Upward Sports started as a single church basketball league, and basketball has been the most popular sport ever since! Young basketball players can chart their own athletic journeys through multiple levels of programming – all while being developed into total athletes mentally, athletically, spiritually, and socially. Upward Basketball program is intended for young athletes in K-4th grade who have the drive and desire to further develop their basketball skills. This program is led by high-level volunteer coaches who use a unique athletic development philosophy to teach and challenge athletes to reach their potential. 


Cheerleading is a huge part of sporting events at all levels of play. When athletes need encouragement and fans need entertainment, cheerleaders can take your sports experience to another level because they add excitement and spirit to any Upward Game Day! Upward Cheerleading programs aim to develop each athlete mentally, athletically, spiritually, and socially. Practices and Games are focused on teaching cheer skills and the foundations needed for the next level of cheerleading.


2017-2018 Upward Basketball/Cheerleading Schedule

Deadline for Registration in the 2017-2018 Upward Basketball program is October 28  

Evaluations and Orientations - Saturday, October 21 & Saturday, October 28 @ 9:00 am - Noon

First Practice - Week of December 4

First Game - Saturday, January 13

Awards Celebration - Saturday, March 10



Contact Church office at 419-294-1535 

Steve Bare 419-310-0693

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