Upward Sports

Where every child is a winner...

Online registration is now closed. You may still register in person at our Saturday, Nov. 4th mandatory skills and drills evaluation between 8:00am – 12:00pm in the Family Life Center located at Champion Forest Baptist Church. You may choose to come to the mandatory evaluation on Saturday, Nov. 11th 8:00am – 12:00pm, however you must be registered by Nov.4th to be guaranteed a spot on a team. We will accept cash/checks when registering in person, no credit cards.

This year your kids can participate in a league that will redefine the word winner. Today's sports culture has created a "win at all cost" mentality, but Upward Sports show that winning is learning lessons in the game of life.  As a parent, you play a very important role in building the self-esteem and character of your child and every child in this league. Players look to their parents, coaches, and referees as models for sportsmanship, respect for authority, and positive attitudes. By being a positive participant in this league, you will provide a lasting effect in these children that will live well beyond the end of this season.

Upward Basketball is a “participant draft league” using a system designed by Upward which incorporates the participants evaluation process in team selection. Because of this, we will not be able to receive friend requests, carpool links and coaching requests. Players will be drafted and placed on teams according to their evaluations.

About the 2017-2018 Season

  • Registration begins Sep 11
  • The early registration cost per child for basketball and cheerleading is $95.
  • Basketball shorts are optional at a cost of $15.
  • Cheerleading mock turtlenecks are optional at a cost of $15.
  • Deadline for registration is November 3.
  • Individuals who are willing to coach will receive a $20 discount. More information on the registration page.

League Schedule:

  • Practices begin the week of November 27, 2016
  • K-2nd grade games begin Friday, January 5th
  • 3rd-6th grade games begin Saturday, January 6th

Everyone must attend one basketball evaluation or cheerleading orientation at the Family Life Center gyms as follows:

  • Saturday, November 4, between 8:00am and 12:00pm (All Ages)
  • Saturday, November 11, between 8:00am and 12:00pm (All Ages)

Kindergarten is an instructional league format. There will be no evaluation for this grade. Please come by during evaluation times to try on uniforms.

Upward Basketball Instructional League (Kindergarten)

  • Instructional League is available for those children enrolled in Kindergarten for 2017-18
  • Maximum number of participants is 40 (boys & girls)
  • Teams will be CoEd.
  • They will meet on Friday nights.
  • One practice a week.
  • Each week they will have skill development, drills, and eventually a controlled game.
  • The success of the Instructional league is based on 4 Parent Coaches per team.  Please Volunteer!!!

Every player receives an Upward T-shirt, Reversible Mesh Jersey, Shorts, Upward Winner Magazine, Upward Basketball Car Magnet, Music CD, Individual Award after each practice and game, and an End of the Season Award.

*There are no Evaluations

*Individual Sign Ups Only! NO Group or Team Sign Ups!

You will be contacted by the Family Sports Center Staff for more details.

Upward Basketball and Cheerleading is for kids ages kindergarten through 6th Grade Boys/Girls. (Must be 5 years old before September 1, 2017.)

For questions or more information, contact the FLC at 281-586-9797. For more information about the Upward program, please visit the Upward Basketball Website.