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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What a GREAT season! Thank you to all of the parents, coaches, helpers, and everyone that had a part in making this season happen. And than you to the kids for playing hard and being great listeners through the season.

We are collecting old uniforms that you no longer want or need around your house. We support a great ministry called Operation Christmas Child and we can send these uniforms all around the world to children in need. Collect any old uniforms you may have laying around from previous years that no longer fit, or drop off this year’s uniform at the celebration on Thursday. Thanks for your support of this ministry.

Many of you have asked about your picture orders. I talked with the photographer on Thursday and he said many of the orders have been shipped very recently. The labs were hit hard by a lot of this winter weather causing delays in processing and shipping pictures. You can place orders if you didn’t order previously or contact the photographer if you have further questions by clicking here.

I hope you were able to make it Sunday for Upward Sunday. We had a great time together in worship. If you were unable to attend, here is the video that we showed to start the service.

Plan to attend our Upward Celebration banquet on Thursday night, March 12 at 6:00. We’ll eat and play a few games, and of course, we’ll hand out awards too! I did not imagine the wonderful response we have had to the dinner. We are at capacity. If you have not signed up and would like to come, please email me at dpoyner@caryfbc.org and I will put you on a waiting list. If you have registered and have more than your immediate family coming (parents and siblings), please let me know so we can get more people involved!

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 @ 6:00

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!