Our league began in Findlay, OH in 1998 with the first games in January 1999. By teaming up with Upward Unlimited and other Findlay churches we can offer children in our local area a quality sports league with higher values. Our league includes:
Basketball for Boys and Girls
Upward Basketball is a fun and competitive league that teaches higher values and sportsmanship. Every child gets equal playing time and is encouraged to play to the best of their abilities, win or lose.
Cheerleading for Girls K-5 Grade
We strive to provide the best sports experience to every child on a cheerleader squad. Upward Cheerleading teaches young athletes the fundamentals necessary to succeed in cheerleading and also in life. This is not about perfect routines! It’s about learning skills as well as values like sportsmanship, teamwork and leadership.
A Different Kind of League
Winning is about so much more than the final score. Upward Sports is a first-class sports experience that emphasizes healthy competition, sportsmanship, skills-building and fun. We avoid the win-at-any-cost mentality found in many children sports leagues that sometimes leaves players on the bench.
A Ministry To Bless Everyone
Children will not only learn the fundamentals of basketball, but they will learn about the fundamentals of life through Bible studies and Scripture memorization. It is a fun-filled opportunity to get to know new friends and learn what Jesus has done and continues to do for us.