Upward Sports


Upward Basketball/Cheer league is for all children in grades 1-6. Scholarships are available. Basketball teams are divided formed based on grade and gender; there are 1-2, 3-4, and 5-6 grade divisions. 1-2 grade plays on an 8′ goal using a 27.5″ ball; 3-4 grade play on 9′ goal with a 28.5″ ball; and 5-6 play on 10′ goal and the 28.5″ ball using full middle school basketball rules. We follow the Upward 360 Progression for most all game rules. Our cheer squad is open to all girls in grades 1-6. Volunteer coaches and referees are needed! Cost is $105 per child through October 31; cost increases to $130 per child November 1. Registration ends November 6. Email upward@sugarlandbaptist.org for more information.

Click here to register for Basketball & Cheer League.

Click here to volunteer to be an Upward coach or referee.



As we gear up for another fall, we are excited to offer our  7th Annual SLBC Basketball Academy for all grade 5-8 athletes. Just in time for fall try-out season, the academy meets for practice and drills from 5-7pm on Tuesdays & Thursdays beginning September 13 and finishing October 6. All sessions are led by Coach Doug, long time SLBC member and retired Dulles HS varsity girls coach. Cost is $185. Click here to register online.



Each June, we offer our annual Upward Camp for all children in grades 3-8. All campers receive a camp t-shirt, water bottle, basketball, and poster. Morning camp for grades 3-5 is from 9am-12pm. Afternoon camp for grades 6-8 is 1-4pm. Our Upward Master Coach is Doug Lechtenberger, who recently retired from 20+ years coaching Fort Bend Dulles Varsity Girls basketball. Coach Doug and his wife, Coach Brenda, lead the camps and academy. Coach Doug is available for private and group lessons year round – contact Coach Doug.



Upward Ministry Web Site 

Upward Ministry Mission Partner – Rice Bowls