UPWARD Sports at First Naz exists to connect communities, families, and churches for the purpose of promoting the discovery of Jesus Christ through sports.

Basketball & Cheerleading

The Upward Sports season begins each winter with Basketball and Cheerleading Registration in September.


Children in grades Kindergarten through 12th Grade are eligible to participate in Basketball and K-6th in Cheerleading.


Practices are typically scheduled for Mondays, Tuesdays, or Thursdays in the Family Life Center Gymnasium.  Games are also in the Gym and are held on Saturdays each weekend January through February.


This year our Kindergarten basketball players will not have a weekly evening practice, but only come on Saturdays for practice/game.


Visit our "KnoxUpward" facebook page for up-to-date info and cancellations. 

UPWARD Evaluation Schedule

Registration begins in September of each year with practices beginning in December and games held Saturdays in January & February.

Our evaluations are held each season to help us form more evenly matched teams. Upon registration, evaluation times and dates will be announced. Thank you for participating in this program!