Upward Sports

Become an Upward Sports Athlete

Upward Sports is THE destination for young athletes looking for the training to succeed in competition, the teaching to learn and love the game, and the tutelage to excel both on and off the court.

Upward Sports Basketball

Boys and Girls Kindergarten through Sixth Grade A young basketball player can chart their own athletic journey through multiple levels of programming – all while being developed into total athletes mentally, athletically, spiritually, and socially.

Upward Sports Cheerleading

Girls Kindergarten through Sixth Grade 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!

What makes Upward Sports Unique?

“It helps build your game athletically, and it helps you spiritually” – Corbin “I fell in love with the program and how it’s Christ-based, since day one” –  Picasso S. “It taught me how to handle things in life, and not just basketball” – Chase “It really made an impact on his life spiritually and just general character” – Tammy (mom of a BBall player)

Online Registration

Early registration cost per child is $90; after November 30, the cost is $100 (includes jersey and shorts). Deadline for registration is December 9. Register online now! Everyone must attend one basketball evaluation or cheerleading orientation at Calvary United Methodist Church as follows:

  • Saturday, November 18, between 8:30 am and 12:00 pm
  • Tuesday, November 28, between 6:00 pm and 8:00 pm
  • Saturday, December 2, between 8:30 am and 12:00 pm
  • Thursday, December 7, between 6:00 pm and 8:00 pm
  • Saturday, December 9, between 8:30 am and 12:00 pm

Practice will begin in January (only one practice a week). Games are played on Saturday’s at Bethel Church during the months of January, February, and March.

Program schedule:

  • First practice – Tuesday, January 2, 2018
  • First game – Saturday, January 20, 2018
  • Awards Celebration – Date TBD

Register now.

Do you have a heart for sports and kids? The following are opportunities where you can serve in both.

Volunteer Opportunities:

  • Basketball Coach
  • Cheer Coach
  • Referee
  • Evaluation of Basketball Skills
  • Registration
  • Monitor (halls/entry)
  • Greeter
  • Scorekeeper/Time Clock
  • Half-Time Devotion
  • Set Up/Tear Down
  • Concessions

If you are interested in helping, please contact Glenn Heinsch.

For more information, email Bethel Church Upward Sports Director Glenn Heinsch or visit www.upward.org.