Upward

Basketball and Cheer League

Upward Sports, the world’s largest Christian sports league for kids, has become the place to play fun sports for over half a million families in the United States and Canada.

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What is Upward?

• A sports league designed for boys and girls in Kindergarten through 6th Grade
• A basketball league where boys and girls participate in practices and league games
• A program that builds self-esteem, respect for authority, and allows spiritual growth
• A way for a child to have fun, meet new friends, and develop basketball skills
• A nation-wide orgainization sponsored in more than 2600 other churches and over 70 foreign countries

Our Environment

We have a indoor facility with a built in court in our sanctuary. We have most games here at our facility and rent out another facility to host additional games. We have several rooms in our upper level where the cheer squads practice their routines. 

Location: 1640 Peppers Ferry Road, Christiansburg, Virginia 24073

Telephone: (540) 382-2160

Email: [email protected]

Practice Hours Vary: 

Kindergarten practices on Fridays from 6pm-7pm @ Good Shepherd Baptist Church

1st -6th Grade practice Mondays, Tuesdays,  and Thursdays  between the hours of 5pm – 9pm 

Mission

Upward at GraceLife’s Mission & Vision

Promoting the Discovery of Jesus Through Sports.

Events

A Word

From Our Upward Director

Welcome Upward! My name is Daniel Gibson and I’m the Upward Director at GraceLife. It’s my goal that you and your child will enjoy your experience with us at Upward. We have taken steps this off season to try and improve the quality and fairness of the games as well as the practice and game day environment. Our cheerleading program was a success last year and we look forward to growing that aspect of our program. We continue to improve the experience for your girls every year. We encourage you to ask us about other opportunities we have for children at our facility.

– Daniel Gibson

Calendar

Upcoming Events & Activities

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Upward Celebration Night
Our Upward Basketball and Cheerleading camp is going to be held Monday, June 6 through Wednesday, June 8th here at GraceLife. Our basketball camp will be offered to completed Kindergarten through 6th grade. (K through 3rd grade will come from 9am-12pm and 4th-6th grade will attend from 1-4pm). Cheerleading camp that will take place from 9:30am – 3:00pm for kids who have completed K-6th grade. The cost for the camp is $50. To sign up, you can go to www.gracelifefamily.org/upward and click on the camp registration link.
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News & Announcements

Check back here for news and announcements pertaining to games, cancellations, team events, and other upcoming opportunities. 

Upward Practice Cancelled Tonight!

All upward practices have been cancelled for tonight (January 17). All team players should receive an email as well with the cancellation notice! You will receive a notification if your practice is rescheduled! Coaches can reschedule during available gym space on...

Upward Practice Cancelled Tonight!

All upward practices have been cancelled for tonight (January 3). All team players should receive an email as well with the cancellation notice! Looking forward to the first Upward Games starting this weekend! If you haven’t received your child’s team schedule this...

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Get In Touch

Location: 1640 Peppers Ferry Road, Christiansburg, Virginia 24073

Telephone: (540) 382-2160

Email: [email protected]

Social Media: fb.com/gracelifeupward