About Upward

Upward Basketball and Cheerleading is a community sports league -- specifically designed for children in kindergarten through 8th grade -- that promotes character and self-esteem. 

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.

Season Details


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.

Athlete Registration

Registration Dates & Time information will be coming soon. Please stay tuned for details. We can't wait to begin the upcoming season.

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Basketball & Cheerleading Registration: $130.00. After October 28, cost is $145.

Mandatory Evaluation & Orientation Dates

K-2nd Grade:
Boys/Girls & All Cheerleaders

October 30
Time: 6:00 - 8:00pm


3rd-4th Grade:
Boys/Girls & All Cheerleaders

November 1
Time: 6:00 - 8:00pm

5th-8th Grade:
Boys/Girls & All Cheerleaders

Date: November 6
Time: 6:00 - 8:00pm

K-8th Make-up & 
Wait List

Date: November 13
Time: 6:00 - 8:00pm


Season schedules are coming soon. Stay tuned for details.


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

Coach Training Meetings: October 17
Time: 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Location: Chapel Classroom 1

Coach Training Meetings: 
October 28
Time: 12:00 - 2:00pm
Location: Chapel Classroom 4

Coach Training Meetings: November 28th
Time: 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Location: Chapel Classroom 1


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!

Download Forms:

General Background Check Form »  |  International Volunteer Background Check Form »