Upward Sports is an evangelistic sports ministry designed for kindergarten-eighth grade boys and girls that promotes salvation, character, and self-esteem in every child.

Our goal is to help children grow and develop in all areas: physical, emotional, and spiritual. In many sports and recreation programs, winning is emphasized as the priority. In Upward Sports, we place emphasis on building character qualities like best effort, sportsmanship, leadership, and above all, Christ-likeness. The development of these character qualities, coupled with skills development, results in a sports ministry that benefits the whole child. This focus in no way diminishes the competition. In fact, it enhances and stimulates it, all in a fun and exciting atmosphere.


The First Baptist Brandon Upward Sports Ministry offers basketball in the fall/winter. It provides opportunities for the members of our church and community, no matter what denomination, to become meaningfully involved in the sports ministry of FBC Brandon. These opportunities include coaching or assistant coaching, becoming a commissioner, a prayer partner, a game day worker, and much more.  


Upward basketball at FBC Brandon is strictly a volunteer organization. All coaches, referees and game day helpers are volunteers. If you are interested in coaching or refereeing, please go online to volunteer. Our initial coaches meeting will be held on November 2.  


Teams practice one night a week for one hour and 8 games are played on Saturdays.


Registration link for Upward Basketball and Cheer is closed.  Please call the MAC front desk for inquiries.


Evaluations either October 7 or 14, 2023:

    Grades K5-5th Anytime Between 9:00 and 12:00 pm

    Grades 6th-8th Anytime between 12:00 am and 1:00 pm

    Cheerleaders between 10:00 and 11:00


Evening practices start the week of November 13, 2023 with an optional practice Saturday, November 18.

First of 8 games will be held December 1, 2023 for middle school team and December 2, 2023 for elementary teams


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