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.

Student Registration

Registration is currently closed for the 2021 Season

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



Evaluations are closed for the 2021 season


Practice Schedules 

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


Game Schedules

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)

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. If you are interested in volunteering, please call the church office.




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.


Applications / Forms

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 fbcjupwardsports@yahoo.com.

Upward Coordinators

Our Upward Coordinators are Andrew Dossett, Kevin Bracey, Jason Suiter, and Tatum Stewart.

Should you have any questions, please feel free to contact us at mspitzer@fbcjoelton.org.


What are you waiting for? Let’s Play Ball!