Christ United Methodist Church

Upward Basketball & Cheerleading



The 2015-2016 Upward Basketball and Cheerleading Leagues Registration Begins October 1, 2015 

“Welcome to Upward Basketball & Cheerleading, where every child is a winner. Upward leagues redefine the word winner. Today’s sports culture has created a winners vs. losers mentality. However, Upward Basketball and Cheer leading believe that every child is a winner because we define winning as learning and/or teaching lessons in the game of life.” –excerpted from Upward parent brochure

Registration* and Fees for Upward Basketball and Cheerleading

Registration includes:

Cheerleaders: all games and practices, cheer top, cheer skort, pom-poms, megaphone, hair ribbon, parent’s guide, car magnet, scripture card holder, scriptures CD and end-of-season award!

Basketball players: all games and practices, reversible jersey and shorts, t-shirt, parent’s guide, car magnet, scriptures CD, scripture learning card holder, reversible shorts and end-of-season award!

Cost: $120** Early registration between October 1 – November 10; $150** after November 10.

*Registration for 7th and 8th Grade Boys and Girls: 

This basketball league is not affiliated with Upward Sports and will be playing regular middle school rules. Practices are one night a week in the evenings. All games will be played on Saturday evenings.

Cost: $75** before November 10: $85** after November 10. Price includes a reversible jersey.

**If you volunteer to be a head coach for basketball or cheerleading, you will receive an additional discount of $15 for one of your registered children! See below for the paperwork and more information.

Register Now:

Click here to register for Upward Coaching/Refereeing (register to be a head coach before registering your child in order to get discount)
Click here to register for Upward Basketball
Click here to register for Upward Cheerleading

Additionally, we need your prayers! It is our goal to have at least 100 people specifically praying for our league this year. We will give you specific items to pray for in an email. Will you sign up to receive a once-a-week email to remind you to pray? Sign-up today!

Special note: Refunds are not available after the first day of practice. For cancellations made prior to the start of the season, payments made by credit card will be refunded minus a 4% processing fee.

Evaluations and Orientations

Important: All players must attend one basketball evaluation. Cheerleaders are welcome to attend to try on uniform sizes. All evaluations take place at the Christian Life Center (CLC), the southern-most building on campus.

There is no need to register for the evaluation times. Just be sure to show up for Friday or Saturday!

Important Dates/Information:

October 1, 2015: Upward Basketball and Cheerleading Registration begins. Come join us for a season of fun, fellowship, and basketball!

Christ United Methodist Church (CUMC) Upward Basketball and Cheerleading is open to children in Kindergarten – 6th grade.

League breakdown is as follows:
COED Kindergarten (must be 5 years old by September 1st)
1st & 2nd Boys
1st & 2nd Girls
3rd & 4th Boys
3rd & 4th Girls
5th & 6th Boys
5th & 6th Girls
All practices and games will be held at the CLC. 5th & 6th grade leagues will play on Friday night (and Saturday as needed). All other grade level leagues will play on Saturdays.

Upward Basketball and Cheerleading official sites:

For Upward Cheerleading Coaching information, click here.

For Upward Basketball Coaching information, click here.

For Upward Referreeing information, click here.

CUMC sites for Coaches/Referrees:

Upward Coaches Covenant

Background Check Form

Code of Ethics and Standards

Child Protection Policies (review only, do not print)

Referee Information

Visit to learn how Upward is different from any other sports league.