Upward Basketball & Cheer

Our host facility, First United Methodist Church, is also a host for Upward Basketball and Cheerleading. Established in 1995, Upward Sports is the world’s largest Christian youth sports provider, with the mission of: “Promoting the Discovery of Jesus Through Sports.” (Read more about Upward here.)

Registration for Upward Basketball and Cheer is now open, and ends soon. Details are below. Use the button at the bottom of this post to register.

Register HERE

League Information

Upward Basketball

K5 – 5th Grade Boys & Girls  

Recreational divisions will be determined by number of participants in each grade.

Jersey, t-shirt, shorts, and player box included.


Upward Plus Basketball

for 6th & 7th Grade Boys & Girls (Born after 4/1/03)

Advanced skills & rules division for 6th-7th grade

Jersey, t-shirt, shorts, and player box included.

Additional $10 charge for Upward Certified Refs.


Upward Cheerleading

for K5 – 7th Grade Girls (Born before 9/1/12)

Cheerleading uniform, poms, and megaphone included.

Mandatory Evaluations (K-5th)

Players must attend a Mandatory Evaluation on Tuesday, October 24th at First United Methodist Church YFC (11th & Main). Times are as follows:

  • 6:00-7:00 p.m. (A-L)
  • 7:00-8:00 p.m. (M-Z)

Mandatory Evaluations (6th-7th)

Players must attend a Mandatory Evaluation on Thursday, October 26th, from 6:00-8:00 PM, at First Baptist Church.


  • Registration after October 8th – $95 per child
  • Late Registration after October 24th – $115 child

More Details

  • One practice & one game per week.
  • Unique substitution system that ensures every young athlete plays.
  • Quality game day uniform and other sport-related gear.
  • Age-appropriate character and skill development both on and off the court.
  • Coaches who are focused on your athlete’s development.
  • Practices Begin the week of November 27th.
  • Games Begin January 6th.
  • Awards Celebration on March 1, 2018.
  • All games are held at First United Methodist Church’s Youth and Family Complex, First Baptist Church, or West Tulsa Free Will Baptist Church.  Practices are also held at all three sites.


For Information about Scholarships, contact Tom Knorr:

sportsministry@fumctulsa.org or 918.556.8849


Register HERE