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Upward Basketball & Cheerleading 2014

Registration Underway

Upward Basketball & Cheerleading Registration for the 2014 season begins October 1st!

What is Upward Basketball?  Upward Basketball and Cheer is a league where every child plays, every child learns skills and good sportsmanship, and every child is a winner!  You can learn more about the philosophy of Upward Sports by visiting the national Upward website at

What are the details for Upward at Bethel IUMC? We had a terrific season last year!  We firmly believe that Upward Sports is a terrific Christian Sports experience and we hope that you will join us to discover how great Upward is for children and their families. 

  • This year, our league is open to boys and girls in Kindergarten through 6th grade, for both basketball and cheer.
  • REGISTRATION IS ONLINE! Just click on the Upward link at the bottom of this page. You can register your child in one easy step, and pay online with a credit/debit card (you can also mail in the payment). You’ll receive e-mail confirmation of your registration, and be on your way to the basketball court!  You may also request a form be mailed to you (call 614-451-2085).
  • REGISTER EARLY! The Upward Program has grown in amazing ways, and we are excited to be a part of it!  The fee for Early Registration is $83; after November 10th, the registration fee is $100. Please be sure to register prior to November 18th to ensure a spot on a team for your child.
  • INVITE A BUDDY! We will attempt to honor requests for carpool buddies this year with very specific restrictions. There is no guarantee, and we can only attempt to facilitate your match if you follow these guidelines:
    • Friends must be the same grade and gender.
    • The request must be made by both friends. (Only 2 friends can request to be together on a team.)
    • Practice night exclusions must match for both friends.
    • Both friends must be registered by November 18, 2013.


SPREAD THE WORD! If you know of someone who might like to join Upward this year, please forward this webpage to them, or direct them to the Bethel IUMC website. They can also contact the church office at 614-451-2085 and a registration form will be mailed out!  We look forward to a great season of lifting God up through basketball, and to greeting you at player evaluations! If you have questions regarding the upcoming season, please feel free to contact Jennie Whetstone at

October 1, 2013      Early Registration starts $83

November 3            Registration fee $100
November 14          Player Evaluations at Bethel (6pm, 6:30pm, 7pm or 7:30pm)
November 18          Player Evaluations at Bethel (6pm, 6:30pm, 7pm or 7:30pm)
January 4, 2014       Practices start at Bethel
January 18              First Games at Bethel
March 8                  Final Games at Bethel
March 9                  Celebration Sunday at Bethel
March 15                 Make up games (ONLY if more than 2 games are
                                cancelled during the season)

Registration Form