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Our Upward Basketball & Cheerleading League  is a ministry at Temple Church for all families seeking a league that develops the total athlete Mentally, Athletically, Spiritually, and Socially. Upward Sports athletes grow in character, confidence, faith, and sportsmanship. We strive to promote and teach good sportsmanship and teamwork in a Biblical context – we make every attempt to make sure all players get an equal amount of game play. Temple Church is one of many participating churches in a program that is available across the nation. For more information about Upward Sports, visit or call Temple Church at 252-633-3330.  To find out more about Upward Cheerleading, please  click here. 

Upward Basketball and Cheerleading  are  designed for boys and girls from – 8th grade. Upward Basketball teams play by grade (K, 1st-2nd, 3rd-4th, etc.) and Gender with exception of K-2nd (Co-ed). 

Mark your calendars for our UPWARD CELEBRATION SUNDAY on 3.1.20 during our 10:30AM worship service as we celebrate the hard work of coaches and players in this awesome sports ministry here at Temple. Jesse Joyner Juggling will be here that morning too. You don't want to miss this super-special service!


Volunteers  are always needed!

If you’re interested in coaching or volunteering in any way for our 2019-2020 basketball or cheer season, click here! 

Questions? Email our Upward League Director Carl Stamper at