Upward is the world's largest Christian-based kid’s sports league. Come join the fun on the basketball court! Our basketball league is open to boys and girls, grades Kindergarten through 5th grade. We offer separate boys and girls teams. Depending on registration numbers, Kindergarten and 1st grade could be co-ed. 

Space is limited!  There is the potential we may fill up at some grade divisions – Register early to secure your spot!

The 2nd/3rd grade BOYS, 4th/5th grade BOYS, and 4th/5th grade GIRLS divisions are now full.  We are unable to accept any further online registrations for this age and gender division. St. Andrew's Methodist Church has an Upward league with openings.  For additional information and to register, please visit their website at www.standrewsomaha.net/  or go to www.upward.org.  

If you prefer to have your child placed on a wait list for any of these FULL divisions, please send an email to Cindy Moresette at cindy@wchurch.tv.


Registration is now closed for the
2017 Upward Basketball and Cheer season.

Please check back September 1 to register for the 2018 season!



$80 early bird
$100 after November 7

Cost includes a reversible jersey and t-shirt for Basketball; a top, skort, hair ribbon, poms and megaphone for Cheer; plus a car magnet and season-end award for your child.  

Optional items: Matching reversible shorts for Basketball or a turtleneck for Cheer are optional and can be purchased for $20. New this year: optional matching performance socks can be purchased for $15.

Partial Scholarships are available for those with financial need. Contact Cindy Moresette at cindy@wchurch.tv if you have questions about a scholarship. 

Registration is not complete until full payment is received. 

Service scholarship

The Jeff Hart Upward Service Scholarship, which provides a one-time scholarship to a child who demonstrates a positive impact in their school, home, church or community.  Click here for additional information and the application.

Important Dates

  • Registration opens - September 1, 2016
  • Evaluations (required to attend one) - Tuesday, Wednesday, or Monday November 2, 3 or 7
  • First practice - the week of January 9, 2017
  • First game - Saturday, January 21, 2017
  • Last game - Saturday, March 11, 2017
  • Award Celebration - Monday, March 13, 2017


All games, practices and evaluations are held at Westside Church, Dodge Road Campus. Some game opportunities may be available at St. Andrew's Church - specifics to be determined.


The Upward Basketball and Cheer season runs January 9th through March 11th with 8 games and 9 practices. Games start every hour on the hour between approximately 8 am and 7 pm every Saturday during the season. Kindergarten through 3rd grade participants play on half-court; grades 4th and 5th play full-court. Games are one hour in length and include a half-time devotional. Cheerleaders typically cheer for an entire game or from half-time to half-time. 


There is one practice per week, lasting one hour in length. Practices are either Monday, Tuesday, Thursday or Friday. Participants cannot choose which night they practice but can indicate one night that they are unable to practice. Practices for cheerleaders are also once per week for one hour. 

If you have any questions check out the FAQ page or please contact Cindy Moresette at cindy@wchurch.tv