Upward Sports Ministry

The Upward Sports Ministry exists to assist families in building a strong foundation by promoting a relationship with Jesus Christ through a uniquely designed sports program.

Since 2009, Upward at Immanuel has been serving the greater McHenry County community as a sports ministry dedicated to providing kids a safe and nurturing place to grow in character, confidence, faith, and sportsmanship while discovering and refining their athletic abilities.

Coach led devotions at practice and post-game sessions of acknowledgement/encouragement are tools used to fortify a child’s foundation and promote growth.

Upward Programs


Upward Basketball is designed to build athletic skills, character, confidence, and spirit.

The Upward Basketball program is committed to developing the TOTAL athlete mentally, athletically, spiritually, and socially. 

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Cheerleading is a huge part of sporting events at all levels of play.

When athletes need encouragement and fans need entertainment, cheerleaders take the Upward sports experience to another level!

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