Every Child is a Winner!

Founded in 1995 by Caz McCaslin in Spartanburg, SC, Upward Sports has grown to become the world’s largest Christian sports league for children. Last year, nearly 550,000 K5 through sixth-graders had a great kids basketball, kids soccer, kids flag football or kids cheerleading experience through one of over 5,000 leagues and camps. The first-class sports programming provides a fun sports experience based on healthy competition for kids, teaching skills for the sports arena and values for life.  Visit upward.org for more details about the organization.

2017 Upward Schedule

Hillcrest Flag Football & Cheerleading

Our Flag Football league is specifically for boys and girls in 1st through 7th Grades. Our Cheerleading squads include girls ages K through 8th Grade.

By providing a fun sports experience based on healthy competition, Upward Flag Football and Cheerleading use the universal language of sports to connect with kids at a critical age and help them discover and build athletic skills, values, self-confidence, and a life-long love of the game.

Parents rave about our family-friendly practice and game schedules. We know your time is limited, so we have just a one-hour practice and a one-hour game each week! Our league gives families all the benefits of participating in team sports while protecting them from hectic travel schedules and the win-at-all-costs mentality that burns out young athletes. No matter how many sports leagues you have been in, you will find our Flag Football and Cheerleading league to be unique and fun for the whole family.

Benefits of Our Upward Sports League:

  • Kids learn fundamental skills for the sport as well as character values
  • Our practice and game schedules are family friendly
  • Your kids will make new friends with our special league draft
  • Every child will receive equal play time
  • Every child will be a winner!

Throughout the season, your child will explore and discover their love of the sport by playing half of every game. Kids will be individually recognized at each game and find positive role models in coaches and other church volunteers. We are in our seventh year of Upward and are committed to making our league the “BEST” family league in Vancouver!

This year all of our Upward cheerleaders were able to cheer at a Portland Trailblazer basketball game!  Click here to watch them on YouTube.