Youth Sports

Youth Sports

Developing athletes with strong character, confidence, and faith.

Youth sports are a key component to the ministry of First Baptist Jackson and our community.

Centershot Archery

Centershot Ministries uses the life-skill of archery as a tool to reach our community with the Gospel of Jesus Christ. In this 8-week program, children and adults of all ages learn the fundamentals of archery, and how the same principles can help us to build a strong foundation for a relationship with Jesus Christ

Upward Sports

Upward is the world’s largest Christian sports league for children. This first-class sports programming provides a fun sports experience based on healthy competition for kids, teaching skills for the sports arena, and values for life. 

Grizzlies Basketball

Grizzlies Basketball is similar to Upward basketball but for children looking for a more competitive experience. The Grizzlies league allows for teams to sign up together or for individuals to sign up who will then be placed on a team.  

Youth Sports through Summer Camps

In the summer, we offer half-day and all-day camps for kids. Though these camps vary in theme from art to ballet, many of our camps focus on sports skills and Upward sports. More information about summer day camps.

Leagues at First Baptist Jackson
  • Centershot Archery | Fall
  • Upward Basketball | Winter
  • Grizzlies Basketball | Winter
  • Cheerleading | Winter
  • Soccer | Spring
Coach Information

You can make a difference in a child's life by coaching a youth sports team. For more information about coaching opportunities, contact Elizabeth Cochran at .

Circle of Criticism & Affirmation
One of the key points in becoming an effective Upward Basketball Coach is choosing the right game day attitude. The Circle of Criticism and Circle of Affirmation are simple concepts that illustrate the results associated with negative and positive feedback given to the referee. View the Circle of Criticism & Affirmation.

Upward Coaching Site
Visit the Upward coaching site for coaching resources for every Upward sport we offer: Upward Coaching Information.

Contact Our Ministry Staff
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Bruce Warf

Family Pastor
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Jane Bridges

CLC Accounts Manager
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