The BRIDGE Sunbury
Friday, February 22, 2019

Upward Soccer

Click here for 2019 Soccer Brochure
EVALUATIONS ARE THIS SATURDAY from 9am-1pm.  You may stop anytime between these hours.  It should take 30 minutes max depending on the line. 
UPDATE: EVALUATIONS WILL BE INSIDE due to the melting snow/wet conditions. Wear tennis shoes, not cleats please.
There will be a pancake & sausage breakfast if you are interested.  Money will go toward our new soccer shed.
The Share Box will be available as well.  Please consider donating your child's outgrown cleats/shin guards to share.  
Info at a glance:
(Most everything is the same as last year)
Grades kindergarten through 11th grade.
Brochures will come to the schools in February.
On-line registration will begin JANUARY 9 at midnight
Fees are $75/player; shorts optional at $14
Evaluation day:  February 23rd 9am-1pm
First practice:  Week of March 11th
First game:  March 30th
Last game/Celebration:  May 18th
Practices will still be Mondays, Tuesdays OR Thursdays at 6pm OR 7pm OR coach/team preferred time.
Games will all be on Saturday mornings (times not known yet but probably starting at 9am)
Scholarships are available-call the church office to request one.  These are fund dependent.  Anyone wanting to donate to the scholarship fund is gratefully accepted & appreciated!  
Coaches & referees are ALWAYS needed.  There will be a mandatory meeting Sunday, February 24th at 5pm.  This is a 10 week commitment, but very rewarding!  
Optional shorts are navy.
Check out our Facebook page at Upward Soccer The Bridge Sunbury for some pictures/videos of the past season.
 General info about our league:  
Please be cautious while driving in the parking lot.  There is a lot of traffic before & after games.  Our concern is for the safety of the kids as they get to & from their vehicles.  We have altered game times by 1/2 hour on Saturdays to make allowances for traffic AND to have more parking spaces available.  
Weather Policy:  
  • On practice nights, cancelling will be the sole decision of your coach.  If practice is cancelled, you will get a phone call/e-mail from them.  If you do NOT hear from your coach, assume you are practicing.  You can certainly call your coach & ask.  The church office will not know if your practice is cancelled.  
  • On game days & practice days, all play will be suspended for 30 minutes after the last lightening/thunder episode as determined by the head referee & league director.  Games have only been cancelled ONE TIME in the last 6 seasons!  God is good to us!     
  • Be ready to practice/play games in the rain!  
 Practice & Game Day Church Ground Rules 
  •  Please note the port-a-john beside the garage.  We ask that you & your children use this instead of going inside the church building.  We have AA meetings & other functions every night of the week & do not want to disturb them. 
  • Many times we have found children unsupervised in the church building during practice times.  Mostly they are siblings to the children who are practicing. Please make sure you know where your children are.  :) There are to be no unsupervised kids in the church.
  • Please also note that no children are allowed in the garage as well.  It is not child-proofed.   
  • Another concern for us is the parking lot.  As you come & go, be aware that children don't necessarily watch where they are going!  We want to keep them safe!  So please drive slowly & watch for them in case they dart out between cars. 
  • It is best if parents can stay during the practices if possible (especially kindergartners-4th graders).  If you are unable to stay or need to run an errand, please let your child's coach know how to reach you in case of an emergency. 
  • We appreciate all of your help in these areas!  If you have concerns that are not listed, please let your child's coach know, Leslie Buxton or the Pastor. 





 No matter which kids soccer league you choose, your Upward Soccer Experience will be fun for the whole family.



 Our Upward Soccer program:


  • Teaches sports skills and values
  • Allows ALL kids to join
  • Offers family friendly schedules
  • Provides equal playing time for every child, no matter the skill level
  • Teaches about God's love for us through His Son, Jesus
   Throughout the 10 week season, your child will explore and discover their love of the sport by playing at least half of every game. Kids will be individually recognized at each game and find positive role models in coaches, refs, and league volunteers.



 YOU CAN BE A PART OF UPWARD SOCCER by volunteering to coach, referee, or be a team parent!  This is an awesome way to get to know the kids, their families, and make a difference in the life of a child.  You may also donate funds to the Upward Soccer program through the church in the form of a scholarship for children who apply for financial assistance.  Please contact the church office for more info....and THANK YOU!!!!

  What do I need buy for my child to play soccer? 


 Shin guards are required to participate in practices & games.  You can find them at Meijer or any store like that for about $7 new. 


 Cleats are handy to have, but not required, in the slippery dew-filled mornings of play.  Many children who have outgrown their shoes/guards have donated them to the church for others to use. 


  Each child should have their own soccer ball to use during practice as well.  Size #3 for Kindergartners, 1st-2nd graders; size #4 for 3-4th graders; size #5 for 5th grade & up.