Basketball & Cheerleading [2015]

We are looking forward to another exciting Upward Basketball and Cheerleading season! To register for basketball, click here.  To register for cheerleading, click here.

Upward is the world's largest Christian youth sports provider. We believe that sports create an environment perfect for mentoring and character development. Whether it is basketball or cheerleading – you will find that ECC Upward is a league that encourages your child and is right for your family’s busy schedule. With just a 1-hour practice and 1-hour game each week, Upward Sports fits your lifestyle while promoting the values that matter to you. At Upward every child plays because every child is a winner. We welcome all children in Pre-K (5 years old by August 1) through 5th grade to join our program.

Find below some helpful information:

  • Each participant MUST attend ONE evaluation. An evaluation should take approximately ½ hour.  The evaluations will be held at Emmanuel Community Church in the FLC Gym.  The FLC Gym is located inside door #3.   At the evaluation, we will collect registrations fees, size your players for their uniforms, administer a skills test (Basketball Players Only).
  • The registration fee is $75 for the first registered player, $55 for each additional sibling. Optional shorts are $15 per participant. Scholarships are available for those who qualify.
  • Registration fees will be collected at the time of evaluation. Checks can be made payable to ECC or credit cards are accepted.


Important Dates:

Evaluation Dates: Each participate MUST attend ONE:

  • Sunday, December 7 between 1:00 PM & 3:00 PM
  • Wednesday, December 17 between 6:00 PM & 8:00 PM
  • Sunday, December 21 between 1:00 PM & 3:00 PM

Practices: Tuesdays and Thursdays each week, beginning the week of January 5

First Game: Saturday, January 10. (We will be playing a 10 game schedule.)

Upward/Mad Antz Player Clinic: Monday, February 16 at ECC

Mad Antz Basketball Game: Sunday, Feburary 22

Closing Ceremony: Friday, March 20


Players 3rd Grade and Above:

There will be a new format for Upward players 3rd grade and above.  Please check out this video.