UPWARD® SEARCY is a combined ministry of FBC Searcy, Valley Baptist Church, and Temple Baptist Church. Over the past several years, hundreds of children in the Searcy area have participated in Upward Basketball and Cheerleading. If you are interested in more information, please call the church office or see the information below.

The Upward 2014-2015 Season has ended. Registration for next season will be announced in the Fall.

Click the Upward Searcy graphic below to visit the Upward Searcy page. It contains all the information you need to know about Upward Basketball and Cheerleading and how you can regiuster your children for this great Christian Sports League.



Upward promotes character and fun for every child by:

  • Providing an evaluation system that promotes equal and competitive teams.
  • Establishing a one-hour practice time each week as well as an Eight-Game Season.
  • Implementing a substitution system for each team, allowing every child equal playing time
  • Creating the opportunity for every child to learn and improve their skills basketball and/or cheerleading.

Participating in Upward gives children a chance to experience good sportsmanship on and off the court. Children receive a special recognition award after every game and have the opportunity to develop new friendships. Along with the unique sports experience, children also receive the following Upward items:

Basketball Players -- T-shirt, Reversible Jersey, Car Magnet, Upward Music CD, and an End-of-Season Award.

Cheerleaders -- Uniform, Megaphone, Poms, Car Magnet, Upward Music CD, and an End-of-Season Award.


If you would like more information about Upward Unlimited, the official, national, non-profit Upward organization, click below to visit the Upward Unlimited website.


Upward 2014/2015 Calendar

September 2013 Registration Begins

October 13, 2014
October 21, 2014

Registration and Evaluation Nights
for Pre-K thropugh Grade 4
Location: Valley Baptist Church
5:30 - 8:00pm

October 14, 2014
October 20, 2014
Registration and Evaluation Nights
for Grades 5-10
Location: Valley Baptist Church
5:30 - 7:00pm
November 17, 2014 Practices Begin
January 10, 2015 First Game Day
February 28, 2015 Final Game Day
March 6-7, 2015 Post-Season Tournaments
March 10, 2015 Upward Awards Celebration

Information about the 2014/2015 Season

Upward Costs for 2013/2014

Basketball - $75
optional Upward shorts
are an additional $15

Cheerleading - $75
optional Upward turtleneck
is an additional $15

If you register after October 12, 2014 the price increases by $5 per sport:

Late Registration Basketball - $80
Late Registration Cheerleading - $80

Locations of Games for 2014/2015

All Games are played at First Baptist Church of Searcy, Valley Baptist Church, and Temple Baptist Church.

Important Reminder

ALL players and cheerleaders MUST attend one Basketball Evaluation or Cheerleader Orientation Session EVERY YEAR.