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UPWARD SPORTS is dedicated to recognizing that "Every Child Is A Winner."  In doing so, every child receives an award following each game to recognize a positive contribution he or she made that day.  All children who participate also receive a special award at the end of the season during an awards ceremony.  UPWARD SPORTS participation success is attributed to placing an emphasis on the fact that children love to play.  They don't have to necessarily win to have fun, but they do have to participate.  By creating a fun environment and an equal opportunity for all to participate then Every Child Becomes A Winner!  Changed hearts and lives are seen in both those who play the sports programs and those who administer the league.

UPWARD BASKETBALL & CHEERING provides a positive sports experience for every child and makes the most of your family's time and money.
  • Friendly sports environment where children have fun.
  • Teaches fundamentals.
  • Unique drafting system creates balanced teams.
  • Unique substitution system produces equal playing time.
  • Trained coaches and referees that encourage your child.
  • Life lessons shared at each practice.
  • Quality game-day uniform, other gear and multiple recognition awards.
  • Encourages player and crowd excitement on game day.
  • One-hour practices and one-hour games.
  • Access to created specifically for Upward Sports athletes.
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    Early registration cost per child for basketball is $60, after November 10, the cost is $70.
    Early registration cost per child for cheering is $60, after November 10, the cost is $70.
    Basketball shorts are optional at a cost of $12.
    Cheering turtleneck is optional at a cost of $12.
    A fundraiser is available to help lower your registration fee.
    Click here to register online.
    Everyone MUST attend one basketball/cheering evaluation.
    They will take place at Bethany Wesleyan Church Family Life Center as follows:
    K5 through 8th Grade Boys/Girls
    Saturday, October 12, 2013, between 9:00 am and 12:00 pm
    Saturday, November 9, 2013, between 9:00 am and 12:00 pm
    Practices begin the week of Saturday, December 7, 2013
    First Game - Saturday, January 11, 2014
    Awards Celebration - Sunday, March 16, 2014