Upward Basketball and Cheer Update

February 27, 2024


   Saturday, March 2nd at 10 AM at Mountainside

   It’s FREE !!

   and includes:  Door Prizes


                            Entertainer – Hoops of Hope

                                                    Brent Fuqua 

Upward Photos: See your player! 

Click here for Week 1

Click here for Week 2

Click here for Week 3

Click here for Week 5

Click here for Week 7



All games and practices are at:

Mountainside United Methodist Church

4 Penny Lane

Cedar Crest, NM  87008

Upward 2023-24 Calendar

The schedule for Upward 2023-24 is as follows:

October 14, 2023 to December 31, 2023

Late Registration Open

November 6, 2023 to January 4, 2024

Pre-Season Practice Sessions
Mon, Tues, Thur 4:00 - 8:30 PM
(Cheers TBD)

December 31

Registration closes

January 6, 2024

Upward Games Begin
Sat 9:00 AM - 5:15 PM

January 8 to February 22

In-Season Practice Sessions, (Cheers TBD) Mon, Tues, Thurs 4:00 - 8:30 PM

February 26, 27, and 29 evenings

Last games - Snow makeup games
See Game Schedule below

March 2 at 10 AM


Game Schedule; and Makeup Games

There has been a schedule change to the Makeup Games during the week of February 26.
Teams that were playing Tuesday (4-5th) and Thursday (6-8th) at 7 pm are swapping.
The changes are highlighted in the game schedule here.


If you have a payment to make, please contact the League Director, John Beach.


Our league is successful because of you, a volunteer.

For next season, if you would consider being a CHEER COACH, Basketball Coach or referee , let John Beach know anytime at 505-250-8046 (voice/text). 

You may also want to be part of the management team in some capacity.  The commitment spans from 1 month to 6 months depending on how you want to help.  The actual time needed is somewhat dependent on your available time, organization and the help of other volunteers.  Volunteering for Upward is a great way to grow your confidence and abilities while expanding your horizons.  Contact John Beach!


Help your child build character and get to know Jesus Christ better through Upward Basketball.


Š    If you have any comments or suggestions, please email, text, or call John Beach to share.  Thank you very much for your participation in the past.  We look forward to the blessing of your participation in the future. 


Š    For more Upward at Mountainside information, select this link:



John Beach

League Director

Upwards Basketball at 
Mountainside United Methodist Church

505-250-8046 (text/voice) 





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We are so pleased to have you check out Upward Sports at Mountainside United Methodist Church.   Upward sports is an outreach program of the Church, and our goal is to give our young participants a Christian experience, filled with learning new skills, exercise, competition, fellowship, and more.   We offer a safe and encouraging atmosphere, and games where everyone participates equally.   If this is the kind of sports experience you seek for your young boy or girl, please select Registration from the navigation list above and get enrolled ASAP!   Enrollment begins June 1st every year.   We will strive to make this a wonderful experience for you and your child.

In 2014, we began increasing the number of full-court games and the number of Divisions.   Going to Full Court was a big step, providing a better game environment for our kids. However, it also reduced the number of games that can be played in the MAC concurrently from two to one.   This, combined with our continued growth each year means that both our people and facility will be extra-busy from now on.   In 2016 we began closing registrations in divisions that were full, and this is expected to happen earlier each year, as 200 players is about our maximum capacity.   You should register early, and come and join in the fun!

We also hope that you parents volunteer to become part of this program.   It takes a large number of adults to run a program of this size, and without volunteers, we can't offer the rewarding experiences that our kids need.   Click on Volunteers Needed above to learn more.

Contact us by e-MAIL at John Beach or Upward Sports or by phone at 505-250-8046 for any questions you might have.

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