaping the benefits of this wonderful program.
~ Steve & Bridget ~
Join us for an Upward Soccer Celebration this Sunday, October 30th from 4:30-5:00! Don’t forget about Fall Festival activities from 5:00-6:30! Find out more at sjlife.com