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Seminole Leagues 2019

by Shelley Ouellette

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Dedicated to promoting healthy living and family wellness, Seminole Leagues, an Upward Sports program, is designed to help young athletes grow in skills, character, and faith.

A faith-based, volunteer-led developmental sports program, Seminole Leagues offers soccer, basketball, flag football, and cheerleading for children in pre-K through fifth grade.

“Our volunteer coaches, referees, prayer leaders, and more will tell you they feel that they’ve been the most blessed by serving and developing our youth to have a love for the sport and a commitment to teamwork and sportsmanlike conduct,” says Stephen Rogers, the league’s director. “Each sport is structured so that every child will have the opportunity to contribute to and experience the game in a fun and safe environment. We only have one practice and one game each week – all at the same location on the Holy Cross Lutheran Academy Upper Campus in Sanford. Most importantly, we want our players to develop not only their athletic skills but their character traits, as well.”

Focused on character development and teamwork, the Seminole Leagues programs allow families to celebrate each child’s accomplishments regardless of wins or losses.

“Our goal is to encourage a mindset of excellence, while also teaching the gospel of Jesus Christ and embracing the fruits of the Spirit,” Stephen adds.

To learn how to become a Seminole Leagues athlete or volunteer, visit

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