The 2019-2020 season has NOW ENDED for
Upward Basketball and Cheerleading. 


  • Grades: K5-8th Boys and Girls
  • Early Registration Fee: $70.00 per child (September 23-November 3) 
  • Late Registration Fee: 80.00 per child (November 4-November 13)


  • Grades: K5-6th Girls
  • Early Registration Fee: $70.00 per child (September 23-November 3)
  • Late Registration Fee: $80.00 per child (November 4-November 13)
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.
Early Registration ends November 3, 2019. 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 November 13, 2019.
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 $15.00), an Upward T-Shirt, and an end of the year award celebration. 
  • Cheerleading: A cheer uniform (top and skort), cheer mock turtlenecks (Optional – additional $15.00), poms 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, watch the video below. 


Evaluation and Orientation: This year, we are implementing a draft 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. 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.

  • Thursday, November 14: 6pm—5K-1st Grade (boys and girls)
  • Thursday, November 14: 7pm—2nd-3rd Grade (boys and girls)
  • Friday, November 15: 6pm—4th-5th grade girls
  • Friday, November 15: 7pm—4th-5th grade boys
  • (CHEERLEADING) Friday, November 15: 6pm-7pm—K5-5th Grade
  • Saturday, November 16: 10am—6th-8th grade girls
  • Saturday, November 16: 11am—6th-8th grade boys
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 1, 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: November 14-15
  • First Practice: The first practices will start the week of December 2, 2019.
  • First Game: The first game will be on January 11, 2020.
  • Picture Day: Picture Day is February 1, 2020. Click here to see a price list.
  • Award Ceremony: The Upward Award Ceremony will be March 14, 2020. 
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 Nick Decker at 336.621.0597 x302 or by email at 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.