Upward Sports Ministry


The early registration cost for basketball is $71; after October 6th , the cost is $76.
The early registration cost for cheerleading is $67; after October 6th, the cost is $72.

The registration deadline is October 18th.

Registration forms are available at the church office or register online


Everyone must attend the basketball or cheerleading orientation.  Player links, coach requests, and practice time requests will not be honored for those not attending evaluations.  Evaluations/Orientation will take place at the Living Word Outreach Center Gym on Saturday, October 18th, between 8:30 am and 2:30 pm.  Drop in between these times.  Evaluations will take less than 30 minutes.

Providing the Best Sports Experience for Every Child!

Winning is about so much more than the final score!

Upward is a first-class sports experience that emphasizes healthy competition, sportsmanship, skills building and fun versus the “win-at-all-costs” mentalityfound in many children sports leagues. We would love to have you on our team!

Why choose Upward?

Currently, more than 500,000 children(K5- sixth grade) participate in Upward sports leagues. For over 14 years, Upward has been conducting exciting children's sport leagues and camps in the US and around the world.

We would love to have you on our team!

Living Word Church sponsors the Upward Basketball and Cheerleading leagues. Registration begins in the fall each year with practices starting in November. Games begin in January and finish up in March with a huge banquet and recognition for each child.

For more information, please contact the offices of Living Word Church at 828.428.2351 or 828.428.4305.