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

Parent Information Page

Download a copy of the Calendar Dates for the 2021 season is coming soon.


Student Registration-

Early Registration for basketball or cheerleading is $75; October 24 – November 12, the cost is $85.  Discount for families registering multiple children is as follows: 2 children is $70 each and 3 & 4 children is $65 per child.

NOTE: Basketball shorts or cheerleading mock turtlenecks are included at no additional cost.


For Office Use Only


Evaluations will be held Thursdays, November 5 & 12 from 6 to 8 pm each night.

Practice Schedule

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

First Week Practices begin Monday, January 4

2021 Upward Practice Schedule…COMING SOON (download)

Game Schedule

Full Upward Game Schedule… COMING SOON (by team)

UPWARD 2021 Schedule…COMING SOON  (full season schedule/ download)

League games are 8 weeks long (begins on Saturday, January 16)

Games begin at 8:00 am each week.

5th – 8th Grade Tournament will be TBD (possible make-up day also)

Awards Celebration Night will be Friday, March TBD 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.



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