Sports Ministry

Ron Daniels, Upward League Director

Upward League Information


We offer Basketball and Cheerleading to children Kindergarten through eighth grade. Our Upward Sports season occurs annually from October-February. With Upward, EVERY CHILD PLAYS, EVERY CHILD LEARNS, AND EVERY CHILD IS A WINNER.


  • a personal relationship with the one true God through Jesus, His Son (John 3:16, John 14:6, Romans 10:9,10)
  • personal character with respect, honor, and integrity
  • self-esteem in every child;a sense of personal value from a biblical world view
  • a knowledge of the fundamentals of basketball
  • an understanding and enjoyment of the sport
  • sportsmanship and a respect for authority in any situation, on and off the court


Our desire is to provide a positive sports experience for every child! To do that we:

  • Create a fun and competitive sports environment
  • Teach sport fundamentals
  • Teach life lessons from the Bible during practice huddles
  • Recruit coaches who are focused on having fun, developing skills and building character


Our Commitment is to share the love of Jesus Christ with each player, coach, referee, volunteer, and family member that participates in our Upward Sports Ministry.

Upward Basketball & Cheerleading

Online registration:

Volunteer application:



The registration cost per child for basketball is $125;

The registration cost per child for cheerleading is $125;

Deadline for registration is October 16th.



Basketball participants must attend one basketball evaluation. They will take place at Roswell Street Baptist Church (Bldg G) as follows:

All Girl AND K-3rd Boys

-Tuesday, October 12th, between 5-7pm

-Thursday, October 14th, between 5-7pm

-Saturday, October 16th, between 9am-12pm  

4th– 8th Boys

-Saturday, October 16th, between 1-2pm (Game Play Evaluation)



First Practice – Monday, November 1, 2021 (one practice per week)

First Game – Saturday, December 4, 2021 (one game per week | 8 games minimum)

Last Season Game – Saturday, February 6, 2022

End of Season Tournament – Saturday, February 12 , 2022 (Full Court Teams Only)



Ron Daniels


Office: 770-424-9836