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.

Here are some important dates to remember:

September 3 – Online Registration opens

October 31 – Registration Ends

November 1 – Evaluations for new players 6 PM – 8 PM Trinity UMC Gym

November 2 — Evaluations for new players 9 AM-12 NOON Trinity UMC Gym

Practices for 1st-5th Grade basketball players will be held first two weeks of December and resume the week of January 6 for the duration of the season. These teams will practice one day per week.

K5 teams hold practice/games on game days only.

Game Days for the 2020 season are January 11, 18, 25 and February 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29.

K5-3rd grade divisions practice and play at Trinity UMC while 4/5th grade divisions practice and play at St. Andrews UMC.

We ALWAYS need coaches so please consider supporting your child and other children in our community by serving as a coach! Other volunteer opportunities are also available.


For more information:Email mailto:upward@trinityumc.net or check out our Upward-FAQ 2019.2020

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


Inclement Weather Information

Upward will follow Henrico County Public School System for its closure policy.

No School – No Practice
School Delay Opening – Practice as Scheduled
Early Closure – No Practice

Saturday Game Day – Please check Inclement Weather Hot Line (Message left by 7:00am)

Inclement Weather Hot Line: 804-288-6057 x 322 *Please Do Not Leave Message on this Extension

Want to Volunteer?

If you are called to serve in this wonderful Upward ministry throughout the year and would like to volunteer some of your time, please contact any of the Upward Commissioner Angela Verdery (upward@trinityumc.net). Some volunteer opportunities include:

  • Basketball Coaching
  • Cheerleading Coaching
  • Concessions
  • Prayer Request Partner
  • Facilities Help
  • Officials for Games
  • End of Season Celebration

Upward on Facebook

If you haven’t done so, like our page. We will be using this page a lot this season to keep everyone updated throughout the season. Follow Us on Facebook