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.


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

Price is $100 per player through Nov. 13 - which includes jersey, t-shirt, shorts, and an end of year award.
Price is $110 per player after Nov. 13. 


Every player and cheerleader must attend one evaluation/sizing to be placed on a team. Your registration is not complete until the player or cheerleader has completed an evaluation/sizing. They will take place in the First Baptist Forney Sports & Fitness Center as follows:

  • Thursday, November 4 from 7:00pm to 8:30pm
  • Monday, November 8 from 7:00pm to 8:30pm
  • Saturday, November 13 from 10:00am to 11:30am

Coming soon for 2022-23


Practices will begin in December.  Coaches will provide practices schedules once teams are set.

Practices and games are held at First Baptist Forney Sports & Fitness Center gyms. 

Games are on Friday evenings for 3rd-4th grade boys and on Saturdays for all other divisions. Coaches will provide game schedules.


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.


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