Upward Basketball and Cheerleading

Upward Basketball & Cheer


CHANGE FOR 2019-2020 - Crestwood Baptist Church will not be participating in Upward Basketball this year. 


Upward Basketball and Cheer are recreational and instructional leagues promoting character, self-esteem, and Salvation. The end of the season includes an awards ceremony and league award for each participant.

For more information about Upward Sports, go to: www.upward.org.


Practices are held for 1 hour, one night per week (Monday, Tuesday, or Thursday).  Your child will practice at Crestwood United Methodist Church. 

Practices begin the first week of December 2019

Games are on Saturdays beginning January 2020

Awards Celebration will be on a Sunday in March 2020


Upward Basketball is designed for boys grades K-8th and girls grades K-6th – Divisions are as follows:

  • Kindergarten: Coed (all other divisions offered for boys and girls separately)
  • 1st/2nd Grade, 3rd/4th Grade, 5th Grade
  • 1st/2nd Grade, 3rd-5th Grade
  • Kindergarten participants must be enrolled in Kindergarten, or 5 years old by October 1, 2018.

Upward Cheerleading is open to all boys and girls grades Kindergarten through 5th grade.

  • Teams will be broken down into teams based upon grade level and the number of participants in the league.
  • Kindergarten participants must be enrolled in Kindergarten or 5 years old by October 1, 2019.


Crestwood United Methodist Church & St. John United Methodist Church

Some age groups will travel to other community churches for some of their games.

Description of Game Locations:

CUMC=Crestwood United Methodist Church, 7214 Kavanaugh Road, Crestwood

St. John=St. John United Methodist Church, 12700 U.S. 42, Prospect