Upward Flag Football and Cheerleading

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Upward Flag Football and Cheerleading Registration is open! The season begins with practices the week of September 4th and games begin Saturday, September 16th . Games and practices will take place at Southminster Presbyterian Church in Vestavia. Children in grades K5-4th grade are invited to join in the fun!

You can register at The Lighthouse or online by clicking the link below. Contact the Lighthouse at VHUMC, (205)822-9631, with questions or for additional information.

Registration Information

  • May 1- May 31: $95
  • June 1-August 22: $105
  • Late Registration: $115
  • Flag football jersey and shorts or cheerleading outfit included at no additional cost.
Online Registration



Everyone must attend one flag football evaluation or cheerleading outfit fitting. They will take place at the Lighthouse on the dates listed below:

  • K5 through 4th Grade- Monday, Aug. 21st (between 5:30-7:30pm)
  • K5 through 4th Grade- Tuesday, Aug. 22nd (between 5:30-7:30pm)

**No cleats needed for football evaluation


Program Schedule:

  • First practice – Monday, September 4th
  • First game – Saturday, September 16th
  • Awards celebration – Saturday, November 4th


About Our League

Upward Sports, the world’s largest Christian sports program for children, was created with a vision to provide the best sports experience possible for every child.


Football as a Ministry

The purpose of Upward Flag Football and Cheerleading is to fulfill God’s vision that He planned for us long ago by promoting:

  • Salvation—To share the love of Jesus Christ with everyone involved
  • Character—To help every child grow – spiritually, physically, mentally and socially
  • Self Esteem—To grow every child in their understanding and enjoyment of sports

Practice Nights

Participating in Upward Flag Football and Cheerleading is not only fun for your child, but a great fit for your family! Our league conveniently fits into your family’s schedule with a one- hour practice and one-hour game each week.

Teams practice one time per week on a set night (Monday, Tuesday or Thursday). Halfway through the practice all teams will take a break to share in the weekly devotion and scripture.

Game Day Experience

Game days are fun for the entire family. Invite friends, neighbors and grandparents to come enjoy 60 minutes of action. All players are given equal opportunity to play during the game.

Game days begin at 9:00am on Saturdays.

Throughout the season, your child will explore and discover a love of flag football by playing half of every game. Kids are individually recognized at each game and find positive role models in coaches and other sports volunteers.


During a break a devotion is presented to the kids at every practice. This is a short message with practical information straight from God’s word shared by a coach or parent volunteers.

Star Presentations

At the conclusion of each game, families and friends are invited to join the players and coach for the presentation of the stars. Every child receives a star each week as well as encouragement for his/her accomplishments.


For more information, please contact the Lighthouse at VHUMC (205)822-9631.