Upward Sports

Our 2023 season is about to begin! Check-in to see what information you need to know!

Upward Basketball & Cheerleading

2023 Upward Registration Announcement

Coaches are Needed

Coaching has a significant impact on kids' lives. Will you join in on this amazing opportunity to have a positive impact on the lives of kids in the community?


Sign-up to Coach here: https://registration.upward.org/UPW83056/volunteer


Referees on Saturday Mornings are also needed:

Please contact jelling@napnaz.church or jbraun@napnaz.church to learn more about how you can impact our students through a couple hours on a Saturday!

Player & Cheerleader Registration & Information

2023 NapNaz Upward Basketball & Cheerleading Registration STARTS OCTOBER 3rd.


Basketball & Cheer Evaluation Info:

*All kids MUST be registered in Kindergarten for the 2022-2023 school year to participate. 


*All Evaluation Times - 5:00-7:00pm (Come any time within this timeframe.)


*Evaluation Dates:

  • Mon. Oct. 24 - All kids in grades K-1
  • Tues. Oct. 25 - All kids in grades 2-3
  • Thurs. Oct. 27 - Make-up for all kids in grades K-3


*All Evaluations Location - 

Napoleon Nazarene Church 

630 Appian Ave, Napoleon OH 43545

Phone: (419) 592-1586


*Practices begin the first week in January. The first game day is Saturday, January 14th. Each team will practice just one evening per week for only one hour. Season ends the first week of March, with our last game Saturday, March 4th!


*After evaluations, the next contact you will hear from us is a letter with your child's roster, delivered by mail before Thanksgiving.


*Check us out on Facebook: Napoleon Nazarene Upwards Program


Register your child here: https://registration.upward.org/UPW83056


Questions? Email Janae Elling (Upward Sports Director) at jelling@napnaz.church