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Church Sports Outreach

Church Sports Outreach (CSO) has been committed to redeeming the idol of sports and the people who play them by leading a global movement of gospel centered sports ministries in local churches.

Since we are involved in sports ministry, we’ll use a sports analogy to answer the question of what we do. Every player who plays a sport needs three things: 1) A coach, 2) Teammates, 3) Equipment. CSO offers these three things to a sports ministry at a local church. The staff at CSO serve as coaches and mentors for sports outreach leaders. We provide trainingclasses, and leadership development to help these leaders integrate sports and ministry. Secondly, we help sports ministers connect with other sports ministers. CSO has worked with hundreds of churches in the United States and partner formally with 40+ churches in the CSO Network. This extensive network allows staff and lay leaders to connect with one another and learn from each other. Lastly, CSO aims to resource sports ministries through the CSO blog andProducts. The blog and products serve as places to read articles, watch videos, and listen to messages geared around sports ministry.

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First Baptist Church

First Baptist Church and ROAR Sports partnered in 2012 to help spread the mission of ROAR to glorify God and to see lives transformed by Christ through sports.

With this partnership, ROAR is able to offer increased facilities and greater ministry impact in the surrounding community. To get more information on First Baptist Church, please visit


Upward Stars York County

Do you have a child who has or is about to age out of ROAR Basketball? ROAR has a solution for you! We are excited to announce our partnership with Upward Stars York County starting in the winter of 2016.

Who We Are

Established in 1995, Upward Sports is the world’s largest Christian youth sports provider. Upward Sports is the only organization that offers the 360 Progression™, a uniquely designed total sports experience that adapts and expands as players grow in their personal athletic journeys. The 360 Progression™ develops total athletes mentally, athletically, spiritually, and socially – producing players who excel both on and off the field.  Today, approximately 500,000 players and 120,000 leaders participate in Upward Sports Recreation and Performance programs each year.

In 2012, Upward Sports created a Performance Division known as Upward Stars. This expansion provides opportunities for young athletes to further develop their athletic skills and participate in a higher level of competition. Upward Stars programs are for young athletes ages 8-18 that have the drive and intensity to perform at a high level of competition. Upward Stars programs are led by Certified Leaders in over 40 cities across the country.

For more information on the Upward Stars programs, please visit