Upward Shining Stars
Upward Sports, the world's largest Christian sports league for children, provides a fun and encouraging sports experience based on healthy competition. In 2009, FBCW partnered with Upward Sports to host an Upward Basketball & Cheerleading league every winter, and in 2014 we expanded to include a fall soccer league. In 2010, we expanded our Basketball & Cheerleading league to include a division for children with special needs, and the Shining Stars division was born.
Open to children through age 21 with developmental delays and disabilities, of any ability or mobility, this division will provide a positive and encouraging environment in which to play and learn the sport with a 1:1 adult/child ratio, as needed per child. The first ever special needs league for Upward Sports in St. Charles County, FBCW’s Shining Stars program is led BY special needs families FOR special needs families, and our goal is to ensure that Every Child IS a Winner!!
We have since grown our Shining Stars division to include teams in our fall soccer league, as well as a six-week, indoor spring intra-mural league that is exclusive to only our Shining Stars players.
To register for the Shining Stars division in any season, please use
- 2017 Fall Soccer – Registration opens May 28. CLICK HERE to visit the Soccer page and register today.
- 2018 Winter Basketball & Cheerleading – Registration will open in the fall of 2017. Please check back in August for additional information.
You can also pick up a brochure at First Baptist Church Wentzville and return with payment.
Please make checks payable to First Baptist Church Wentzville.
For any questions regarding our Shining Stars program please contact Jason Meinershagen at 636.327.8696 x 260 or email