2020-2021 Season Cancelled: The leadership for Clinton Upward (a ministry association of First and Second Baptist Churches in Clinton, Tennessee) has decided to cancel this year’s season. The primary mission of Clinton Upward is to provide a safe and affirming atmosphere for basketball and cheer while sharing God’s love with the participants. With the COVID-19 virus still active and the normal flu season, we worry about the safety of the participants and their families. Both churches would incur extra costs for sanitizing before and after games, and proper social distancing would be extremely difficult for families attending games. Neither church would be able to provide concessions while the COVID-19 virus is active which decreases the number of scholarships that our churches can provide to participants. Clinton Upward looks forward to next season and providing children in our community with an enriching experience of learning basketball fundamentals; cheer skills; and knowledge of God’s love. Thank you for your understanding. – Clinton Upward Leadership
First Baptist Church and Second Baptist Church Family Life Centers


First Class Experience – Safe, Fun and Positive.

Upward Sports, the world’s largest Christian sports program for children, was created with a vision to provide the best sports experience possible for every child. The combined efforts of First Baptist Church and Second Baptist Church of Clinton Tennessee have strengthened the local community and will provide a unique experience to promote spiritual growth among our young children. Come and join us! Find out how to register your child today.

Upward is all about your child. Our desire is to provide a program that builds the self-esteem and character of your child and every child in this program. Every coach has been trained to deliver the “UPWARD EXPERIENCE” to your child, so that they have fun learning and participating. You can prayerfully support Clinton Upward and your child as you help.

  • Uplift your league in prayer!
  • Present the Gospel and Scripture!
  • Want every child to know Christ!
  • Actively develop leadership!
  • Reinforce Christ as a character model for coaches and referees!
  • Deliver a fun experience for every participant!
Upcoming Events

You can view a complete list of upcoming events for Upward Basketball and Cheerleading at Clinton Upward website.