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
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
Upward at GraceLife’s Mission & Vision
Promoting the Discovery of Jesus Through Sports.
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
Upcoming Events & Activities
Upward Celebration Night
News & Announcements
Check back here for news and announcements pertaining to games, cancellations, team events, and other upcoming opportunities.
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...
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...
We invite you to our upcoming Upward Interest Meeting this Sunday, August 22, beginning at 5 pm. This will be a time to hear the vision that the Upward Director, Daniel Gibson, and Pastor Dave have for the upcoming season. There will be an opportunity for questions...