2019 Upward Basketball & Cheer Planning

Planning for Upward Basketball & Cheer 2019 is underway.



Begins October 07, 2018 at 7:00A until November 03, 2018 or up to 200 basketball players.  A basketball wait list will be maintained based upon date and time of request.  Registration will be unlimited for cheerleaders.

Cost per participant is $100.00.


Please note, to balance teams, coach requests will not be accepted.

Evaluations at Rocky River United Methodist Church (RRUMC):

Monday, November 12, 2018, from 6:00pm-8:30pm (participants with last names beginning with A-G)

Tuesday, November 13, 2018, from 6:00pm-8:30pm(participants with last names beginning with H-M)

Wednesday, November 14, 2018, from 6:00pm-8:30pm (participants with last names beginning with N-S)

Friday, November 16, 2018, from 6:00pm-8:30pm (participants with last names beginning with T-Z or any other participants who missed their evaluation)

An evaluation must be completed for each basketball player and cheerleader. 

*Please note, the actual breakdown for evaluations may change based upon registered participants.  More information to come.


Notification of Teams

Approximately by December 8, 2018.


Practices begin January 2, 2019.

Each basketball team and cheer squad practices for one hour per week.  Typically, on Monday through Friday from approximately 5:30pm to 8:30pm at RRUMC.

Picture Day

Upward Picture Day will occur on January 26, 2019.  More information to come.  Please note, each basketball team and cheer squad will have an assigned time.


January 19 and 26, 2019

February 2, 9, 16, and 23, 2019

March 2, 9, and 16, 2019

Games will span from approximately 9:00am to 5:30pm at RRUMC.  Younger teams play first and conclude with older teams.

Upward Celebration

March 17, 2019 at 3:00 pm Celebration will occur at RRUMC.Includes entertainment, refreshments, and gifts.