Welcome to CCUMC’s Upward basketball and cheer programs! Our league focuses on player development, team fundamentals, and a positive, fun learning environment alongside exciting competition. We pride ourselves on excellent coaching combined with a Gospel-based curriculum that will challenge your child in sports and life.
2023-2024 Basketball/Cheer Season
We welcome all children in Kindergarten through 6th grade to register for the upcoming season beginning September 1. The level of competition increases with each division, but our focus at all levels is on player development. Our basketball divisions are
- 1st/2nd Grade
- 3rd/4th Grade
- 5th/6th Grade
Cheer squads will be formed based on enrollment.
Practices will be one-hour, once per week beginning December 4th. Each team's practice will be Monday, Tuesday, Thursday or Friday evenings. Games will be on Saturdays beginning January 6th. There will be 8 games (plus playoffs for 5th/6th grade) over a ten-week span.
We strive to create parity across our teams to keep each game as competitive as possible. Basketball players must attend one evaluation session. Evaluations take place in the Family Life Center. The process takes about 15 minutes. Evaluation session dates for 2023/24 are:
Monday October 2, 6PM - 8PM
Friday October 6, 6PM - 8PM
Saturday October 14, 10AM - 2PM
Monday October 16, 6PM - 8PM
Friday October 20, 6PM - 8PM
The Upward program is powered by our team of volunteer coaches, referees, scorekeepers, devotion speakers and concession help. Please consider helping our program grow – if you have an hour, you can help!
All coaches must complete CCUMC’s “green lanyard” Safe Sanctuary training prior to coaching. Sessions are offered throughout the year and at the start of the season.
Questions or volunteer inquiries can be sent to the league director, Matthew Levy, at firstname.lastname@example.org.