Upward Basketball & Cheerleading

Promoting the Discovery of Jesus Through Sports

Upward Basketball and Cheerleading is back for our 12th season!

This year we have made some significant changes to our league that we believe will impact the effectiveness and the environment of this incredible ministry. Due to those changes, our registrations will be limited in order for us to keep our program centralized to our facility and neighboring churches. Please be aware that these changes may impact your child's ability to play in this league if we reach our capacity.

Registration opens November 1. Don't delay!

Playing with a Purpose

Upward is a place where your child can learn to play basketball and cheerlead in an environment that doesn't just involve sports, but life! Our coaches look beyond the sport to help mentor our kids in life, not just basketball. Games are held on Thursday, Friday and Saturdays from mid January through early March.

All games and practices for the 2019 season will be held on the campus of New Philadelphia Nazarene and Sacred Heart.


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Registration will remain open until November 30.

We have a limited capacity for players this year, so don't delay in getting registered!

Interested in volunteering?

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Costs are as follows:

Early registration - $65 if paid on or before Nov 30th.
Late registration - $75 if paid after Nov 30th.

Every participating child must attend one Evaluation / Orientation session.  See dates below.

Upward Basketball & Cheerleading 2019

We are excited to begin the new year of Upward Sports! This year will include some important changes to our program as we seek to make Upward Basketball and Cheerleading a meaningful and rewarding experience for all of our participants. This year's registration will begin on NOVEMBER 1, 2018.



All players must be evaluated to be placed in a team. There are no make-up dates for evaluations.

November 10       8:30 AM to Noon
December 4         6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Picture Day

January 19          8:30 AM to 4:00 PM


January 7 - March 8     (New Philadelphia Nazarene & Sacred Heart)


March 16  (Location and time TBD)

Upward Basketball Photos