New River Baptist Association
Friday, October 18, 2019
Connecting Churches, Changing the World

Upward Sports

We regrettably will not be able to offer basketball and cheerleading until further notice. We are currently seeking a director. For more information, call us at (910) 347-3146.  


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Our Program

The New River Baptist Association (NRBA) has hosted Upward Sports for 19 seasons. NRBA represents 32 Baptist churches and serves the communities of Onslow and surrounding counties. 

Upward Sports is a Christian sports ministry that uses the sports of basketball and cheerleading to help children develop a relationship with Jesus. Upward is a sports program that focuses on the fundamental skills of the sports and teaching virtues through devotions that the athletes can use on and off the court. The program depends on volunteers for the key positions, including coaches and referees. If you'd like to help our league, please email the Upward Director!   




 Future season information


Basketball and Cheer:

The game schedules by division:






Community Service: 



Other Upward Activities: