Upward


Upward Basketball & Cheerleading League

Upward Basketball & Cheerleading develops your athlete mentally, athletically, spiritually and socially through the 360 Progression. Upward Basketball provides an experience that grows with young athletes over time by using a four-level age appropriate format. Each level is tailored to meet athletes where they are in their athletic journey, allowing them to reach their full potential, on and off the court. Cheeleaders develop in the sport as they mature and progress in their individual skill development. Upward Sports athletes grow in character, confidence, faith and sportsmanship during their personal athletic journeys, and become more than just an athlete.

Upward Basketball follows a unique set of rules designed to promote healthy competition and sportsmanship while promoting the objectives of the game. Coaches in kindergarten-4th grade adhere to a substitution system designed to provide every player equal opportunity for play and improvement.

At each practice, your coach will share a life lesson with your young athlete that centers on Christlike virtues. At the end of every game, young athletes are recognized by their coach for their actions and attitudes on the court through the presentation of game-day stars. These stars are multi-colored and represent certain attributes.

The early registration cost for basketball and cheerleading is $50. After October 27 the cost is $60. Deadline registration is November 6. Basketball shorts and cheerleading mock turtleneck are optional at $15. Everyone MUST attend on basketball evaluation or cheerleading orientation on Saturday, November 4 between 9 a.m.-1 p.m. or Monday, November 6 from 6-8 p.m. For more information contact Colleen Cox at 526-7108 or ccox@fbccookeville.org.

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Rice Bowls

As part of the social and spiritual component of our Upward Basketball and Cheerleading league, we teach kids to give to other kids in need. For this project we have chosen to partner with Rice Bowls. Rice Bowls provides food for 2,000 orphans in 59 orphanages in eight countries around the world. These Christian orphanages rescue, love, educate and feed children. We’ll have more details about Rice Bowls available for you at evaluations. 



Upward Basketball Camp

Upward Basketball Camp introduces, develops and refines the basketball skills of young athletes in kindergarten-6th grade through drills and gameplay while also providing character development. Adult coaches along with college & high school athletes provide the skill training. Camp is held during fall break in October.