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Sports Ministry

Helping people find and follow Jesus through sports

Recreation

Youth Basketball / Cheerleading

Upward Basketball provides a fun environment built around healthy competition for kids, teaching skills for the sports arena and values for life.

Students

  • Practice once a week: Mon, Tue, Thur, Fri – 5:45, 6:30 or 7:15PM
  • Team devotions at every practice
  • Equal playing time for all participants

Divisions:

  • Basketball: K-8 Grade
    Registration opens Monday, October 2. Click here to register.
  • Basketball Cheerleading (Girls): K-6

Girls:

  • K-2 grade
  • 3-5 grade
  • 6-8 grade

Boys:

  • Kindergarten
  • 1-2 grade
  • 3-4 grade
  • 5-6 grade
  • 7-8 grade

Required evaluations for third through 8th grade on Saturday, November 11. 3rd-4th grade 10:00AM-12:00PM, 5th-8th grade 8:00AM-10:00AM.

Coaches

  • Invest in students’ lives through sports.
  • Lead one practice a week and one game a week.
  • Attend coach training.
  • Receive $40 for each team coached (a rebate will be given after attending coaches’ training).
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Referees

  • Invest in students’ lives by officiating games to help both teams have an enjoyable and safe experience.
  • Serve as an on the court/field coach.
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Game Schedule

To view the game schedule, please click the button below.

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Youth Soccer

Upward Soccer provides a fun environment built around healthy competition for kids, teaching skills for the sports arena and values for life.

Students

Registration

  • Registration: Early Bird–$115
  • Registration Fee increases to $130 on Monday, June 5, 2023
  • Last Day to Register: Friday, June 30, 2023

Details

  • Practices and games will be held at Dupree Park beginning Monday, August 7, 2023.
  • Practices will be on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, or Fridays.
  • Games will be on Saturdays.
  • Games will begin on Saturday, August 26, 2023.
  • Each team will play eight games.

Divisions

  • ​​Boys and Girls leagues
  • 4-5 year olds
  • 1-2 grade
  • 3-4 grade
  • 5-8 grade

Coaches

  • Invest in students’ lives through sports.
  • Lead one practice a week and one game a week.
  • Attend coach training.
  • Receive $40 for each team coached (a rebate will be given after attending coaches’ training).

Referees

  • Invest in students’ lives by officiating games to help both teams have an enjoyable and safe experience.
  • Serve as an on the court/field coach.

Evaluations

  • Evaluation Day for 3-8 Grade: Saturday, July 15, 2023 at Dupree Park
  • 3-4 Grade Boys and Girls 9:00-10:00AM
  • 5-8 Grade Boys and Girls 10:00-11:00AM
  • Scrimmage Style Evaluation: please wear active wear and shin guards. BRING WATER!
  • 4 years olds-2nd Grade will NOT have an evaluation, but can come double check jersey size.

High School Basketball

Students

Details

  • It is a compact season of eight games in three weeks. Each team will play one game on Friday nights and two games on Saturday for the first two weekends. The last weekend will be a tournament with semifinals on Friday and championships on Saturday.
  • Registration opens on February 7 and will close when all 36 spots for boys’ and girls’ divisions are full or on March 3.
  • Evaluations will be on Sunday, March 3.
  • Teams will practice for one hour on Monday or Tuesday night starting March 11.
  • Games Dates: (Each team will play one game in the morning and one in the afternoon on Saturdays.)
      • Friday, March 22nd
      • Saturday, March 23rd
      • Friday, April 12th
      • Saturday, April 13th
      • Friday, April 19th
      • Saturday, April 20th
  • Games will be four 10-minute quarters.
  • Running clock with exception of substitutions, timeouts (3 per game), and last two minutes of a game.
  • Mandatory substitution will be every five minutes until the last quarter. No mandatory substitution for the last quarter.
  • No full court pressure if a team is ahead by 20 or more points.
  • Registration price includes all costs including the price of a jersey.

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COACHING OPPORTUNITIES

Adult Basketball

Men’s Open Gym is open to anybody in the community. All participants must adhere to the rules of all Volunteer Supervisors. FBCW reserves the right to ask any participant that is not abiding by any rules to leave the FBCW campus.

Details

  • Men’s Open Gym ages 18 and above: Thursdays from 8:00PM to 10:00PM
  • Men’s Open Gym 18 and above: Monday, Wednesdays, and Fridays 7:00AM to 10:00AM
  • Men’s league will return in fall of 2024. League registration will open July 1.

Wellness Facilities

Exercise rooms are available to church members at no cost.

Hours

EXERCISE ROOM HOURS
Monday – Thursday 7am to 9pm
Friday – 7am to 10am
Saturday and Sunday – Closed

Exercise Rooms are open to FBCW Members, Guest of Members, or if you are involved in one of our ministries. Contact Contact Shea Ferguson at shea.ferguson@fbcw.net  for the access code.

OPEN GYM HOURS
Monday – Thursday 7am – 5:30pm
Friday – Sunday: Closed

Times are subject to change. Please note that the organized Men’s Open Gym runs Monday, Wednesday, and Friday mornings. See the Recreation page for more details.

Rules

  • Stop by the Sports Ministry Staff to fill out a user agreement form.
  • Groups of 5 or less may use the gym without a reservation if approved by the Sports Ministry Staff. Groups of 5 or more must reserve the gym for usage.
  • Students age 15 or younger must have a parent or legal guardian with them at all times.
  • A supervisor aged 21 years or older must be present to supervise at all times and be responsible for any damage.
  • Open Gym is first come, first serve. Shirts must be worn at all times and music played in the gym is NOT allowed. FBCW reserves the right to ask any participant that is not abiding by any rules to leave the FBCW campus.
  • Equipment orientation is available upon request. Contact Shea Ferguson at shea.ferguson@fbcw.net.

Walking Path

  • 1 mile, 1.25 mile, and 1.5 mile loop around the campus
  • The path begins at Kidzstock and is clearly marked with signs, arrows, and relevant scripture to meditate on.

Volunteer Opportunities

Blood Drive

We partner with the American Red Cross to host two blood drives each year.

Check back here soon for details on the next drive!

Internships

Are you a student who wants to gain experience in wellness and recreation within a church environment? At First Baptist Woodstock, interns can develop their skills by assisting in:

  • Facility supervision
  • Equipment maintenance
  • Recreation league seasons
  • Volunteer recruitment
  • Leadership training/development
  • Staff health promotion
  • Coordinating community resources

For more information contact Shea Ferguson at shea.ferguson@fbcw.net.

Volunteer

Do you have a passion for sports, love students, and have a desire to invest in others’ lives? Serve in our Sports Ministry! Contact Laynie Jones or David Cogliano to get involved.

Staff Contact Information:
For more information contact Shea Ferguson at shea.ferguson@fbcw.net.

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