2021 UPWARD basketball & cheer

Complete both the Online Registration and the Evaluation Form to register your student.

Our Program

Our Upward program exists to help the youth in our community grow physically, mentally, and in character. Through a positive, yet challenging environment, we work with parent coaches to encourage our participants to push themselves in each of these areas.

We will have two leagues this year to help with social distancing in our facilities.


Kdg-3rd grade Basketball & Cheer

  • Our Kdg-3rd grade boys/girls basketball and cheer league will be a co-ed league this year.
  • Registration is now closed for Kdg-3rd grade league. Contact the church office for openings at (810) 653-6218.
  • First game: Saturday, January 16, 2021.
  • Season celebration: Sunday, February 21, 2021.
  • This league will have two divisions: Kdg-1st grade play on an 8′ hoop, and 2nd-3rd grade play on a 9′ hoop.
  • Games are held on Saturday mornings and afternoons.

4th-8th grade Basketball

  • Our 4th-8th grade boys/girls basketball league will not be co-ed.
  • The EARLY Registration cost per child for basketball or cheerleading is $55, after January 22, the cost is $65.
  • DEADLINE for registration is Friday, February 5, 2021.
  • Practices: Will begin the week of February 22, 2021.
  • First game: Saturday, March 6, 2021.
  • Season celebration: Sunday, April 18, 2021.
  • This league will have two divisions: 4th-5th grade and 6th-8th grade.  Both divisions play full court on the 10′ hoop.
  • Games are held on Saturday mornings and afternoons.


If a game or practice is cancelled, you will be notified by your child’s coach.  We will also update any cancellations on our Facebook page:   https://www.facebook.com/Upward.at.RichfieldNaz/


Q: Are the teams co-ed?
A: Only the Kdg-3rd grade league is co-ed. The 4th-8th grade league is not co-ed.

Q: What days are practices?
A: Every team practices one hour a week (including cheer). We work really hard to get all siblings on the same practice night.  Practices are held on either Mondays, Tuesdays, or Thursdays.

Q: When are games?
A: Games are held on Saturday mornings and afternoons.

Q: How often do the cheerleader’s cheer?
A: The cheer squad cheers for one game a weekend, they cheer at least once for every age division. 

Q: What are the colors of the uniforms?
A: The uniform colors vary from year to year. This year’s colors are red and blue. 

  • Your player kit comes with a reversible jersey and a t-shirt.
  • Reversible shorts are optional at a cost of $15 each. 
Pastor Jerry Sipes

Contact Jerry Sipes

Upward League Director

If you are interested in finding out more about Upward Basketball/Cheer, feel free to contact me at:


Early Morning Worship @ 9:00 AM
Morning Worship @ 10:30 AM

Youth @ 6:45 PM
Groups @ 6:30 PM
Pastor’s Prayer Meeting @ 6:30 PM
No Children’s Programming at this time

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