2023 League Dates: Nov. 28, 2022 - March 19, 2023

Upward Basketball was founded by Caz McCaslin. Since it’s beginning in 1986, the emphasis has been upon Christ-likeness and good sportsmanship, not championships and trophies.

It was founded upon Colossians 3:17: “Whatever you do, whether in word of deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through Him.”


1st-6th Grade
Upward Basketball provides:

  • Equal playing time for every player
  • A one-hour practice and game each week of the season
  • An evaluation process to provide equal opportunity for improvement
  • And much more!

Every Upward Basketball player will receive:

  • Upward Basketball reversible jersey
  • Upward Basketball practice t-shirt
  • End of the season award (what will it be this year?)


1st-6th Grade
Upward Cheerleading promotes character and self-esteem in every child by providing:

  • Equal opportunity for improvement
  • A one-hour practice each week of the season
  • Cheer time for one hour on game day
  • And much more!

Every Upward Cheerleader will receive:

  • Upward Cheerleading top & skort
  • Two cheer poms and music CD
  • One megaphone
  • End of the season award

Keep in mind

Basketball shorts and cheerleading mock turtlenecks are optional at a cost of $20 (in addition to the registration fee).

Scholarships are available upon request. All scholarships require financial participation of at least 50%. Please contact the church office for more information.

Every Basketball player & Cheerleader MUST attend one Basketball Evaluation or Cheerleading Orientation.

Each team has a 1 hr practice each week. 


In order to put on an Upward League we need lots of help! And guess what? You are needed!
If you desire to be a coach or referee, prior basketball knowledge is helpful but not required. Attend one of the excellent Coaches/Referee Training Sessions which will be scheduled and you will be all set.

Different ways to serve in Upward:

Each team will have a Head Coach and Assistant Coach.

Designated officials who officiate a specific time each Saturday.

Team Parent
Individuals to assist their child’s team with organizing of snacks, drinks and to assist the coach.

Concession Stand
We need volunteers to help run the concession stands. All levels of commitment are needed, from 1-2 hours one Saturday-to a weekly volunteer position. You will be scheduled AROUND your child’s games.

Behind the Scenes
We need individuals to assist with data entry for player registrations.

Would you like to commit to pray for the players, parents, coaches, referees, and commissioners of Upward?

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