Upward Sports

Here at FBC we have greatly enjoyed the ministry of Upward Basketball and Cheerleading for the past 20 years.

It is a true joy to share the love of Christ with the kids of our community through the game of basketball & cheerleading.

Below is information about the program.


Registration is now open for the 2024 Upward Basketball and Cheer Season. The cost to register is $100 per child until Dec. 31st. Discounts are available for registering multiple children. Scholarships are available on a case-by-case basis. We are looking forward to how God is going to work this season!

Please click the link HERE for to register.

Chase Stanley
Upward Slidell League Director

About Upward Sports:

Established in 1995, Upward Sports is the world’s largest Christian youth sports provider. Upward Sports is the only organization that offers the 360 Progression™, a uniquely designed total sports experience that adapts and expands as players grow in their personal athletic journeys. The 360 Progression develops total athletes mentally, athletically, spiritually, and socially – producing players who excel both on and off the field. 

Today, approximately half a million players at more than 2,000 churches in 47 states participate in camps, clinics, and leagues through Upward Sports’ Recreation Division.

Our Mission:

Promoting the Discovery of Jesus Through Sports.

Our Values:

  • The Expectation of God Moments
    We believe that God is at work all around us.

    For we are God’s workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do. – Ephesians 2:10

  • The Life of Integrity
    We believe that how we live is more important than what we say.

    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. – Galatians 2:20

  • The Opportunity to Serve
    We believe that it is a privilege to serve others.

    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. – Mark 10:45

  • The Discipline of Excellence
    We believe in exceeding expectations.

    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. – Colossians 3:17

  • The Priority of Children
    We believe that every child is a winner.

    In the same way your Father in heaven is not willing that any of these little ones should be lost. – Matthew 18:14