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.

Registration for Upward begins September 14, 2016!

Early registration cost per child for basketball is $100; after October 28, cost is $110.
Early registration cost per child for cheerleading is $100; after October 28, cost is $110.
Deadline for registration is November 11

Basketball shorts are included at no additional cost.
Cheerleading mock turtlenecks are included at no additional cost.

Everyone must attend one basketball evaluation or cheerleading orientation. They will take place as follows:

Sunday, October 23, between 2:00 - 4:00 pm in the MFC.
Monday, October 24, between 6:30 - 8:30 pm in the FLC.
Tuesday, October 25, between 6:30 - 8:30 pm in the FLC.


Beth Bland or upwardfumc1@gmail.com


Come Worship With Us

Traditional 8:30a & 10:45a
Sunday School 9:30a
Contemporary 10:45a
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