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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Parent Information Page
Download a copy of the Calendar Dates for the 2020 season here.
Early Registration for basketball or cheerleading is $75; after October 18, 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.
Evaluations will be held Thursdays, November 7 & 14 from 6 to 8 pm each night.
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, December 30
Special Tuesday evening practice December 31, of first week will be held on Friday, January 3 at regular evening practice times. It is the only out of order practice for the season.
Second Week Practices:
Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday
Jaunary 6, 7 and 9
Third Week Practices:
January 13, 14, and 16
2020 Upward Practice Schedule…COMING SOON (download)
Full Upward Game Schedule (by team)
UPWARD 2020 Schedule (full season schedule/ download)
League games are 8 weeks long (begins on Saturday, January 18)
Games begin at 8:00 am each week.
5th – 8th Grade Tournament will be held March 13 – 14 (possible make-up day also)
Awards Celebration Night will be Friday, March 20, 2019 at 6:30 pm in the sanctuary.
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 email@example.com.