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 beginning in early October and evaluations in early November.


Children in grades Kindergarten through 12th Grade are eligible to participate.


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


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

UPWARD Schedule

9/29 Registration Opens

11/2 Registration Deadline

11/2 Basketball Evaluations/Cheer Orientation

12/5-12/6 Group Practices

       Thursday: 5:30-Kindergarten, 6:30-1st/2nd Grades,

                        7:30-Middle & High School

       Friday: 5:30-3rd/4th Grades, 6:30-5th/6th Grades

12/9 Team Practices Begin

12/23/19 – 1/3/20 Christmas Break – No Practices

1/6/2020 Team Practices Resume

1/11 Games Begin

2/29 Last Game Day – Celebration After Games