UPWARD Basketball and Cheerleading


Thank you for your interest in Upward In The Abbey!
Open Registration will begin October 1, 2022 through December 6th.

Here's some information you'll need to know.
Evaluation and Orientation dates are set:
Saturday, December 10 from 9 am - 12 pm.
Saturday, December 17 from 9 am - 11 am.

Each child needs to attend and participate in 1 of these dates.

Skill levels and abilities will be assessed and Teams will then be divided fairly from these evaluations. It is vital that each child is present for 1 of the Evaluation/Orientation dates.

Practice dates will be on Tuesday OR Wednesday OR Thursday evenings. Times and dates will be set by the Team coaches.

Practices can start as soon as the week of December 26th through the week of February 13th.

Scrimmage - Saturday, January 7 (no referees, no refreshments - just straight basketball)
Game 1 - Saturday, January 14
Game 2 - Saturday, January 21
Game 3 - Saturday, January 28
Game 4 - Saturday, February 4
Game 5 - Saturday, February 11
Game 6 - Saturday, February 18

Award Celebration - Saturday, February 25

We will have an information meeting for Coaches, Referees, Concessions and Sound/Tech etc. We plan on praying through the season as a Church for fair play, great God lessons, learning and applying basketball and cheerleading skills and providing uplifting entertainment for our community in support of all basketball players and cheerleaders.

Upward In The Abbey Registration Link:

Upward In The Abbey Volunteer Registration Link:

Questions? Email Eileen: upwardwestminster@gmail.com
Phone or text Eileen:  419 516 9697


About Upward Sports

Established in 1995, Upward Sports is the world’s largest Christian youth sports provider. Upward Sports is the only organization that offers the 360 Progression™, a uniquely designed total sports experience that adapts and expands as players grow in their personal athletic journeys. The 360 Progression develops total athletes mentally, athletically, spiritually, and socially – producing players who excel both on and off the field. 

Today, approximately half a million players at more than 2,000 churches in 47 states participate in camps, clinics, and leagues through Upward Sports’ Recreation Division.

In 2012, Upward Sports created its Performance Division – Upward Stars – aimed at young athletes wanting to further develop their skills and participate in a higher level of competition. Within the first year, approximately 900 athletes competed on Upward Stars teams.

Our Mission

Promoting the Discovery of Jesus Through Sports.

Our Values

The Expectation of God Moments
We believe that God is at work all around us.
For we are God's workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do. - Ephesians 2:10

The Life of Integrity
We believe that how we live is more important than what we say.
I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me. - Galatians 2:20

The Opportunity to Serve
We believe that it is a privilege to serve others.
For even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many. - Mark 10:45

The Discipline of Excellence
We believe in exceeding expectations.
And whatever you do, whether in word or deed; do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him. - Colossians 3:17

The Priority of Children
We believe that every child is a winner.
In the same way your Father in heaven is not willing that any of these little ones should be lost. - Matthew 18:14



God has truly blessed Westminster UMC and The Abbey with the UPWARDS Basketball and Cheerleading program.  The support from the community including parents, grand-parents, friends, family and worship attenders has been incredible.