Upward Sports


Upward Basketball and Cheerleading is a ministry designed to teach each child about SALVATION, CHARACTER, and SELF-ESTEEM as they learn the skills of the game of basketball and cheerleading.

Upward Sports, the world’s largest Christian sports program for children, was created with a vision to provide the best sports experience possible for every child. Each year some one million people around the world play, coach, referee or volunteer in Upward Sports Leagues and Camps hosted by more than 2,400 churches. Anyone – children and volunteers of any faith or no faith – can participate in Upward Sports. Specifically designed for children in K5- fifth grade, Upward Sports aims to bring out “the winner” in every child – regardless of the game’s score.

First Baptist Church of Lawton offers basketball and cheerleading. Any child that is in K-5 up to 5th grade is able to play. Each season consists of one evaluation, 9 practices, 8 games, and one celebration at the end of the season. All participants will receive a full uniform specific to the sport they are playing, along with necessary accessories. 

Upward promotes character and fun for every child by:

  • Providing an evaluation system that promotes equal and competitive teams.
  • Establishing a one-hour practice time each week as well as an Eight-Game Season.
  • Implementing a substitution system for each team, allowing every child equal playing time
  • Creating the opportunity for every child to learn and improve their skills basketball and/or cheerleading.

Participating in Upward gives children a chance to experience good sportsmanship on and off the court. Children receive a special recognition award after every game and have the opportunity to develop new friendships.

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Early Bird Registration ends Nov. 4

$65.00 basketball, $65.00 cheerleading.

Regular Registration ends Nov. 21

$90.00 basketball, $90.00 cheerleading

Payment is due at Assessment time,6:00-8:00 p.m. November 18, 19, or 21, 2013.

K5 & 1st grade - Nov. 18; 2nd & 3rd grade - Nov. 19; 4th & 5th grade Nov. 21 -- Cheerleaders may attend any night

Cost includes:
Basketball: jersey, shorts, t-shirt, scripture cards, celebration night gift, iron-on award stars
Cheerleading: skirt, shell (top), pom poms, megaphone, celebration night gift, scripture cards, sticker award stars

Optional items: cheer turtleneck ($15)

First Practice Week

January 6, 2014

First Game Day

January 18, 2014

Celebration Night

March 8, 2014

Deployed? As a way of saying thank you to those who serve, Upward Sports will scholarship $50 for any and every child who may have a parent or legal guardian who is currently deployed overseas (any time between the dates of January 6, 2014 through March 8, 2014). A copy of orders is required to receive scholarship.

(580) 353-1770

Where Every Child Is A WinnerTM

Introducing children to Jesus Christ by creating opportunities to serve through sports.