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 Registration: $135.00

Important Dates

October 2017: Evaluations
December 2017: Practices Begin

December 3, 2017: Coach Training Meeting
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.

Mandatory Evaluation Dates

K-4th Grade Boys & Girls
October 24, 2017 & October 26, 2017
Time: 6:00pm - 8:00pm

5th-8th Grade Boys
November 4, 2017
Time: Report at 9am

5th-6th Grade Girls
November 4, 2017
Time: Report at 11am

K-6th Grade Boys & Girls Make-up/Wait List
Date: November 7, 2017
Time: 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Join Us for An Upward Night!

Upward Night @ Miami Heat

Date: December 23, 2017

Court of Dreams
On-court clinic experience
Time: 1:00pm - 4:00pm

Miami Heat Game
Time: 8:00pm

Upward Night @ FAU

Date: February 24, 2018
Time: 7:00pm

Tickets are $5, After February 19th, $8

Tickets can be bought at font office or at the SRCS gym on 2/17 & 2/24. 


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: November 6th
Time: 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Location: Chapel Classroom 4

Please note: Anyone interested in coaching can attend the meetings. However, it will be helpful if you can complete the Volunteer Application and General Background Check before attending. Thank you!

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