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.  Upwards' mission is promoting the discovery of Jesus through sports.

About Upwards

Upwards at First Christian

Our church offers Upwards basketball and cheerleading for Kindergarten through 8th grade students.  The season begins in November and ends in March.  During that time the kids will have weekly practices and Saturday morning games.  Our church raises funds each year so that students can sign up and be on a team free of charge.  If you are interested in signing your child up for Upwards please contact the church at 618-932-6360.


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All registration for the 2021/2022 year will be done online. Click the button below to be taken to the registration page. No need to bring in any pamphlets!