Upward Sports

Upward Sports is a positive sports experience that offers both parents and kids exactly what they want in a sports league. Parents love the family-friendly schedule, welcoming environment and coaches who teach the sport without yelling. Kids love the fact that they get to play or cheer every game, make new friends and have fun learning new skills.

Upward youth sports leagues and camps:

  • Teach sport skills and values
  • Offer family-friendly schedules
  • Allow kids to make new friends
  • Provide equal playing time



TOUCHDOWN! For over nine years, the Upward Sports ministry at Brookfield Lutheran has been using sports as a conduit to share the love, truth, and hope of Jesus with kids and families.  Under outstanding leadership from the Upward Leadership Team and many generous volunteers from BLC and our community, the program has expanded from 75 kids to more than 350 kids in football, cheerleading, and baseball in recent years. It is not uncommon to see over 800 individuals here at BLC on a Saturday during game day!  We are excited about the potential for Upward Sports to connect even more people to life in Jesus in our community.


After years of strong foundation building, the current Upward Sport Director, Dave Heinkel, has decided to step down after this season.  We are sad to see Dave leave this program.  His passion and excellence in leadership have been a big part of the ministry's growth.  Brookfield Lutheran's commitment to the Upward Sports ministry remains strong, and the search has begun to hire a successor as soon as possible.  This is a paid, part-time position that varies in hours between peak and off-season.  Dave has graciously offered to stay on through the remainder of this year and assist with training another individual.


Further information can be found in the job description linked below or by reaching out to Mary Stafford-Nunez – mstafford@goblc.org.
Upward job description can be found by clicking HERE.

Upward Flag Football & Cheerleading, Upward Baseball

2021 Upward Flag Football & Cheerleading

Upward Flag Football registration is now closed.  If you have a question, please email upward@goblc.org

Volunteers Are Needed This Season

We need volunteers this season.  Coaches, Assistant Coaches, Referees, Concession Stand, Grill, Field Prep, Set-up & Take-down.

To see details and to volunteer please click HERE.

To volunteer as a coach, assistant coach, referee, email Dave Heinkel at upward@goblc.org.


Upward Flag Football runs from late-August through the end of October.

Practices are held Monday - Thursday at 5:30 or 6:30 pm.  

Games are held on Saturdays from September 11th - October 23rd.

Boys and Girls 1st - 8th grade in the 21-22 school year.  (Failure to register for the correct grade may jeopardize your child's registration due to capacity limits.)

Cost: $135 before June 1st, $145 after July 7th.

All players receive reversible jersey, flag belt, and player kit.  

Every participant must attend one Evaluation Day.  Evaluation Days will be held July 13th, 15th, and 21st.  A separate email will be sent once registration is complete to sign up for an Evaluation Day and time slot.

All practices and games are held on the Upward Fields at Brookfield Lutheran Church.

Interested in volunteering? Email upward@goblc.org

Upward Cheerleading

Girls 1st - 6th grade.

Cost: $135 before June 1st, $145 before July 7th. 

Cheerleaders will receive shirt, skort, and turtleneck.  

All cheerleaders must attend one evaluation to be sized for their uniform (same dates as Flag Football Evaluations).

Practice night will be determined based on coach availability.

Interested in volunteering? Email upward@goblc.org


2021 Upward Baseball League

Registration is currently closed.  We are now at a waitlist for baseball.

The season begins Wednesday, April 28th.

Every player must attend Evaluation Night on April 17th.  A separate link will be sent to you once your child(ren) is/are registered.

Practices will be held on Wednesdays from April 28th to June 9th at either 5:15 PM or 6:45 PM.

Games will be played on Saturdays May 8th, 22nd, and June 12th.

The season will wrap up on June 12th with our Celebration Day tailgate party!

*K5-Parents note:  1 parent is requested to stay with their child each session.  This will help you learn and then in turn help teach and guide your child.  This will enhance your child’s learning and your relationship.  Coach Heinkel has taught thousands of young baseball learners. 

Questions? Email upward@goblc.org








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