Providing the Best Sports Experience for Every Child

We believe that God is at work all around us

We believe that how we live is more important that what we say

We believe that it is a privilege to serve others

We believe in exceeding expectations

We believe that EVERY child is a WINNER


The banquet at the end of the Upward Football & Cheerleading Season celebrated 10 years of McDonough Road Baptist having the privilege to host Upward Sports.  Please come and celebrate as we begin our Upward Basketball & Cheerleading season of this exciting sports program.  See the pictures below of our teams.  

FALL/WINTER 2018-2019

  • Basketball & Cheerleading

  • Open to all boys and girls grades K5 - 8


  • Brochures available from the church office, online (below) or in the Church Courtyard.

  • Registration cost is $95 per child and includes a uniform. Discounts available for multiple children - see online registration. Just click on the Upward logo below to register online.

  • You can also register onsite at MRBC from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Monday through Thursday or at the evaluations.

Evaluation/ Orientation

  • Everyone must attend one evaluation session at the MRBC fields and gym. They will be held between 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. on the following dates:

    • Monday, October 15

    • Tuesday, October 16

  • Uniforms will be fitted at the evaluation.

  • All Players should be K5 through 8th Grade


  • First Practice - Monday, October 22, 2018

  • First Game - Saturday, November 10, 2018

  • Awards Celebration - Friday, February 1, 2019


Coaches Needed!

Interested in Coaching or being a team parent? Contact Mark Karki for more details | 770-460-5423 |

We also offer  

  • Upward Soccer Spring 2019

  • Upward Flag Football & Cheerleading: Fall 2019

*For more information on the Upward programs and how you can participate, call the church office and ask for Mark Karki 770-460-5423 or, you can reach him via e-mail at

About Upward Sports

Winning is about so much more than the final score.

Upward Sports is a first-class sports experience that emphasizes healthy competition, sportsmanship, skills building and fun versus the “win-at-all-costs” mentality found in many children sports leagues.

Because we believe that family time is important, Upward Sports has a schedule that reflects this with a one-hour practice and a one-hour game per week.

Why Upward?

  • More than 65% of children say they participate in sports to be with friends

  • One top reason why children say they participate in sports: to have fun and to improve their skills

  • Top reasons children quit playing organized sports include:

  • Not having fun

  • The coach played favorites

  • Too much emphasis is placed on competition

  • Frustration with not getting to play

To find out more about Upward Sports please visit