Upward Sports encourages young athletes to Play With Purpose. Both Upward Basketball and Cheerleading teach the fundamentals of the sport while aiming to teach good sportsmanship using Biblical principles.

Important information about our league

This year, just as the world has been impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic, so has our league. While we had hoped to postpone the start of our 2020-2021 league, the GNBC Upward League Commissioners made the difficult decision to cancel the league. We hope to be planning for the start of our 2021-2022 at the end of summer. Of course, this will depend on the pandemic including any regulations. Please check back with us in the coming months for updates about our Upward league.

About our league:

Basketball leagues are co-ed for the following divisions: K5, 1st, 2nd/3rd, 4th/5th.

For 6th/7th/8th grade we offer boys basketball teams as well as girl basketball teams.

Cheer squads are determined by grade for ages K5-8th grade. In most cases, like age/grades cheer together. All cheer squads will wear identical uniforms. No cheer squad will cheer for a specific team. Rather, squads will cheer and encourage all teams that are playing. Cheerleaders will perform cheers and chants on the sidelines during the game. At the end of each quarter and halftime, cheerleaders will take to the middle of the gym to perform a cheer.

Practices will be one hour each week. Practices dates and times have not yet been determined. We make every effort to accommodate schedules, but can not guarantee a specific practice night or time.

Stay up to date with our Upward Sports League. Follow our Upward Sports Facebook page for information on upcoming Upward events and for information about next season.

For more information about the Upward League, pleas visit Upward.org