UPWARD is for ages Kindergarten - 6th grade. EVERY CHILD PLAY. EVERY CHILD LEARNS. UPWARD promotes character and self-esteem in every child by:
  • Providing an evaluation system that promotes equal teams and opportunities
  • Establishing a one-hour practice and game each week
  • Implementing a substitution system for each team, allowing every child equal playing time
  • Creating the opportunity for every child to learn the skills of the game

Upward is more than a game. Your child will have fun learning or improving their sport specific skills through Upward. Participating in this league will give your child a chance to experience good sportsmanship on and off the court. While playing or cheering for Upward Basketball, your child will also receive a special recognition award after every game and have the opportunity to develop new friendships.

Volunteering: We need you to help make the UPWARD program a success at FBC! There are many ways to volunteer your time, talents or both. Ministry needs are: Prayer partners, Referees, Concessions, Coaches, Testimony/Devotion Leaders. What part will you play?

Contact: Tommy Starnes, UPWARD Director, 274-3289, or click here to e-mail.

Basketball: Along with this unique sports experience, your child will receive the following:

  • Upward reversible jersey
  • Upward Basketball T-shirt
  • Upward car magnet
  • End-of-season award

Cheerleading: While your child cheers for Upward Basketball, they will be able to sign-up individually, not as a squad. They will also learn techniques to improve their cheerleading skills. Along with this unique sports experience, your child will receive the following:

  • Upward Cheerleading uniform
  • Upward Cheerleading megaphone
  • Upward pom-poms
  • Upward car magnet
  • End-of-season award

(pdf format)

Registration Form

Liability Release Agreement

Volunteer Form
We need many volunteers to have a successful Upward ministry, consider how you can volunteer.



October 1-7
FBC Member & Previous Upward Participant Protected Registration

October 8
Open Registration begins

Tuesday, November 10 &
Thursday, November 12
6-8 pm


Sunday, November 15
8:45 am | Fellowship Hall

Pancake Prayer Breakfast

Monday, November 30
& Tuesday, December 1

Practices begin

January 9 - February 27
Games on Saturdays

February 28
Upward Celebration



Volunteers are needed to work in the concession area during the Saturday games.  There are three shifts: 8-10 am, 10 am - 12 noon and 12-2 pm.  A new sign-up will be available for the 2015-16 season - check back later!