Welcome to the Idaho Sports Foundation Website!
The Idaho Sports Foundation is committed to encouraging a Christ-centered life through sports by growing athletes mentally, physically, socially and spiritually. Through Upward Sports, a youth sports program designed specifically for Kindergarten through 6th grade boys and girls, we offer basketball, soccer, flag football and cheerleading in a family-friendly environment. Take a look around and join in on the fun...join Upward Sports.
Basketball & Cheerleading
The 2015 Upward Recreational Basketball & Cheerleading season runs from January 17 to March 7, 2015. League is for Kindergarten through 6th grade boys and girls and will feature 8 games on Saturdays. 5th & 6th Division will have a tournament at the end of the season with the championship games being played at CenturyLink Arena right before the end-of-year celebration on March 14.
Cost is $95 which includes the following:
Basketball: reversible jersey, reversible shorts, t-shirt, end-of-season award and more.
Cheerleading: Cheer top, skorts, mock turtleneck, poms, hair ribbon, end-of-season award and more.
Invite a friend and join the fun!
Upward Stars Traveling Teams
Upward Stars provides opportunities for young athletes to further develop their athletic skills and participate in a higher level of competition. Upward Stars programs are for young athletes that have the drive and intensity to perform at a high level of competition. At Upward Stars, we intentionally focus on developing the total athlete: mentally, athletically, spiritually, and socially.
This coming Spring, we will be forming Upward Stars Traveling teams that will compete in local tournaments around the Treasure Valley.
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Upward Flag Football & Cheerleading Celebration
Date: October 28
Location: Boise First Community Center
Address: 3852 N. Eagle Rd.
Everyone is invited to come celebrate another great season of Upward Flag Football & Cheerleading! Great entertainment by Tuey Wilson and players and cheerleaders will receive their end-of-season award. Don't miss it!
Upward Stars Development Programs
We tipped off our inaugural Upward Stars Basketball Development Program this past Spring with 50 athletes! The Upward Stars Development Program is an intensive 6-week skill development program that focuses on fundamentals and helping players grow mentally, athletically, spiritually, and socially. This program was led by former Idaho Stampede and Boise State player Jason Ellis. Coach Ellis has extensive basketball experience and knowledge and is the all-time leading rebounder for both the Stampede and Broncos. We are excited to have Jason part of the Upward Sports team!
This Fall we will be hosting 52 athletes in our second development program beginning on October 14th. Aaron Garner will be our "Master Coach" and has extensive basketball experience on the collegiate (Boise State Broncos), international (Mexican National Team), and local club basketball level. Coach Garner will be a great addition to our Upward Stars staff!
Check out the video link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Um6b9FqiDFI
Be on the look out for more Upward Stars programs including competitive traveling teams forming in Spring of 2015.
“My son has grown each year through his participation with Upward Basketball. His skills are improving as well as his sportsmanship. We were not getting that in other leagues.”
J. Bishop, Upward Parent
J. Bishop, Upward Parent
We Need Your Help
The Idaho Sports Foundation, a non-profit organization - 501(c) 3, #27-0284411, currently serves over 1,800 Treasure Valley youth in our sports leagues. Our Mission is to "Reach kids for Christ through sports."
In order to keep serving the kids and families of the Treasure Valley, as well as offering military discounts and scholarships we need your help. Please click on the button below to donate. You do not need a PayPal account to donate.
Want to score some cool Upward Gear? Visit the Upward Store and starting sporting your Upward Gear around town!