Welcome to Upward Slidell

Established in 1995, Upward Sports is the world’s largest Christian youth sports provider. Today, approximately half a million players at more than 2,000 churches in 47 states participate in camps, clinics, and leagues through Upward Sports’ Recreation Division.
Our mission is to promote the discovery of Jesus Christ through sports.  
We believe that God is at work all around us (Ephesians 2:10).  We believe that how we live is more important than what we say (Galatians 2:20). We believe that it is a privilege to serve others (Mark10:45).  We believe in exceeding expectations (Colossians 3:17) and we believe that every child is a winner (Matthew 18:14). 
If these values resonate with you and your family then please consider joining Upward Basketball or Cheerleading this winter.  We would love to have you participate with us.
  • Early registration for boys/girls basketball and cheerleading begins Oct. 1 and ends Dec. 17 - cost is $80 plus optional items. 
  • Final deadline to register is Saturday, Jan. 6th.
  • Our basketball program is open to Boys currently in grades 1-8 and girls currently in grades 1-6. 
  • Cheerleading is open to girls in grades K-6.  Please click the "registration" link to register your child.
  • Click the "Season Calendar" tab above for this year's schedule.  All programs currently consist of 1 practice and one game for approximately 8 weeks from Jan/Feb to April/May.  

Thank you for considering Upward Sports Slidell and please contact me if you have any questions,

Jody Scharfenstein
Upward Slidell League Director
985-643-3456 / jody.scharfenstein@fbcslidell.org