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Upward Basketball & Cheerleading


Sports are a great way for children to learn about teamwork, respect for authority and sportsmanship. Upward is a fun, reliable, passionate and encouraging sports experience for boys and girls ages rising kindergarten – grade 7. Unique aspects of Upward include an evaluation system that promotes equal and competitive teams and a substitution system that allows for equal playing time for all participants.

Through Upward, children are exposed to quality coaching and sports development. Upward emphasizes character and integrity instead of a “win at all costs” mentality associated with today’s sports world. The emphasis is placed on having fun and good sportsmanship, not the scoreboard and standings.

 Children participate in a one-hour practice and game each week.  

 Pineville UMC hosts one Upward Basketball and Cheerleading season (December - March) and a summer camp.  Register here for Upward Summer Basketball Camp.

All practices and games are held in the Crossroads Center at Pineville UMC.  

Contact Mark Shutt for details.


Learn more about Upward Sports.