We are thrilled to offer an Upward Basketball and Cheerleading program for the 2023 season. We offer this league to provide an instructional sports program that focuses on

                          -the fundamentals of basketball and cheerleading,

                          -the character of each player,

                          -and the promotion of good sportsmanship.

Upward basketball and cheerleading is a league on a mission to develop every athlete mentally, athletically, spiritually, and socially with the overall goal of producing players who excel on and off the court. Please take note of the following information regarding the 2023 Upward Season.

Download the Upward Sports Flyer 2023

Registration Information

The early registration cost per child for Basketball or Cheerleading is $125.00; after 11/10/2023, the cost is $150.00. 

Deadline for registration is 1/5/2024.

register now
Key Dates

Evaluations (participants must attend one):
Sunday, November 12, from 6-8 pm Monday, November 13, from 6-8 pm Tuesday, November 14, from 6-8 pm 

Practices: Monday or Tuesday nights, starting the week of Jan 8 

Game Days: Saturdays, Jan 20 - March 9 Season Celebration: Sunday, March 10 

Contact Information: 

League Director: Tim Block // 513-752-0936

Facebook: @fbcgekids
Instagram: @fbcge_kids 


Volunteers are a huge part of our league’s success! With such a large league, there are always plenty of opportunities to get involved and make a difference. Opportunities include: coaches, referees, concessions, set up, game day host, and more. Click below to get involve!

Coach/Referee Volunteers

All Other Volunteers

Frequently Asked Questions

Where will practices and games be held? 

ALL games and practices are held at the church (1034 Old State Route 74, Batavia, OH 45103). There is no traveling involved in this league. 

When will my child practice? 

K4/K5 division practices for 30 minutes on Saturday mornings, immediately followed by their game. 

All other age groups will practice for 1 hour, one night a week – either on Monday or Tuesday nights. Their team will practice the same time and place each week. Parents have the option of excluding a practice night during the registration process. 

What day and time will my child’s games be? 

All games are played on Saturdays. Each game lasts one hour, and will be during the following time slots. (These time slots may vary slightly from year-to-year based on registrations). 

  • K4/K5 division: 8:30 or 9:30 am (30 minute practice & 30 minute game)
  • 1st-2nd – 10:30 am, 11:30 am or 12:30 pm
  • 3rd-4th grade:  12:30, 1:30 or 2:30 pm
  • 5th-6th grade: 2:30, 3:30 or 4:30 pm

Are there any additional or hidden costs? 

No. There are NO court fees, referee, uniform fees or any other hidden costs. 

Can I request my child be on the same team as a friend? 

You may request that your child be on the same team as one other child by using the “Carpool Link” field during the registration process. That same child must request your child as well for the link to work. 

What size basketball will my child be using? Rim height? 

  • K4/K5 – 7’ rim // 27.5” basketball
  • 1st-2nd grade – 8’ rim // 27.5 basketball 
  • 3rd-4th grade – 9’ rim // 28.5” basketball 
  • 5th-6th grade – 10’ rim // 28.5” basketball