Upward Basketball & Cheer

Registration for the 2018-2019 Upward Season is now CLOSED!

When is a game more than just a game?  We offer developmental and instructional team sports for kids in Grades K-8.  The Upward Sports Staff at Redland Baptist Church desire to change this generation.

We grow athletes:

  • Mentally – To make wise decisions
  • Athletically – To improve physical abilities
  • Spiritually – To embrace life’s purpose
  • Socially – To foster healthy relationships

Why choose us?

  • Upward Sports recreational athletes discover love for the game, and with a healthy competitive spirit, develop the skills they need to succeed in everything they do.
  • Competitive pricing to city and county rec. leagues
  • 1 practice and 1 game per week
  • Quality game day jersey/ cheer uniform
  • Age appropriate character and skill development both on and off the court.
  • Redland provides coaches clinics to improve and strengthen our coaches.


Every child participating in the Upward program must attend one evaluation. Players skills are evaluated and scored. These scores are used to assign players to a division/team.

Evaluations for players will take place at the Recreation and Outreach Center, “the ROC” as follows:

Monday, October 22, 5:00-7:30 pm
Tuesday, October 23, 5:00-7:30 pm
Thursday, October 25, 5:00-7:30 pm
Evaluation Scrimmage for grades 4-8: Saturday, October 28

Upward Parent Meetings

Tuesday, October 30 at 7pm in the Sanctuary
Thursday, November 1 at 7pm in the Sanctuary 

All parents of Upward basketball and cheer participants should attend one of these two meetings. Discussion will be about the format of the league’s activities, calendar, expectations of participants, parents, and staffers, and other pertinent information. Please choose one of these meetings to attend and learn all you need to make being a part of the league this season a fun, wonderful time for all.

Practices and Games

Practices begin the week of Monday, December 3, 2018.
Practice nights are Monday, Tuesday or Thursday Nights in the ROC or at a local Elementary School.

The first games will be Friday, January 11, 2019. GAME SCHEDULE (not yet available)

Season Celebration on Saturday, March 9, 2019.

(If there are inclement weather cancellations, practices and games will go one more week out through March 16, 2019).

Fees and Registration

Registration for the 2018-2019 Upward Season is August 10 – October 19!

All team registrations are now CLOSED!

upward-basketball-blue-on-whiteThe Basketball Program
The program registration fee is:
$80 per child grade K-4

Click HERE to Register K through Grade 4 Boys

Click HERE to Register K through Grade 4 Girls

$100 per child for grade 5-8

Click HERE to Register Grade 5 – 8 Boys

Click HERE to Register Grade 5 – 8 Girls

upward-cheerleading-blue-on-white The Cheer Program
The program registration fee is: $80 per child

Click HERE to Register for Cheer

*Payment is online by credit card only.

Please note, we are unable to refund fees and registration costs, as they are already committed to the purchase of equipment and programs costs before October 20, 2018.

Questions? Contact Upward Director Wendy Callahan at (upward@redlandbaptist.org) or Recreation Director at (recdirector@redlandbaptist.org).

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