Sports for Kids
Throughout the year VHUMC hosts a myriad of sports and recreational opportunities for your kids. These include soccer, football, basketball and cheerleading. Check back regularly to see the what season is coming up next!
Upward Soccer is designed for young athletes to discover their passion for the sport as well as improve their game through healthy competition. Upward Soccer strives to develop youth mentally, athletically, spiritually, and socially. You may register online or in person at the VHUMC Lighthouse. During the season, athletes will learn the foundations and fundamentals of soccer in a fun, fast-paced environment. Intentional soccer skill instruction is taught to maximize the amount of development possible in the short time frame.
Upward Basketball is designed to build athletic skills, character, confidence, and spirit. Upward Basketball program is committed to developing your child mentally, athletically, spiritually, and socially. Players will develop a love for basketball and a healthy competitive spirit, as well as discover skills necessary to succeed both on and off the court. The game format and rules are designed to teach the game at an age specific level that grows with each young athlete.
Registration for the next Upward Basketball season will take place from September27th through October 22. All games and practices will take place in the Lighthouse Gym at Vestavia Hills United Methodist Church. Games are played on Saturdays starting on November 13th through January 22nd. Practice starts 2 weeks before the first game. Registration cost is $110, which includes game jersey, shorts, practice shirt, Upward basketball and trophy.
Upward Cheerleading introduces athletes to the basics of the sport. Cheerleaders will learn numerous cheers, chants, and pom routines while discovering how to engage and excite the crowd. During the season, coaches focus on building out the basics and providing an overview to all elements of cheerleading. To maximize the amount of development in the short time frame, the foundations and fundamentals of the sport are the focus and the intentional cheer skill instruction is presented in a fun, fast-paced environment.