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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.  

 Online registration for the 2018 season is now closed.  The teams for 1st -4th grades are full.  There are a few spots remaining for K5 and 5th and 5th-7th grades. To inquire about those spots, please email Mark Shutt for details.