Upward Basketball and Cheerleading is a community sports league -- specifically designed for children in kindergarten through 6th grade -- that promotes character and self-esteem.

Upward Basketball and Cheerleading

Established in 1995, Upward Sports is the world’s largest Christian youth sports provider. 

Today, approximately half a million players at more than 2,000 churches in 47 states participate in camps, clinics, and leagues through Upward Sports’ Recreation Division.

2018 Season Details


Basketball & Cheerleading Early Registration (before October 23rd) - $125.00
Basketball & Cheerleading Registration (after October 23rd) - $135.00


September 1, 2017: Registration Opens
October 2017: Evaluations
December 2017: Practices Begin
January 6, 2018: Jamboree
January 13, 2018: Opening Day & Picture Day
January - March 2018: Games


Weeknight practices begin the first week of December for 1st - 6th grade players and all cheerleaders (one night per week). Kindergarten players will begin in January and practice and play on subsequent Saturdays at SRC. Specific team practice nights and locations have not been determined and will depend upon coach preferences.


All games are played on Saturdays. The 5th-6th grade divisions may practice and will play at a location other than SRC.


We are looking for Coaches and Referees! 

All our Upward volunteers must complete the application along with a background check. Please print and fill out the appropriate Background Check and send in to jskrabec@spanishriver.com.

Coach Training Meetings: October 18th & November 8th at 6:30pm - 8:00pm

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