We’re gearing up for the 13th SEASON of UPWARD Sports at the Coliseum in Troutville!!
Our Upward Basketball and Cheerleading Program is designed for any participant who will be 5 years old by March 31, 2021 through those currently in 6th grade.
Registration for the 13th Season(2020-2021) of UPWARD Sports has CLOSED

Coaches Registration

Player Registration

Volunteer Registration


Why Upward?


Positive Sports Experience

  • Upward Basketball and Cheerleading provides a positive sports experience for every child and makes the most of your family’s time and money. 
  • Friendly sports environment where children have fun. 
  • Trained coaches and referees that encourage your child. 
  • Life lessons are shared at each practice during the Mid-Practice Huddle.  These short five minute devotions will focus on three virtues throughout the season, each of which will be taught for three practices and highlighted by one Bible verse.  This season the lessons will focus on Respect, Gratitude and Trust. 


  • Teaches fundamentals.
  • Unique drafting system creates balanced teams. 
  • Unique substitution system produces equal playing time. 


  • Teaches fundamentals. 
  • Positive cheers, chants, and pom routines. 
  • Encourages player and crowd excitement on game day. 

Good Value

  • Quality game-day uniform, other sport-specific gear, and multiple recognition awards.
  • One-hour practices and one-hour games all located at Rainbow Forest Baptist Church.