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

  • We have had to cancel this league due to the extension of the Governor’s mandate of no indoor contact sports on 1/13/21. 
  • Our cheerleaders and the 2nd/3rd grade division will move up to our league that will begin in February, but unfortunately we do not have room to move up our  Kdg/1st grade division due to COVID restrictions. 
  • Registration for our 2nd/3rd grade division is now closed.

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 royal blue and coral. 

  • 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:


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