Upward Sports

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Upward Sports is the only organization that offers the 360 Progression™, a uniquely designed total sports experience that adapts and expands as players grow in their personal athletic journeys. The 360 Progression develops total athletes mentally, athletically, spiritually, and socially – producing players who excel both on and off the field.

FCBC offers Basketball and Cheerleading in the winter as part of the Upward ministry and Flag-Football with Cheerleading in the Fall. Upward volunteers are our church members and members of our community who come from all walks of life and are involved by praying for the program, coaching a team, refereeing a game, or sharing a devotion.

Upward programs are open to all members of the community regardless of their religious background.

  • Click here for Basketball & Cheer information
  • Click here for Flag Football & Cheer information
  • Click here for Upward Stars information
  • Click here for Upward FAQ’s (Frequently Asked Questions)

Email SportsLife@FruitCove.com with any questions.


For those players (3rd – 8th grade) who really love basketball
and are looking to improve their skills and go beyond recreational play.

Your child will learn from a paid coach who currently coaches at a high level.
Jacksonville Giant’s own Jerry Williams will be our Master Coach.

Cost: only $105
Fruit Cove Baptist Church ROC Gym
April 2nd – May 2nd (every Tuesday and Thursday except 4/18)
3rd-5th grade 6:00-7:15 pm
6th-8th grade 7:30-8:45 pm
Players will receive a short sleeve performance t-shirt and a pair of socks
with their registration.

How Are We Different?
Intentional focus on developing each player mentally, athletically, spiritually, and socially.
Programs increase in intensity with each athlete as they improve, helping them pursue excellence both on and off the court.

What Is The Benefit?
Comprehensive athletic development that will prepare each athlete for long-term success.
Character lessons that will model for players what it means to live a meaningful and impactful life.

Why Upward Stars?
National, trusted youth sports organization with 21 years of experience and programs in
47 states and 72 countries.
Only youth sports provider that offers the 360 Progression, a uniquely designed total sports experience that adapts and expands as players develop and grow in their personal athletic journeys.

Click Here to Create an Account and Register Your Child

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Upward Flag Football is for children K-8 (entering Fall 2018).
Coed teams are grouped by grade levels.
Upward Cheer is for children K-6 (entering Fall 2018).

Registrations for Flag Football 2019 will begin around the first of June.
Please check our website at that time for registration details.

All practices and games are at the Fruit Cove Baptist Fields at the back of the Fruit Cove campus
located at 501 State Road 13 (behind the church parking lot)

Email SportsLife@fruitcove.com with any questions.

upward-basketball-blue-on-whiteUPWARD BASKETBALL AND CHEERLEADING

Our Basketball League is full.
(check back in August for our 2020 Upward Basketball and Cheer Season

Upward Basketball is for children in Kindergarten – 8th grade
(separate boys and girls leagues are grouped by grade levels)
Upward Cheerleading is for girls in Kindergarten – 6th grade.

8 weeks – January 19 thru March 9
Elementary games are at Fruit Cove Baptist.
Middle School games are at Freedom Crossing Academy.

Click Here to Register as a Basketball Coach

Click Here to Register as a Game Day Volunteer

Click Here to Referee a Game



Contact SportsLife@fruitcove.com with any questions.