Upward Sports 

Basketball & Cheer

Trinity UMC Upward Basketball and Cheerleading League

Trinity UMC Upward Basketball and Cheerleading League

Since 2008 at Trinity UMC, Upward has introduced children from K5 to 5th grade to Christ through sports. Young basketball players and cheerleaders can chart their own athletic journeys through the years – all while being developed into total athletes mentally, physically, spiritually, and socially.

We are thrilled that Upward will be back for the 2023 season. We have missed the sound of happy children and dribbling basketballs!

We will be offering basketball for K5-2nd grade this year and cheerleading will be offered for K5-2nd grade if we have coaches to support the program.

Registration is $100 and is open until October 28, 2022. Register by clicking this link (and feel free to SHARE with friends)

Please let us know if you can coach when you register your child. New this year will be Upward performance tshirts for coaches (no more polos).


Meet the Coach nights for all participants as well as coaches trainings will be held on the nights of Wednesday, December 14 and Thursday, December 15Practices will begin the week of January 2. K5 teams will have combined practice/games on the game dates (no weekday practice).

Game Days will be January 7, 14, 21 and 28 and February 4, 11, 18 and 25.


We are so excited to offer this ministry and look forward to seeing you on the courts!

Angela Verdery, Commissioner

Trinity UMC and St Andrews UMC Upward

For more information: Email upward@trinityumc.net

Contact Numbers

Trinity United Methodist Church: 804-288-6056
Upward League Director: Angela Verdery 804-677-4528
St. Andrews United Methodist Church: 804-270-2869


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