Upward Basketball and Cheerleading

Upward Basketball and Cheerleading are programs designed to give children (both boys and girls) and their families a positive sports experience by partnering with local churches to build character, self-esteem, and salvation.  The season will incorporate practice, games, devotions, and a celebration event at the end of the season.  The emphasis is on skill development and spiritual growth.

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Here we go! This is our first week of games! If you have any questions that I can help with, send me an email. Volunteers will be on hand to get you and your children where they need to go.

If you have not received a copy of the schedule, you may download the entire schedule by team here.

See you Saturday!

Danny Poyner

Who can play?

We welcome all K-5th grade boys and girls in the Cary area to sign up and play.

2014-2015 Registration and Fees

  • Early Registration (8/23-10/1): $75
  • Regular Registration (10/2-11/1): $90


  • Mandatory Evaluations (Required for playing, must attend one)
    • Tuesday, November 4, 2014 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm
    • Thursday, November 6, 2014 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm
  • First Practice will be Tuesday, January 6, regular practices will be held on Tuesday and Thursday nights
  • First Game—Saturday, January 17, 2015
  • Picture Day—Tuesday, February 3 and Thursday, February 5. Makeup day is Saturday, February 7, 2015
  • Upward Sunday—Sunday, February 22, 2015
  • Last Game—Saturday, March 7, 2015
  • Awards Celebration—Thursday, March 12, 2015 @ 6:30

Does our league need volunteers?

YES! Click here for more information on current needs.

For the safety of our children we require all adults who work with children under the age of 18 to complete a background check. Please print this form and turn it in to the church office.

If you would like to coach or referee this season, please download and return this form to Danny Poyner.

If you would like to volunteer or have any further questions, please contact us.

To learn more about the Upward Organization, visit them at www.upward.org.

Can’t participate in our league or looking for a different sport? Try the Upward League Finder!