Upward Basketball & Cheerleading

Heart for Monroe is partnering with Central United Methodist Church to provide Upward Sports coaches and volunteers to assist with basketball and cheerleading, concessions, devotionals, and encouragement to the players and families.

Upward Sports Recreation Programs offer a variety of opportunities for young athletes to discover and refine their athletic skills while cultivating a passion for the sport. Through age-appropriate team play, athletes begin to build positive character traits that will allow them to encourage, strengthen, and motivate themselves and their fellow teammates. As they learn and follow game rules, young athletes will also learn the value of sportsmanship with a healthy competitive spirit.

Upward Sports athletes experience the 360 Progression, which is a uniquely designed sports experience that develops the total athlete mentally, athletically, spiritually, and socially. It is modeled in Luke 2:52 – “And Jesus grew in wisdom and stature, and in favor with God and man.” The 360 Progression helps young athletes discover and develop the skills they need to perform both on and off the field or court. It also creates individuals of strong character, confidence, and faith.

Program Details

For Kindergarten through 8th Grade

Registration begins September 17, 2018 and Ends November 8, 2018.

Registration Fee $75.00 per player/cheerleader

Scholarships and discount pricing available

Evaluations- Saturday, October 27 / Saturday, November 3 / Thursday, November 8 (players only need to attend one)

Coaches meeting- November 17

Referees meeting- December 15

Volunteer Sign Up


5 Practices before 1st Game
  • Week of November 26, 2018
  • Week of December 3, 2018
  • Week of December 10, 2018
  • Week of December 17, 2018
  • Skip Week of December 24, 2018 (Christmas) 
  • Skip Week of December 31, 2018 ( New Year’s)
  • Week of January 7, 2019

Game Schedule

  • Saturday, January 12, 2019

  • Saturday, January 19, 2019

  • Saturday, January 26, 2019

  • Saturday, February 2, 2019

  • Saturday, February 9, 2019

  • Saturday, February 16, 2019

  • Saturday, February 23, 2019

  • Saturday, March 2, 2019

Upward Celebration Saturday, March 2, 2019