Upward Basketball & Cheer

Why Upward Basketball & Cheerleading?

Basketball continues to be America’s most popular team sport having nearly 40 million players nationwide.upward-blue-on-white.jpg

  • More than 7.5 million 6-11 year olds participate in basketball nationally
  • Cheerleading continues to grow at nearly a 50% rate each year nationally
  • Nearly 3.6 million students participate in cheerleading annually
  • 1.4 million cheerleaders are in the 6 to 11 year old age group

*source: 2004 Sports Participation in America Report, Sporting Goods Manufacturers Association

Upward Basketball and Upward Cheerleading offer a break from the norm. The primary focus of Upward is to develop the Winner in EVERY child, not just a few.

2017-18 Season

We offer separate leagues for boys and girls in Kindergarten through Grade 6 (except kindergarten which is co-ed).

Leagues are divided as follows: 

  • Kindergarten (Coed)
  • 1st & 2nd Grade Girls
  • 1st & 2nd Grade Boys
  • 3rd & 4th Grade Girls
  • 3rd & 4th Grade Boys
  • 5th & 6th Grade Girls
  • 5th & 6th Grade Boys

Registration is now closed.

Price is $95 per player which includes jersey, t-shirt, shorts, and an end of year award.  After Nov. 9 price is $105pp. Registration deadline was Nov. 13.

Everyone must attend one basketball evaluation or cheerleading orientation. They will take place in the First Baptist Forney Great Hall as follows:

  • Saturday, Nov. 4 between 10:00 and 11:30 am
  • Monday, Nov. 6 between 6:30 and 8:00 pm
  • Thursday, Nov. 9 between 6:30 and 8:00 pm
  • Monday, Nov. 13 between 6:30 and 8:00 pm

Practices will be held in FISD elementary school gyms. Games will be held in FISD Middle School and High School gyms. Coaches will provide practices schedules once teams are set.

  • Practices begin the week of Dec. 11, 2017.  All teams will practice on Mon, Tues, or Thurs. of each week for 1hr (5th and 6th grade practice a hour and a half).  Practices are held at FISD elementary schools.
  • Games begin January 13, 2018 for an eight week season. The 5th and 6th graders will end the season with a tournament.  Games will be played at Brown Middle School and North Forney High School.

  • Click here for Schedules (coming soon)

February 2018. (tentative) Coach to provide time slot for your team:

  • 6:00 - 7:00 pm in Worship Center
  • 7:30 - 8:30 pm in Worship Center

Contact Information

For information specific to your team, contact your child's head coach (once assigned)

If you are interested in coaching a team, please contact Greg below.

For more information regarding the league or First Baptist, contact Greg Childress at gchildress@fbcforney.org or call 972.564.3357.