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On-Line Registration ENDS the day before EVALUATION NIGHTS start near 1st-Novembe and team assignments are in November. Practices start in December and eight league games are played on Saturdays in January/February. Kids love Upward because they get to play and learn the game of basketball and parents love the league because it involves an appropriate level of commitment and competition. Read More
Early Registration ON-LINE saves! ( i.e. multiple child discounts available on-line only)
On-Line Registration Begins September 1, 2021
Registration is on a first come first received basis. Once a gender/grade division is full, we close that gender/grade registration. We strongly encourage on-line early registration to: 1) reduce the potential of being wait listed; 2) lower a families overall cost in fees; and 3) improve the quality of the information entered into the Upward League Management computer system. Walk-in registrations during the Evaluation nights are not guaranteed and are considered a late registration pending League capacity limits. We make every effort to include every child interested but are limited by team size and number of teams due to gym time available to the League. Read More
Nov 1(K-2gr); Nov 2 (3-4gr); & Nov 4 (5-6gr) [6-8pm]
Location: JARVIS MEMORIAL TCLC GYM - Each child is evaluated in a low-pressure environment (it is NOT a "tryout") where we assess their skills. Everyone attends one basketball evaluation. Each child's evaluation itself takes about 10-15 minutes. The overall orientation and evaluation process takes approximately 1 hour. Orientation, uniform sizing and skill evaluation all take place in the Taft Christian Life Center of Jarvis Memorial UMC. The entrance is on the Greene Street side of the church. Read More
Upward Cheerleading teaches the fundamentals of cheerleading by focusing on strong skill development and provides a safe, fun and affirming experience. Learn chants, motions, jumps, cheers and pom routines while making new friends! Upward Cheerleading squads are determined by age. Squads rotate the teams they cheer for throughout the season. Cheers encourage all players. Cheerleaders (K5 - 6th grade) practice one evening each week during the 11 week season (Dec - Feb) with games on Saturdays ( during Jan - Feb). Practice night and time are fixed while game times vary each Saturday depending on schedule. Read More
Welcome and thanks for considering an Upward Coaching and/or Referees Position! Complete and Submit the ON-LINE Coach & Referee Application form (take 2-3 minutes). Read More
Code of Conduct
The decision to be a coach or referee for Upward Sports is no small matter. You have the opportunity to make a huge, positive difference in the lives of kids in our community. We believe that a great league starts with coaches who understand the Upward mission and referees with the authority to control our games to stay on our mission. Read More
Coaches Training Event trailer video

The United Methodist Church Safe Sanctuaries initiative requires all Basketball & Cheerleading coaches, assistant coaches, and  referees attend a mandatory training session(s) in early November each year to participate in that capacity.  The session includes child safety training and sport specific training.  Coach selection is based on attendance.

Coach/Referee Training:  Tues., Nov. 9 or Nov. 15, 2020 (7-8:00 pm)

Team Picture Day 2020 trailer and composite video

Team Pictures are taken 10-40 min before each game and organized to get all the players, cheerleaders and their coaches ready to come thru the Upward tunnel on time for each game.  That's 418 kids and 135 coaches plus the parents all working together.  The digital pictures are then email to the families for each team at no cost to share with family members and friends.

Picture Day: Saturday February 5, 2022



1:00 pm (Cheer, Kind, 1-2 Boys, 1-3 Girls)  & 

3:00 pm (3-4 Boys, 4-6 Girls, 5-6 Boys)


Crowd participation shows turning spectators into participants while GOLD and PURPLE teams compete in fun games.


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