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Upward is an outreach sports ministry offering basketball and cheerleading for children in 1st-4th grade. It strives to create an equal playing field for all participants, teaching teamwork and sportsmanship. Athletes build character and self-esteem while exhibiting Christ-like behaviors and learning the fundamentals of basketball and cheerleading. The focus of Upward is to:

  • Create a fun and competitive sports environment

  • Teach sport fundamentals

  • Teach life lessons from the Bible during practice huddles and halftimes

  • Have coaches who are focused on having fun, developing skills, and building character

Dates: Practices begin the week of January 13, 2020. Games are every Saturday from February 1 through March 21, 2020.

Times: Each team practices one night per week for one hour. Practices are scheduled Mondays through Fridays between 5:30 and 8:30 pm. Games are between 9:00 am and 5:00 pm on Saturdays.

Ages: 1st-4th grade. Teams play in divisions of 1st/2nd grade boys, 3rd/4th grade boys, 1st/2nd grade girls, and 3rd/4th grade girls.

Registration: You can register online, beginning September 1st, 2019 by clicking this link.

Cost: $130

Volunteers

To sign up to help with player evaluations, game day set up/tear down, concessions, or scoreboard follow these links:

Evaluations

Week 1

Week 2

Week 3

Week 4

Week 5

Week 6

Week 7

Week 8

Upward Basketball and Cheerleading relies on the efforts of volunteers for roles such as coaching, referees, game day operations, and concessions. We welcome you to join us as we strive to create a great experience for over 300 players!

To register as a coach, referee, or gym commissioner:

  1. Complete this form

  2. Register for training