Mentally, Athletically, Spiritually, Socially
For Kindergarten through 6th grade

At Upward, we provide an evaluation system that promotes equal and competitive teams. We establish a one-hour practice and game each week. We implement a substitution system for each team, allowing every child equal playing time, and we create the opportunity for every child to learn and improve their skills in the sport.

This year we are proud to offer both basketball & cheer-leading.


Upward Sports started as a single church basketball league, and basketball has been our most popular sport ever since! From Recreation Leagues all the way up to Upward Stars Travel Teams, young basketball players can chart their own athletic journeys through multiple levels of programming – all while being developed into total athletes mentally, athletically, spiritually, and socially. Upward Sports is THE destination for young athletes looking for the training to succeed in competition, the teaching to learn and love the game, and the tutelage to excel both on and off the court or field.


Cheer leading is a huge part of sporting events at all levels of play. When athletes need encouragement and fans need entertainment, cheerleaders can take your sports experience to another level because they add excitement and spirit to any Upward Game Day!


Registration begins October 9 and is open until the 27th, or until the league fills up.
You can register HERE!

Evaluations are November 4th in the TFNAZ Gym at the following times:

Kindergarten 8am-10am

1st & 2nd grades 10:30am-12:30pm

3rd & 4th grades 1:30pm-3:30pm

5th & 6th grades 4:00pm-6:00pm

Practices start January 8, 2018

First game is January 27, 2018

Celebration Nights are March 12 & 13, 2018

Our Upward Directors are Zach & Stacey Stokesberry, you can reach them at upward@tfnaz.com