Upward Sports


Upward is a uniquely designed sports experience that adapts and expands as players grow in their personal athletic journeys. The Upward program develops total athletes mentally, athletically, spiritually and socially. The program offers opportunity for character-building, player development, and the formation of deep relationships between teammates and coaches.

Our desire is for players to develop a love for basketball with a healthy competitive spirit, and discover skills necessary to succeed both on and off the court. Through the program, players learn the skills and concepts of the game, and are mentored in their discovery of Jesus. Our devotional curriculum includes several memory verses per season that teach us important Biblical virtues our athletes can apply in sport and in life.


Upward is a volunteer driven program that provides opportunities to learn about sport, healthy competition, and life lessons, all while having fun, but it cant happen without your help. Please volunteer to help make the Upward sports experience the best it can be! We provide all the materials and trainings that will help you be successful in your role this season!


  • August 30: 1st - 6th grade Basketball evaluations * (The Woodlands)
  • August 31: 1st - 6th grade Basketball evaluations * (Woodforest)
  • Week of September 4: 1st - 4th/6th grade Basketball and Cheer teams communicated
  • Week of September 12: 1st - 4th/6th grade Basketball and Cheer teams begin practice
  • Week of September 18th: Pre-K and Kindergarten Basketball and Cheer teams communicated
  • September 23: First Games
  • October 7: No Upward, Columbus Day weekend (both campuses)
  • November 4: No Upward (Woodforest)
  • November 4: Last Games and Celebration (The Woodlands)
  • November 11: Last Games and Celebration (Woodforest)

* Pre-K and Kindergarten do not need to attend evaluations



Practice Days

Elementary Basketball (1st-6th grade)

Teams will practice one of the following evenings:

  • Woodforest Campus - Tuesday, Thursday or Friday
  • The Woodlands Campus - Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday

Elementary Cheerleading (1st-4th grade)

Practices are TBD (based on coaches availability)

  • Woodforest Campus - TBD
  • The Woodlands Campus - TBD

Pre-K and Kindergarten

Teams are a 30/30 format.
On Saturdays, they will practice the first 30 minutes, and then play their game the second 30 minutes