Upward Basketball and Cheerleading

Upward Sports is an evangelistic sports ministry specifically designed to promote 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.


For more information

please visit www.upward.org.



Beth Bland or upwardfumc1@gmail.com

Register hereChallenger information

Registration opens September 17

$120  Early Registration Ends October 24

$140  Registration Ends November 9

Evaluation dates:

Sunday, 10/21 2:00 - 4:00 pm

Monday, 10/22 6:30-8:30

Tuesday, 10/23 6:30-8:30 pm

Evaluations are in the Family Life Center 

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.










Come Worship With Us

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