Upward Sports

Online registration for the 2015 season of Upward Basketball® and Cheerleading at Oakland is now closed.

Please check for openings at one of our partner locations:

The Church on Northland Antioch Christian Church
5200 Northland Ave NE
Cedar Rapids, IA 52402
7215 Cottage Grove Parkway
Marion, IA 52302
Basketball: K - 6th Grade Basketball: K - 6th Grade
Cheerleading: K - 6th Grade
Register with The Church on Northland Register with Antioch Christian Church

Volunteers needed!

Visit our volunteer page to learn about ways that you can help support the Upward Sports program through volunteering or financial donations.

Contact Us

Phone (319) 261-1015

Email UpwardSportsCR@gmail.com

Follow us on Facebook: UpwardSportsCR

Follow us on Twitter: @UpwardSportsCR

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About Upward Sports

Providing the Best Sports Experience for every child.

Upward Basketball and Cheerleading provides a fun environment built around healthy competition for kids, teaching skills for the sports arena and values for life.

Competitive Sports Environment

  • Upward Basketball offers competitive games through balanced talent on each team. Upward Cheerleading gives children the opportunity to learn a sport and be part of the action.
  • Upward Basketball's unique substitution system is designed to provide every child equal playing time, along with competing against an equally matched opponent.
  • Upward Cheerleading's spirit squad format is designed to provide an exciting team based experience.

Upward Basketball and Cheerleading provide every participant with quality game uniforms to look like a "pro," as well as other gear to help build team spirit.

Skills Development

  • Upward Basketball equips children with the athletic skills needed to participate at the next level.
  • Upward Cheerleading provides the fundamentals that cheer squads everywhere need to succeed.
  • Each player and cheerleader will enjoy an exciting game-time experience that improves skills and builds healthy self-confidence.


Upward Basketball and Cheerleading coaches stress values - such as sportsmanship, teamwork, integrity and respect.

Fun for Kids and Families

  • With supportive coaches and a positive sports environment, Upward Basketball and Cheerleading are designed to bring out "the winner" in every child, and the true spirit of the game both in playing and in cheering.
  • Players receive special recognition after every game and an award at the end of the season.
  • Upward Basketball and Cheerleading is a fun and family friendly league, limiting the time commitment to one practice and one game per week, avoiding parent and player burnout.
  • Join your friends – and make new ones as well.

If you want to learn more about Upward Sports, visit www.upward.org/parents.