The primary focus of Upward Basketball & Cheerleading is to point kids (and their parents) to Christ as all players are exposed to Scripture-based devotions during each practice. Upward allows the coaches to focus on ministering to the children rather than on game strategies. It provides opportunities to see changed hearts and lives among children and family members. Sportsmanship and competitiveness are put in proper perspective. Upward maximizes the family schedule by having only one hour of practice and one game each week.