Sports ministry is another avenue for us to reach out with the life-changing gospel of Jesus. Our hope is to use the God-given desire of social athletics to create meaningful discipleship relationships that result in transformed lives. We invite you to join us in this exciting and energetic ministry!

Upward Basketball

Upward Basketball is a great opportunity for children grades 1-6 to learn and play basketball in a league setting. Coaches teach basketball fundamentals and all players of a team have equal playing time.

The 2018 Upward Basketball season ended March 19.

The following is information for the 2019 season. Player registration for the 2019 season opens 10/9/2018.


The cost for the full season of Upward Basketball is $75 and $65 for each additional player of a family. The registration fee covers all practices and games, player jersey, player packet and an award at the end of the season. Matching player shorts are optional for an additional $17. 

League Divisions
Boys Grade 1-2, 3-4, 5-6
Girls Grade 1-2, 3-4, 5-6

Practices & Games
Each team has a weekly 1-hour practice. Team practice slots will be between 4-8 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday or Friday starting in early January. During player registration, a parent may select a practice exclusion day to ensure that the player is not placed on a team that practices that day of the week. We regret that we cannot offer time-of-day exclusions. 

Each team plays eight games, one 1-hour game per Saturday. 

With a goal of creating well-balanced teams within each division, teams are computer-generated based on player age, height and evaluation score. For this reason, we cannot accept requests to place friends on the same team. The player registration form includes an option for siblings of the same grade/gender division to be placed on the same team. 

Evaluations for Registered Players (attendance is required)
Last Name A-F: December 6, 6-7:30 p.m.
Last Name G-L: December 7, 6-7:30 p.m.
Last Name M-Q: December 10, 6-7:30 p.m.
Last Name R-Z: December 11, 6-7:30 p.m.

Mid-Late December: Parents receive team rosters and schedules in the mail.
1/7/19: Practices begins.
1/19/19: First Game. 
2/16/19: No games due to holiday weekend.
3/16/19: Last game.
3/18/19: Awards Night. 


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