Upward Basketball & Cheer

Basketball continues to be America’s most popular team sport having nearly 40 million players nationwide.

  • More than 7.5 million 6-11 year olds participate in basketball nationally
  • Cheerleading continues to grow at nearly a 50% rate each year nationally
  • Nearly 3.6 million students participate in cheerleading annually
  • 1.4 million cheerleaders are in the 6 to 11 year old age group

*source:  Sports Participation in America Report, Sporting Goods Manufacturers Association

Upward Basketball and Upward Cheerleading offer a break from the norm. The primary focus of Upward is to develop the Winner in EVERY child, not just a few.

League Information

We offer separate leagues for boys and girls in Kindergarten through Grade 6 (except kindergarten which is co-ed).

Leagues are divided as follows:

  • Kindergarten 
  • 1st & 2nd Grade Boys & Girls
  • 3rd & 4th Grade Boys & Girls
  • 5th & 6th Grade Boys & Girls

Cheerleading is for girls in Kindergarten through 6th grade.

2022-23 REGISTRATION

Every player and cheerleader must be registered ONLINE before attending evaluations.  No new registrations will be accepted at evaluations.

EVALUATIONS & ORIENTATIONS

NEW THIS SEASON:  Evaluations will be grouped by age.  It is mandatory that each player attend one evaluation designated for their specific age group in order to play

Cheerleaders must attend one evaluation of their choosing for uniform sizing purposes only.

5th and 6th Grade Evaluations:
Thursday, Nov. 3, 7:00-8:30 pm
Saturday, Nov. 12, 1:00-2:30 pm

Kindergarten-4th Grade Evaluations:
Saturday, Nov. 5, 1:00-2:30 pm
Monday, Nov. 14, 7:00-8:30 pm

Note: Teams are almost full. Kindergarten and grades 1st & 2nd teams are now full. Any new registrations for grades 3-4 boys and grades 5-6 boys will be placed on a waitlist. Grades 3-4 girls and grades 5-6 girls still have spots open.

Registration

Price is $100 per player Oct. 1 - Nov. 12 - which includes jersey, t-shirt, shorts, and an end of year award.
No registrations accepted after Nov. 12. 

Note: Teams are almost full. Kindergarten and grades 1st & 2nd teams are now full. Any new registrations for grades 3-4 boys and grades 5-6 boys will be placed on a waitlist. Grades 3-4 girls and grades 5-6 girls still have spots open.

Click here to register

PRACTICE / GAME SCHEDULES

Practices will be Sunday, Monday and Thursday evenings, Dec 4-15 and Jan 1 – Feb 23. (We may add Wednesday as a practice day depending upon number of teams.) 

Games will be played on Fridays and Saturdays, January through February. 

Practices and games are held at First Baptist Forney Sports & Fitness Center gyms located at 1003 College Street in Forney, TX. 

*Opening weekend games will be played on Saturday, Jan. 7, and Sunday, Jan. 8.

Coaches will provide practices schedules once teams are set.

AWARDS

Coach will provide details for your team.

Contact Information

For information specific to your team, contact your child's head coach (once assigned).

If you are interested in assisting a team or volunteering to referee, please contact Greg below.


STAFF

For more information regarding the league or First Baptist, contact Greg Childress, Sports and Recreation Minister at or call 972.564.3357.