What is Upward?

Upward is a unique sports experience that develops young athletes mentally, athletically, spiritually, and socially. It provides an encouraging and positive environment for children to have fun learning a sport while building friendships with others. The league focuses on learning basketball/cheerleading skills alongside Biblical lessons. Sportsmanship is emphasized. 

Who can participate? 

Boys and girls in Kindergarten through 8th grade. 

What does practice look like?

Each practice is one hour long and will be on Monday, Tuesday, or Thursday. The practice consists of drills to promote skill and development and to focus on teamwork. During each practice, there is a huddle time in the middle where the coaches lead the players/ cheerleaders in a devotion. The first practice back will be the week of January 31st. 

What does a game day look like?

All games are approximately one hour long. Games this year will be mostly on Saturdays from 9 AM- 2 PM but also some during the week. The first game of the year will be February 5th. You will receive a game schedule on the 1st or 2nd practice. Each cheer team will be scheduled to cheer at one of the basketball games on each Saturday.

*** Our facility will be sanitized for practices and game days.