First Baptist Church Joelton

Upward Basketball & Cheerleading


Mission of Upward Sports™

Promoting the discovery of Jesus through sports.

The 360 Progression

Upward Sports is the only youth sports provider of the 360 Progression, which is a uniquely designed sports experience that develops the total athlete mentally, athletically, spiritually and socially. As players progress through Upward Sports programming, these four teachings of the 360 Progression adapt and expand with them. It is centered on the development of Jesus found in Luke 2:52 – And Jesus grew in wisdom and stature and in favor with God and man.

Upward Sports Athletes grow in character, confidence, faith and sportsmanship during their personal athletic journeys, and become more than just an athlete. Whenever athletes participate in any Upward Sports program, they experience the 360 Progression; regardless of age, skill level, program type, or how long they participate in the programs.

Questions for our Coordinators

If you have questions for future Upward Basketball events, you can reach our Coordinators, Kevin Bracey or Andrew Dossett at

League Dates for Basketball and Cheerleading

January 13-March 3, 2018

Student Registration

Registration is closed

Practice Schedule

Regular Practices will be held on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6-9 pm each night. Practice time of an hour.

Game Schedule

Click here for a complete game schedule.

League games are 8 weeks long (Saturday, January 13 with the final game scheduled for March 3).

Games begin at 8:00 am each week. Ending games at 1 pm. Game schedule will be scheduled soon.

Tournament will be held on March 10 for 5th-6th grade.

Awards Celebration Night will be Monday, March 19 at 6:30 pm in the sanctuary.

Volunteer Opportunities

Help reach our community…and have fun doing it!

Working with children and families in the Upward Sports™ program is one of the most rewarding things you will ever do. There are so many great ways to serve that anyone can be involved, regardless of their abilities or experience.

Here is an areas in which you can help:


Time commitment: 1-4 hours a week (on Saturdays)

Help support our Upward Sports™ ministry by selling concessions at the games. You can impact the lives of parents and children through your hospitality and friendliness.

If you are led to serve and would like to become a volunteer, please download the FBCJ Coach Application, Cheer Coach Application and the FBCJ Background Check form. When completed, please drop off the form by the church office or give to the Upward Basketball Coordinators, Kevin Bracey or Andrew Dossett. Any questions, you can reach them at