Upward Sports

Upward Basketball and Cheerleading


For more information about Upward, please visit www.upward.org.

Upward Sports is an evangelistic sports ministry specifically designed to promote salvation, character, and self-esteem in every child. Upward Basketball and Cheerleading seek to strengthen children and their families by:

  • Maximizing the family schedule by having only one hour of practice and one game per week.
  • Facilitating an atmosphere of sportsmanship by not keeping standings.
  • Allowing coaches to focus on ministering instead of game strategy by having a set substitution schedule where all players receive equal playing time.
  • Maximizing ministry opportunities by exposing participants to scripture-based devotions during each practice and exposing spectators to halftime devotions at each game.

What are the age ranges?

  • Boys and girls from kindergarten - sixth grade are eligible to participate.
  • There is a Developmental League for children who are four years old on or before September 1st of the current school year.
  • There is a Challenger League for children with special needs.


Beth Bland or upwardfumc1@gmail.com


Come Worship With Us

Traditional 8:30a & 10:45a
Sunday School 9:30a
Contemporary 10:45a
Cowboy Church 5:30p