CFUMC Upward Sports

CFUMC Upward Basketball & Cheerleading will open on 8/19. 

Online registration will end on 10/14.  After 10/14 you may still be able to register with a paper form at one of the three evaluation dates.  See Registration Form for more details.

Cost for this sport is 145.00

Ages: K-8th Grade (co-ed)  Contact Barbara Ledbetter at upward@cfumcga.com

Upward is a sport’s ministry which began in 1995 by Caz McCaslin to promote Jesus Christ through sports.  We believe that every child is a winner and should have the opportunity to play and grow in each sport.  Cumming First United Methodist Church started our Upward Basketball with Cheerleading Program in the Winter of 2003.  Since then,  we’ve added both soccer and flag football with cheerleading.  We believe that skills and values for success for life can be taught on the court or field including: sportsmanship, teamwork, integrity, and respect for authority.  We put Christ at the center of our practices and games by having a devotion at each gathering.  We invite parents to get involved with their kids in our programs.  We always need coaches, team moms, and referees.  We will pair coaches together so you are not alone and have a support system in place.  Please feel free to contact Barbara Ledbetter, CFUMC’s Upward Director at upward@cfumcga.com or by phone at 770-887-2900 ext. 236.

 

REGISTRATION will open for Basketball & Cheerleading will open August 19th!

REGISTRATION will open for Basketball & Cheerleading will open August 19th!

Registration opens for Basketball & Cheerleading will open on August 19!

More about our programs

Football with Cheerleading

CFUMC Upward Flag Football/Cheerleading is a terrific sport to get your kids back into the swing of things right before school starts back in the fall.  Registration begins in May and will end mid-July.  Practices will begin at the end of July, and the league will end in mid-October.

There will be seven games scheduled and all games and practices are held at the CFUMC fields behind the student center.

If your child has any issues playing on-level sports, you must contact Barbara Ledbetter, CFUMC Upward Sports Director.

Ages for this sport: K-7th Grade

All players will need cleats and mouthguards.

Basketball with Cheerleading

Registrations begin at the first of September and end in mid-October. Practices will begin at the beginning of November and the season will conclude around the first of February with a huge Celebration Sunday experience.

Ages for this sport:  4 (by Sept  1 of the current year)  through 8th grade (co-ed).

Your child will need a comfortable pair of athletic shoes for both basketball and cheerleading.

There will be eight scheduled games and all games and practices are held at the CFUMC gym.  

If your child has any issues playing on-level sports, you must contact Barbara Ledbetter, CFUMC Upward Sports Director.

Soccer

CFUMC Upward Soccer is a terrific way to get your younger children involved with sports.  Our ages are 3 years old (by Feb 1, of the current year) through 6th grade (co-ed). Registration for soccer begins at the beginning of January and the deadline for registration is mid-February.  We begin practicing at the end of February, and the season will end mid-May.

All games and practices are held on the CFUMC fields.

Your child will need shin guards and cleats for this sport.

If your child has any issues playing on-level sports, you must contact Barbara Ledbetter, CFUMC Upward Sports Director.

NEWS!

CFUMC UPWARD SPORTS NOW HAS ONLINE REGISTRATION!  Please be mindful that online registration will end prior to evaluations.  Registration for CFUMC Basketball & Cheerleading  will begin on August 19th   Online registration will end on October 14.   You may be able to still register at evaluations (see registration form) if there is still room available.   The new online registration process should make registering more efficient and painless!  

Here is some information that may be helpful for you:

  • Ages for this sport: K-8th Grade (co-ed)
  • We cannot guarantee car pool links.
  • Practices begin the week of November 4th.
  • First Game Day is December 7th.
  • Last Game Day is February 8th – Celebration is on February 9th.
  • Please note: we will have a couple “in the week games.”
  • We try to put siblings on the same practice night if at all possible.

Please note:  If your child has any issues playing on-level sports, you must make an appointment with the Upward Sports Director (Barbara Ledbetter) to sign up for any of our three sport programs.

Should you have questions, email: upward@cfumcga.com or call 770-887-2900 ext. 236.