Upward Cheerleading is a ministry designed to use cheerleading to teach each child about SALVATION, CHARACTER, and SELF-ESTEEM as they learn team skills.

Upward Cheerleading for Basketball and/or for Flag Football is offered for players in Pre-Kindergarten (age 4 by September 1 of that school year) through Grade 5. Many participate from around the community. You can learn more about Upward Sports at Upward.org.

We offer Upward Cheerleading for Basketball in the Winter and in the Spring for Flag Football. At First Baptist Oviedo, squads will be divided by grade depending on the number of registrants. Squads DO NOT practice during the week, but only practice directly before each of their games. Pre-K squads practice for 30 minutes and cheer for 30 minutes, Kindergarten through 5th Grade squads practice for one hour then cheer for a game, all on Saturdays. The season will include 6-8 games as the schedule permits. All league events will be at Lawton Elementary School across the street OR in the Christian Life Center gym here on campus.

2013-14 Upward Cheerleading for Basketball

Come to the Award's Celebration 6:00-8:00 p.m. on Friday Night, February 28 in the Hangar. We will have many festivities including a time for each participant to cross the stage to receive their trophy. Be sure to wear your uniform and sit with your team. We will have free pizza for all families and friends as well as each participant in this First Baptist Oviedo 2013-14 Upward Basketball and Cheerleading league.

Our next Upward Cheerleading for Basketball will begin in November 2014. Registration will open in September.

Award Celebration:
Friday night!, February 28, 6:00-8:00 p.m. in the Hangar

2013-14 Upward Cheerleading for Basketball Pictures

2014 Upward Cheerleading for Flag Football

2014 Upward Cheerleading for Flag Football

Once you register, you can expect to receive immediate email confirmation of your registration. You will want to "like First Baptist Oviedo Upward Sports" on facebook. A Parent Informational Brochure will be emailed to you closer to the close of registration. We will have a flag football player evaluation and cheerleader orientation Combine Event between 5:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, March 4 for all grades, then everyone will practice first on Saturday, March 29, 2014. You will hear from your coaches sometime after March 4 to welcome you to the squad. 

Registration: $100

$10 Late Fee for registration with payment after Sunday, February 23 and only available if space permits. All Scholarship Requests can be found at the end of the online registration form and must be received by February 23 in order to qualify for consideration.

Cheer top, mock turtleneck, skort, trophy and end-of-season surprise will be provided for all registered cheerleaders at no additional cost. Other optional costs associated with the league are pictures and any concession stand items or team snacks you choose to purchase.

2014 Upward Cheerleading for Flag Football Schedule

Combine Event: 
Orientation for cheerleaders for the flag football season will be between 5:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 4, 2014 in the First Baptist Oviedo, Christian Life Center Gym.

If you are interested in coaching your child’s cheer squad, please indicate so on your registration and plan to stay after the Combine Event for the 7:30-8:30 p.m. Coaches’ Meeting. All head coaches must be regular attenders of First Baptist Oviedo for at least six months and submit to a background check.

All squads will practice the first time on Saturday, March 22, then practices will be Saturdays before the game scheduled to cheer for. Pre-K will practice 30 minutes and cheer 30 minutes. K-5th Grade will practice one hour then cheer for a game which lasts one hour.

Saturdays, March 29 through May 10 (no practices or games Easter Saturday April 19)
Times to be determined based on number of registrants. Youngest participants will cheer earliest.

Picture Day:
Game 3 - Saturday, April 12, 2014 (you may have a shorter practice but yes, you will still cheer for a game on that day!)
Team/individual pictures will be taken and you will have the opportunity, but are not obligated, to purchase. You can view picture samples at magicmemoriesinc.com.

Award Celebration:
Saturday, May 10 after your game

For further information or with any questions please contact us:
call 407.365.3484 x148 or