Basketball and Upward Cheerleading offers a break from
the norm. The primary focus of Upward is to develop the
Winner in EVERY child, not just a few. By keeping this
goal in mind, we are able to build a league that
promotes salvation, character, and self-esteem in all
who participate through:
Sportsmanship and competitiveness in proper
perspective by not maintaining league standings in
Maximizing the family schedule by having only one
hour of practice and one game each week.
Equipping coaches and referees to minister by
providing extensive teaching tools and resources.
Providing opportunities to promote other church
ministries to all participants and their families.
Allowing the coach to focus on ministering to
children and their families, instead of game
strategy, by having a set substitution system where
all players are allowed equal playing time and equal
opportunity for improvement.
Encouraging each player with a game day award
following every game.
Maximizing ministry opportunities by exposing
players to Scripture-based devotions during each
practice and spectators to halftime testimonies each