Upward Basketball & Cheer

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Upward Basketball & Cheer

Upward Basketball and Cheerleading is a recreational sports experience built on teaching fundamentals and giving kids a great athletic experience. We have teams for 5K up to 8th grade boys and girls. (5K up to 2nd grade is Co-Ed.) Here are the key components of our league:

  •  1 hour of practice a week (*New this season, K5 players will also practice one hour each week.)
  •  1 game each week
  • weekly team break where coaches instill sound, biblical like skills into their team
  •  a player-friendly rotation that strive to give each child equal playing time. Older teams (5th – 8th grade) operate on a more subjective rotation

First North along with Lake Bowen Baptist Church is part of the North Division of the Spartanburg County Upward League. All practices will be hosted at these two locations. We will attempt to accommodate your gym preference. Please note your gym preference in the “Comment” section of the registration page. Games will be hosted as follows:

  • All games will be played in participating church gyms

Each player and cheerleader must to attend the player/cheerleader orientation and evaluations. We cannot adequately place your child on a team or squad without the information we gather at this event. Please make this a priority.


  • Early Registration fee is $75
  • After November 10, the cost is $90
  • Shorts and Turtleneck shirts (cheer) are extra

Key Dates:

  • Registration is open
  • Player Evaluation/Cheer Fitting: Tuesday, Nov. 14 & Thursday, Nov. 16
    (Each participant must attend ONE of these events.)

If you have questions, call the church office at 864-578-0509