First Baptist Church of Portland, TN

Upward Basketball & Cheerleading

To Register:  You can call the church office or register online.

Upward Sports

The purpose of Upward Basketball and Cheerleading is to:

Teach every player and cheerleader the fundamentals of basketball or cheerleading and helping them grow in their understanding and enjoyment of the sport.

Share the love of Jesus Christ with each player, cheerleader, coach, referee, and family member.

Help each player grow as Jesus did – spiritually, physically, mentally, and socially.

Help every player develop character, an understanding of sportsmanship, and a respect for authority in any situation, on and off the court.

Help every player develop self-esteem and a sense of personal value.

Upward at First Baptist

FBC sponsors a basketball league and cheerleading squads for children in first through eighth grade. This is a wonderful opportunity for children and adults in the Portland community and surrounding area. It is a way players can develop and create friends in a Christian environment.

Teach sport skills and values

Offer family-friendly schedules

Allow kids to make new friends

Provide equal playing time

Throughout the season, your child will explore and discover their love of the sport by playing half of every game. Kids will be individually recognized at each game and find positive, Chrisitan role models in coaches and other sports volunteers.