Basketball & Cheerleading

Upward Sports, the world’s largest Christian sports program for children, was created with a vision to provide the best sports experience possible for every child. Each year some one million people around the world play, coach, referee or volunteer in Upward Sports Leagues and Camps hosted by more than 2,400 churches. These churches have taken Upward Sports Programs to 67 countries on mission trips. Anyone – children and volunteers of any faith or no faith – can participate in Upward Sports. Specifically designed for children in K- sixth grade, Upward Sports aims to bring out “the winner” in every child – regardless of the game’s score. For more information, please email our Middle School Team Leader, Johnny Rocco

Registration 2015 – 2016

Early Registration Ends 10/16/2015.
Early Registration Cost: $100.00 (covers your child for entire season and includes uniform.)

Late Registration Ends 10/29/2015
Late Registration Cost: $110.00

Evaluations: Held at Lake Norman Baptist Church on Oct. 26, 28, 29 from 6:00-8:00pm in the Fellowship Hall.
Practice: 3 weeks of pre-season practices beginning on November 30th. Break for 2 weeks (Christmas and New Year). Practices resume January 4th .
Season: Consists of 1 game and 1 practice per week for 8 weeks. First game begins 1/9/16.

Click Here to Register for Upward

Important Info: PLEASE READ!

This year we will only offer K5 – 5th grade girls league (6th grade girls are encouraged to compete in Stewards of the Game middle school league at First Baptist Huntersville) and K5 – 6th boys league (transition year).

In 2017, Upward at LNBC will only be offering K5 – 5th grade elementary school sports program for boys and girls.

Key Dates:

  • Evaluations: 10/26, 10/28, 10/29 @ 6:00pm in the Fellowship Hall
  • Coaches Training: 11/16, 11/21
  • First Practice: 11/30/15
  • First Game: 1/9/16
  • Photo Day: 1/23/16
  • Celebration: 3/5/16


Upward needs many hands-on-deck to minister to the kids and families that sign up! If you can volunteer your time to Upward, please email Johnny Rocco at johnny@lakenormanbaptist.com.

  • Coaches
  • Referees
  • Evaluation/Registration helpers Oct. 26, 28, 29
  • Game Day crew: Announcers, projection, score keepers