The ConnectSports Experience

Connect Sports offers youth ages K5- 9th grade the opportunity to participate in recreational sports leagues. All volunteers and coaches undergo background checks before serving in the ConnectSports League. View Large Print Waiver.

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Register now for our 9-week sports league. Prices are subject to change due to the facility costs each year.

EARLY REGISTRATION – $100

Regular Registration – $150

Late Registration – $185


Connect Sports was founded as Upward Sports in 2010 by Tez Andrews, Lead Pastor of Connect Church. His vision was to enhance the community through recreational sports. We first served families under the Upward Sports Recreation League in the community at Oakview Elementary School, Decatur, GA in 2011. At the time, we hosted 1-week sports camps.

In 2012, we extended our service in the community from 1-week camps to become a 9-week Sports League as Connect SportsATL. Later, we served the community at Exchange Parks Recreation Center in Decatur, GA.  Since 2013, Connect Sports has partnered with elementary and middle schools such as Flat Shoals Elementary, Clifton Springs Elementary, Oakview Elementary, Toney ElementaryColumbia Middle School and Henderson Mill Elementary School (North DeKalb).

Our Mission

Connect Sports is an outreach ministry seeking to bring families together one child at a time by mentoring youth, training them to be leaders, teaching them life skills thru intense basketball and cheerleading training, tutorial sessions, bible study, exercise, and showing them how to portray sportsmanship in the 9-week season or 1-week summer camps. All participants and their families receive access to resources to encourage them to take the next step on their spiritual journey to grow into a closer relationship with God. 

Participants will receive guidance from trained and experienced coaches who utilize a proven structured curriculum. During the season, youth are engaged in healthy competition, and receive positive reinforcement from all involved in the program. We believe it takes a village to raise a child, so we have committed our ministry to working within our local community to help produce young men and women of integrity and character. In the past, several community organizations and individuals have partnered with Connect Sports to provide complimentary eye exams, fitness classes for parents and even sponsorship to send selected youth to Kids Across America Sports Kamps, located in Branson, Missouri.

All volunteers and coaches undergo background checks before serving in the ConnectSports League.

Connect Sports Basketball and Cheerleading League provides a positive sports experience for every child and makes the most of your family’s time and money.

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Join us each summer for summer Camps!

AT $10 + $2 ONLINE CONVENIENCE FEE YOUR CHILD RECEIVES A GAME DAY T-SHIRT, WATER BOTTLE, DAILY MEAL, MENTORING, SPORTS TRAINING AND END-OF-THE-WEEK AWARD!

Our Goal is to raise $10,000 to scholarship needy kids in our community and lower costs for the entire league. We are a non-profit corporation under section 501(c) (3) of the United States Internal Revenue Code. Thank you for your generous support. Serving others becomes a lot easier because of partners like you.