Register your child today for the 2021 Upward Basketball and Cheerleading season.  



  • Grades: K5-8th Boys and Girls
  • Early Registration Fee: $65.00 per child (October 2-November 30) 
  • Late Registration Fee: 75.00 per child (December 1-December 9)
  • Dates of Season: The season runs from January – March. Games will be on Saturdays in February – March. January is just practice.



  • Grades: K5-5th Girls
      • Due to space issues, Please contact Jennifer Wiseburn at if your 6th-8th grade student is interested in cheerleading. 
  • Early Registration Fee: $65.00 per child (October 2-November 30)
  • Late Registration Fee: $75.00 per child (December 1-December 9) 
  • Dates of Season: The season runs from January – March. Games will be on Saturdays in February – March. January is just practice.
If you have further questions that are not answered by the information below, please click here for a FAQ sheet provided by our Upward team.
Lebanon Baptist Church takes seriously the health concerns and issues related to COVID-19. We want you to know that we are taking the necessary precautions with everything we are doing this season in our Upward program. We guarantee that you and your children will experience a completely safe, healthy and fun environment while on our campus. Here is what we are doing every time we meet for Upward activities: 
  • Limiting the capacity of our league to 248 children total (208 for basketball and 40 for cheerleading) . We have already limited each division as necessary. When the limit is reached in an individual division during the registration process, the parent attempting to register will be notified. 
  • We are limiting the amount of people allowed in our facility for each game and practice. The specific amount of individuals allowed for each game and practice will be presented as we move closer to the beginning of the season.
  • We will have waiting lists available. 
  • Taking temperatures at the door (above 99.9 degrees will not be allowed in our facilities) 
  • Requiring that masks be worn when social distancing cannot be practiced.
  • Practicing social distancing at all times while on campus. 
  • Providing sanitizing stations at each of our entrances. 
  • Our facility will be sanitized between each practice and game.
  • Sanitation cleanings before and after each meeting. 
Early Registration ends November 30, 2020. After early registration ends, the price will increase to $80.00 per child for basketball and $80 per child for cheerleading. Registration will close on December 9, 2020.
If you would like to register your child in person, you may stop by the church office at Lebanon Baptist Church anytime between Monday-Friday, 9am-4pm. 
Your registration fee covers several things for the season: 
  • Basketball: A high quality double-sided numbered jersey, matching double sided shorts (Optional – additional $20.00), an Upward T-Shirt, and an end of the year award celebration. 
  • Cheerleading: A cheer uniform (top and skort), cheer mock turtlenecks (Optional – additional $20.00), pom poms, megaphone, and an end of the year award celebration. 
To see the colors for basketballs jersey and cheerleading uniforms for this upcoming Upward season, Check out the images below. 
Basketball Home Uniform
Basketball Away Uniform
Cheerleading Uniform



Evaluation and Orientation: For our Upward program, we do a draft process for the different age groups in order to enhance our Upward league.
We are requiring that each child and his or her parent(s) attend the evaluation that is scheduled for his or her grade level.Those attending a cheerleading evaluation will only need to come one of them. It does not matter which evaluation your child attends; however, she must attend at least one. 
For the evaluations, we are asking that you arrive at the beginning of the time slots mentioned below. Here are evaluation dates and times. Please bring your child to the time slot and date that matches his or her grade. It is MANDATORY that each child be evaluated at the time/date below: 
Basketball Evaluations: 
  • Thursday, December 10 (6:00pm-6:45pm): K5-1st Grade Boys and Girls  
  • Thursday, December 10 (7:00pm-7:45pm): 2nd-3rd Grade Boys and Girls 
  • Saturday, December 12 (9am-9:45am): 4th-5th Grade Boys and Girls 
  • Saturday, December 12 (10am-10:45am): 6th-8th Grade Girls 
  • Saturday, December 12 (11am-11:45am): 6th-8th Grade Boys
Cheerleading Evaluations: 
  • Thursday, December 10 (6:00pm-7:00pm): K5-5th Grade Girls
  • Saturday, December 12 (10am-11am): K5-5th Grade Girls
      • Cheerleaders are only required to attend one evaluation
Every child must attend the scheduled evaluations mentioned above concerning his or her age group in order to play this year. While the players and cheerleaders are being evaluated, parents will meet with the Upward director. The players and cheerleaders will also be sized for their jersey/uniform. 
Evaluations will be held in the Family Life Center, which is the large building with the overhang on the front of it. If you are unfamiliar with Lebanon Baptist Church, please follow the directional signs when you arrive.
Please note that all children who register will participate; however, as part of the registration process for basketball, all children will be evaluated. All cheerleaders will meet for orientation. Team rosters and practice nights/times will be finalized and announced by December 21, 2019. In order to communicate that information to you as parents, you will be contacted via email by the Upward director. It is imperative that you provide your primary email address when registering your child. 
PLEASE NOTE: Team rosters, practice days, practice times, and a game schedule will be announced during the two weeks following November 15. Our Upward league schedules practices on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, or Friday. Your child will only have one practice a week and only have one game a week. Each practice and each game will be one hour in length.When this information is announced, you will receive an email with a link to your child’s Upward team page. 
  • Evaluations: December 10 and 12
  • First Practice: The first practices will start the week of January 4, 2021
  • First Game: The first game will be on February 6, 2021
  • Picture Day: Picture Day is February 20, 2021. 
  • Award Ceremony: The Upward Award Ceremony will be April 11, 2021
If your child is unable to participate in the Upward program this year due to finances, please click here to see the payment plans we have available as well as our scholarship process we follow.
For more information about Upward Basketball and Cheerleading at Lebanon Baptist Church, please contact Kyle Oakley at or call the church office at 336.621.0597.
If you have further questions that are not answered by the information above, please click here for a FAQ sheet provided by our Upward team.
Upward Director @ Lebanon