Upward Basketball and Cheerleading




Established in 1995, Upward Sports is the world’s largest Christian sports league for youth athletics. Today approximately half a million players participate in Upward recreation clinics, camps and leagues in 47 U.S. states and 72 countries, hosted by over 2,500 church partners.

Our Mission Statement 

Promoting the Discovery of Jesus Through Sports  

Our Values

The Expectation of God Moments
   We believe that God is at work all around us. 
Ephesians 2:10 – For we are God’s workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do. 

The Life of Integrity  
We believe that how we live is more important than what we say. 
Galatians 2:20 – I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me. 

The Opportunity to Serve  
We believe that it is a privilege to serve others. 
Mark 10:45 – For even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many. 

The Discipline of Excellence   
We believe in exceeding expectations. 
Colossians 3:17 – And whatever you do, whether in word or deed; do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.

The Priority of Children 
   We believe that every child is a winner. 
Matthew 18:14 – In the same way your Father in heaven is not willing that any of these little ones should be lost. 




For Questions concerning the Fishreek Upward program please contact:

Dave Kyer (Upward League Director) @ dhkyer@yahoo.com  330-322-5632.