Welcome to Upward Basketball & Cheerleading

We look forward to our 2022 season! Upward Basketball & Cheerleading is a sports program held each winter for children in grades K-12.  Our Upward program began in 2014 and now runs nearly 200+ children in the league each season. It features basketball leagues for girls, boys,  and special needs with equal playing time, a positive, child-focused competitive atmosphere, recognition for all players, and a special Awards Program at the end of the season.


For more information about Upward Basketball, contact Upward Director: Steve Crawford at 573-620-2332 or students@fbcsikeston.org.

Benefits of Choosing Upward Basketball


Upward Basketball provides a positive sports experience  and makes the most of your family's time and money.

  • Friendly sports environment where children have fun
  • Teaches fundamentals
  • Unique drafting system creates balanced teams
  • Unique substitution system produces equal playing time
  • Trained coaches and referees that encourage your child
  • Devotions shared at each practice and at games
  • Quality game-day uniform, other sport-specific gear in a cool player box
  • One-hour practices and one-hour games 
  • Every child receives an end-of-year award at a fun Awards Celebration!