Upward Basketball

“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 Cheerleading 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

2018 Upward Weekly Game Schedule


Registration and Fees for Upward Basketball and Cheerleading include:

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.

Coaching Discount:
**If you volunteer to be a head coach for basketball or cheerleading, you will receive a 50%  discount for one of your registered children! See below for the paperwork and more information.
Note: Please register to be a head coach before registering your child in order to get the discount.

Additionally, we need your prayers! It is our goal to have at least 100 people specifically praying for our leagues. We will give you specific items to pray for in an email.

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.

Christ United Methodist Church (CUMC) Upward Basketball and Cheerleading is open to children in Kindergarten through the 8th grade.

Online registration is closed. Please register in person at the Sports & Rec Center
Click on dates to register
ActivityRegistration TypePrice
BasketballFull Price RegistrationNovember 1 - 30$150.00
BasketballLate Registration
On-line Registration is CLOSED
December 1 - 12$180.00
CheerleadingFull Price RegistrationNovember 1- 30$150.00
Cheerleading Late Registration
On-line Registration is CLOSED
December 1-12 $180.00
CoachRegistration October 1 - January 15
Important dates listed below.

* IMPORTANT: If you do not have your child measured for a uniform at the Sports & Rec Center, you will be responsible for shipping costs for any items that must be exchanged.

Uniform Sizing* Session 1Friday, Nov 10
6:30-7:30 pm
Uniform Sizing* Session 2Saturday, Nov.11
9-10:30 am
Coaches Information Meeting- MandatoryFirday, Nov. 10
6:30 pm
Practices BeginThe week of Monday Nov. 27
Christmas Holiday- No PracticesMonday Dec. 18 - Jan. 1
Practices ResumeThe week of Tuesday, Jan. 2
Games BeginFriday, Jan 5 and Saturday, Jan. 6
Team Picture Dates- Basketball & CheerFriday, Jan. 9 and Saturday, Jan. 10
Upward Sunday- In Table of GraceSunday, Feb. 11th
11:00 am
Last Weekend of GamesFriday, Feb. 23 and Saturday, Feb. 24

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
7th & 8th Boys
7th & 8th Girls
All practices and games will be held at the SRC. 5th – 8th grade leagues will play on Friday night and/or Saturday night as needed. All other grade level leagues will play on Saturdays.

Information on being an Upward cheer coach, basketball coach and referee.

CUMC Documents for Coaches/Referees:

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