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

Upward Parents and Players  , Covid Update

With the Covid situation, we have been waiting to see how things developed and how we might be able to hold an Upward season this year. Unfortunately, with Governor Dewine's order regarding sports leagues, we have decided we would not be able to conduct a regular season as in the past. We are still monitoring the situation, and should the governor's order change, we may revisit this decision.

We are trying to work out details to hold 1-day clinics for each age group. Details for this are still being ironed out and will be communicated as soon as possible.

Thank you for your patience and understanding. We pray this crisis will go away soon, and we will be able to get back to normalcy next year.

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

Thank you for being a part of Upward 2019-2020! We hope you had a wonderful season. We loved having you.

Unfortunately we won't be holding our regular season this year due to Covid regulations. 

As a church we want to do everything we can to add life and value to your family. We know you have many events and activities  to choose from and many things to do, but we think you and your kids will love a few of the activities we have going on here at FirstNaz.

If you're looking for a church home, we'd love for you to give us a try! Sunday Worship is at 9:00, 10:15, & 11:30 am. Look through our website for more info and to find out more about us!