We’re excited about the 14th Season of UPWARD Sports @The Coliseum in Troutville. Our UPWARD Sports Ministry offers basketball and cheerleading to children from K4-6th grade (must be 5 years old by February 28th, 2022 to participate). Practices and games are held in the Gym @Rainbow Forest Baptist Church a.k.a. The Coliseum @Troutville. Practices are one night/week (i.e. one night Monday-Thursday will be chosen for your child’s practice night). Practices begin the week of November 29, 2021 and continue throughout the Season(ends February 26th, 2022). Game Day is on Saturdays starting January 8th, 2022 and ending February 26, 2022. There are 8 Games Days. To cap off the Season we have an UPWARD Celebration Day planned for ALL teams on Saturday, March 5th, 2022, following the last Game Day. WE HOPE TO SEE YOU FOR THE 14TH SEASON OF UPWARD SPORTS @The Coliseum in Troutville!!
Check out our 2021-2022 14th season GAME Day highlights

Coaches/Volunteer Registration

Player/Cheerleader 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.