Upward Sports is for Boys and Girls K4 – 6th Grade


Upward at Emmanuel continues to promote character and self-esteem in every child by providing a substitution system that promotes equal playing time for each player and an evaluation process to help provide equal teams and equal opportunity for improvement.

Games are always on Saturday’s from 9-noon as follows:
K4-K5 – 9am
1st-2nd – 10am & 11am
3rd & 4th – 12pm & 1pm
5th & 6th Girls – 2pm/Boys – 3pm & 4pm

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Basketball/Cheer
January 2018

Cost: $45 for the first 100 participants, $60 after
Registration: Begins October 1st
Practices: Monday, Tuesday or Thursday
First Practice: January 8th
Games Begin: February 3rd
Celebration Day: Saturday March 31

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What Happens?

*You and your friends sign up individually, not as a team (buddy requests available for K-2nd grades)*
*Practice and play a game once each week for an hour
*Learn new drills to improve your basketball/cheer skills
*Receive special recognition awards every game
*Get cool basketball/cheer gear, like:

*Upward t-shirt & jersey, Cheer top & skirt*
*Upward car magnet*
*End of season award*


Practice info

Practices run Mon, Tues or Thursday, for an hour between 6-8 pm. The younger children generally get the earlier practices.


Children quit playing sports, because they lose interest and are no longer having fun. Livestrong

Our Kids’ sport programs strive to change this pattern!

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Sheldon Nusbaum

Upward Director

I accepted Jesus Christ as my personal savior when I was 11 years old. I am a graduate of Pillsbury Baptist Bible College with a degree in Business Administration and minor in sport coaching. God gave me the opportunity to play football, basketball and baseball at the college level. I am married to my wife Crystal and we have 2 daughters, Makayla and Megan. I serve in this ministry because I have a passion for youth and sports. I love to share the gospel of Jesus Christ through sports, and Upward gives me that opportunity. I have seen many children and adults come to Christ through this ministry and lives changed for the gospel. I serve because of my love for Christ, my love of sports, and my love for people. I am honored to be the League Director of Upward Sports here at Emmanuel.
Contact: 810.280.5217