Upward Logo stating Every Child is a Winner.

First United Methodist Church is beginning it's 13th season of partnering with Upward® to bring its basketball program to the greater Princeton area.  Cheerleading was added to our program for 2010 with wonderful results!  Upward is open to all children from 5 years old though 8th grade. It continues to be our hope that our program shows that sports can be a positive experience for all participants and that truly Every Child Is A Winner.


You may find current Upward news and info below. Any additional information concerning this season of basketball and cheerleading will be posted here as it becomes available.


Please contact Becky Schaeffer-Rowe (304-425-0064) for any information concerning our Upward Sports program. 



Upward basketball and cheerleading logos


Upward News and Information

The latest Upward Sports information for the 2017 season can be found on the Upward FaceBook Page where we will post any game cancellations due to weather. We will also post practice cancellations when the coaches make us aware of them. 


Below is the current practice schedule for all teams: 

Practice Schedule


            Li’l Eagles:   Monday at 5 PM

            Li’l Flash:     Tuesday at 5 PM

1-2 Grade

            Jr. Panthers:    Tuesday at 5 PM

            Jr. Rattlers:      Tuesday at 6 PM

            Jr. Wildcats:    Tuesday at 6 PM

            Jr. Tigers:         Friday at 5 PM

            Jr. Leopards:   Friday at 5 PM

            Jr. Wolfpack:   Friday at 6 PM

3-4 Grade Girls

            Lady Leopards:   Monday at 5 PM

            Lady Rattlers:     Friday at 7 PM

3-4 Grade Boys

            Panthers:         Monday at 6 PM

            Wolverines:     Tuesday at 7 PM

            Cougars:          Thursday at 6 PM

            Lions:                Thursday at 7 PM

            Tigers:              Thursday at 7 PM

5-8 Grade Girls

            Lady Lightning:   Thursday at 5 PM

            Lady Vipers:         Monday at 6 PM

5-8 Grade Boys

            Gators:      Monday at 7 PM

            Raptors:    Tuesday at 7 PM

            Grizzlies:   Friday at 7 PM

            Cobras:      Friday at 8 PM



First Game - Saturday, January 7, 2017


Upward Awards Night Celebration - Saturday March 11th at 2:00pm at Princeton Church of God, 250 Oakvale Road, Princeton, WV


Below are links to the game schedules for each team:



1st-2nd Grade

3rd-4th Grade Girls

3rd-4th Grade Boys

5th-8th Grade Girls

5th-8th Grade Boys




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