The driving purpose behind Upward Sports @ FBCO
is a desire to help young athletes:

“To Play With Purpose means you make smart decisions, improve in your physical development, discover your life's purpose, put others needs before your own, and Learn more about becoming a follower of Christ. It's more than just the game. It's every practice, every Cheer, every Routine, every Game Day, and Every Prayer. Become more than just an athlete”

2019 Upward Cheerleading Registration is Now Open for K5 - 8th Grade Girls

(Children must be 5 years old by the first game)

2019 Season Information Below

NEW THIS SEASON for Upward Cheer!

Starting this Football Season, we will have a FULL Evaluation process for participants that would like to Try Out for the, VARSITY Cheer Squad. The Varsity Cheer Squad will ONLY Cheer for the Older Competitive Division Teams for Upward Flag Football and Basketball Season. The Varsity Cheer Squad will Perform Routines to music Throughout the Season, Cheer for a specific Team, Learn More Advanced Cheers and Stunts, and will Cheer for the Super Bowl Competition at the End of the Season.

Registration Fee: $85.00 per participant

Participant Box Includes: ALL NEW Cheer Bow and Pom poms! Cheer Top, Skort, Megaphone, Parent Flyer, and Car Decal. (Cheer Turtleneck is Optional for $15.00)

(There will be a fee of $10.00 added to any Registration submitted after August 6th, due to price of Shipping)

Flag Football-Cheer Evaluations:

  • Saturday, August 3rd: 9:00am - 12:00pm

  • Tuesday, August 6th: 5:30pm - 8:00pm

Upward Cheer Practice & Game Information

  • Practices Start the Week of Monday, August 19th

  • Practice Days Available are: Monday’s, Tuesday’s, and Thursday’s

  • Practice Time for All Practice Days: 5:30pm - 6:30pm

  • Once Flag Football/Cheer Evaluation Days have been completed, then your Participant(s) will be assigned to their Squad, which will determine their Practice Night. Your participant Will Practice on the Same Night and Time, for the Whole Season Once Practices Start.
    If you need a specific night for your player or have Any Scheduling Questions, Please send an Email to Anastasia Reeves at: or Call: 618-726-6050)

  • First Game: Saturday, September 7th

  • Last Game: Saturday, October 26th

  • end of Season Celebration: Friday, October 25th

(Game Schedule for the 2019 Season will be available after the First Practice of the Season)

Need Based and Deployed Parent Scholarships Available 

Need Based Scholarships

  • Please Click Here to print the form needed to Apply for a, “Need Based Scholarship”

Deployed Parent/Spouse Scholarships

  • Please Click Here to print the form needed to Apply for a, “Deployed Parent/Spouse Scholarship”

-There are many children who play Upward Sports across the United States of America whose mother or father serve in one of the branches of the military. Some of these children have been without their mom or dad for many months or even a year, because their parents are serving our country. As a small way of saying thank you to those who serve, Upward Sports has decided to cover the player kit cost for any and every child who has a parent or legal guardian who is currently deployed overseas and away from home and will miss more than half of the games during the season. Thank You for Your Service, From Everyone at Upward Sports and First Baptist Church O’Fallon

  • Please send Scholarship forms via Email to:; OR Drop the form off at the Front Desk of the Church Anytime: Monday-Friday, from 8:00am - 3:00pm


You can opt-in to receive text notifications if a Basketball/Cheer practice or game is canceled.


Cheerleading is a huge part of sporting events at all levels of play. When athletes need encouragement and fans need entertainment, having cheerleaders on hand can take our sports experience to another level!

Online registration is now closed for the 2019 Upward™ Basketball / Cheer Season. If you’d like to register your cheerleader, please contact us.

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Upward Sports™ coaches lay the groundwork for ALL aspects of an athlete’s development mentally, athletically, spiritually, and socially. Our coaches are deeply passionate about sports and provide real-world, real-life instruction and mentorship to the athletes on their teams.