Upward Basketball & Cheerleading

Upward is more than a game! Your child will have fun learning or improving their sport-specific skills through Upward. Participation will give your child a chance to experience good sportsmanship on and off the court.
Program is for kids currently in grades K-6 and will run January-March 2020


  • Basketball players will receive a reversible mesh jersey, shorts and an Upward T-shirt
  • Cheerleaders will receive a jersey, mock turtleneck, and skorts.
  • Game day and year end awards
  • Equal playing time for basketball players
  • A one-hour practice and game each week starting the week of  January 11, 2020
  • Basketball & Cheerleading Fee: $95 per player if registered 9/1 to 9/30, after 9/30 registration is $115.  Registration will close on 11/30 (but late registrations will be accepted on a case-by-case basis).  There is a $10 discount on registrations for families with multiple children participating.


  • Practices will begin on 1/11 for K teams and the week of 1/13 for all other teams.
  • One hour per week (same time each week on either Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday ,Thursday or Friday nights.
  • Kindergarten practices are a half hour and play a half hour on Saturday.
  • Practice times are 6-7pm and 7-8pm (typically younger grades early/older grades later)
  • Team devotional (approximately 5 minutes)

Game Info

  • Eight (8) one hour games on Saturdays beginning 1/25.
  • Game start times vary any time between 8am and 6pm on Saturdays.
  • All games will be held at Fishers UMC Family Life Center.

 Team Info

  • Maximum 10 players per basketball team
  • Each player signs up as an individual – not as a group or team
  • Teams are drafted by computer after Evaluation Nights
  • Most basketball leagues will have 6-10 teams per league


  • Concessions are available on game days.  The money raised at concessions supports Fishers UMC student ministry and student mission trips.
  • Tickets are available to purchase to give to the teams for an after the game treat.
for more information
Visit the Upward Sports website for more information, including a parent FAQ.