What Is Upward Sports?

Upward Sports is a positive sports experience that offers both parents and kids exactly what they want in a sports league. Parents love the family-friendly schedule, with a welcoming environment and coaches who teach the sport without yelling. Kids love the fact that they get to play or cheer every game, make new friends, and have fun learning new skills.


Check out the opportunities for your family below. All Upward volunteers must complete Child Protection First! training, and agree to our first commitment that, "Jesus Christ is Lord."

Upward Basketball

Upward 2019 Play Begins January 26, 2019

Registration begins Monday morning, October 1. The cost is $75 for early registration through October 31. On November 1, registration goes up to $90.  November 13 is the last day to register. Click one of the links below to register.


Registration Link

Volunteer Registration Link


Wow! You don't want to miss coming out on a Saturday (from 8:00 a.m. through 6:00 p.m.) to watch kids that began to register back in October, and have been practicing since the first week of January. Kindergartners only practice on game days since it is a developmental league. 1st through 8th graders practice one night per week, and games are played on Saturdays through March 9.


Volunteers are needed as teaching referees, concession stand workers, as host families, and at the scorers table. If you wish to invest in the lives of kids and their families, consider serving through Upward this season. How can you know if we still need volunteers? If we are still playing, it isn't to late to see a league in action that proclaims "Jesus Christ is Lord." For more information, email us at upward@fbccenterton.org.

Look what's NEW for Upward Basketball at FBC Centerton!

We are now offering a 5th-6th grade girls 3v3 prep league. Registration starts today! Cost is $40. We will meet on Fridays from 7:30-9:00 p.m. beginning in January. The first part of the night will be dedicated to fundamental skills and coaching in tactics. The second portion will be devoted to multiple 3v3 games going on simultaneously. Sign up today as space is limited!


3v3 Prep Participant Registration: 
https://registration.upward.org/UPW68035/add


3v3 Prep Volunteer Registration: 
https://registration.upward.org/UPW68035/volunteeradd