Upward sports teaches the fundamentals of basketball and cheering with equal playing time for all kids. Mostly importantly, Upward teaches the children about the Jesus. “Promoting the discovery of Jesus through sports,” is what we strive to do throughout our Upward program.
Maple Grove has sponsored Upward basketball and cheerleading for the past 10 years. The program is for children kindergarten through 6th grade. This year 171 boys and girls played basketball and 20 cheerleaders.
There is an evaluation day on the 2nd Saturday in November. Practices start in January and go for 10 weeks. Depending on your team schedule, practices are on either Tuesday or Thursday evening. After of two weeks of practice, there will be eight weeks of games on Saturdays. All practices and games are held at Benton Elementary.