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 the virtues courage, patience and kindness. 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.
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 nearly 2,000 orphans in 56 orphanages in eight countries around the world. These Christian orphanages rescue, love, educate and feed children. Each child will receive a Rice Bowl this season and will be challenged to collect as much money as possible to help these precious children around the world.
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.