What Is Upward Cheerleading?
Upward Cheerleading offers a break from the norm.  The primary focus of Upward is to develop the Winner in EVERY child, not just a few.  By keeping this goal in mind, all cheers performed will be used to encourage both teams on the court with positive uplifting chants, cheers, and routines.  Also, no squad will have a specific team it cheers for each week.  With these guidelines in place we are able to build a league that promotes salvation, character, and self-esteem in all who participate through keeping sportsmanship and competitiveness in proper perspective.
Our desire is to provide a positive sports experience for every child.
Upward Seeks to Build Players and Their Families by…
› Creating a fun and competitive sports environment
› Teaching Cheerleading fundamentals
› Teaching life lessons from the Bible during practice huddles
› Having coaches who are focused on having fun, developing skills and building

Each Cheerleader Receives:

  • A Cheer Top
  • Skort
  • Pom Poms
  • Hair Ribbon
  • Megaphone
  • Car Magnet
  • Parent’s Guide to Upward Cheerleading
  • End of season award


Register Online or return a registration form to the church office anytime between 9:00 AM and 3:30 PM – Monday through Friday.
The early registration cost per child for basketball is $60;
after November 2, the cost is $70.
The early registration cost per child for cheerleading is $60;
after November 2, the cost is $70.
Basketball shorts are optional at a cost of $15.
Cheerleading mock turtlenecks are optional at a cost of $15.
Please make checks payable to New Holland Church of the Nazarene. Memo line: Upward Registration 
Each child completes a skills test to evaluate appropriate team placement.
Everyone must attend one basketball evaluation or cheerleading orientation. Evaluations will take place at the New Holland Church of the Nazarene Gym:
Monday, November 4th, between 6:00 PM and 7:30 PM
Thursday, November 7th, between 6:30 PM and 8:00 PM

Program Schedule:

First Practice – Monday, December 16, 2019
First Game – Saturday, January 11, 2020
Awards Celebration – Saturday, February 29, 2020