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 & cheerleading.


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.


Cheerleading 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: October 14 – November 1, 2019

Evaluations: November 16, 2019

Kindergarten: 8 – 10am

1st & 2nd Grade: 10:30am – 12:30pm

3rd & 4th Grade: 1:30 – 3:30pm

5th & 6th Grade: 4 – 6pm

Practices Start: January 6, 2020

Breakfast Fundraiser: January 18, 2020

First Game: January 25, 2020

Celebration Nights: March 9 & 10, 2020

Registration for Upward 2020

Our Upward Directors are David & Melissa Miranda.

You can reach them at upward@tfnaz.com

Applications and Documents for Volunteers

Want to volunteer for Upward? Below you will find applications, a background check form, and a statement of faith that you can download, print, and turn in to the church office or our Upward Directors, David & Melissa Miranda for consideration as a volunteer for Upward 2020.

Upward Applications & Forms