Grand Rapids, Michigan

Upward Sports

Upward Basketball 


Are you searching for a basketball program that your kids will love and that will not totally consume your life?  How about a league that will also instill positive values and build character?  Upward is the perfect league for your family! 

Who can participate in Upward? Boys and Girls in Kindergarten through 6th Grade

What does the Upward season look like?  The middle of October, before practices begin, players come to an Evaluation Night where players are sized for uniforms and skills are assessed in order to fairly divide the players into even teams.  Practice begins in December for one hour a week.  Players learn the game of basketball and get to know their teammates.  Games run for 8 Saturdays in January and February.  Every player plays an equal number of minutes against equal competition. The season ends with a fun night of celebrating the completed season and participants receive a special prize.  [Evaluations – Practices – Games – Celebration Night]

What is the cost? We will be posting cost and registration info very soon.  Registration begins September 5, 2018

What does this include? This covers the cost of your evaluations, ~12 practices, 8 games, the Celebration Night, and your player box which includes your numbered jersey and other fun resources.

How is the program geared toward your whole family? Kids love Upward because they get to play and learn the game of basketball and parents love the league because it involves an appropriate level of commitment and competition.

What makes the Upward experience different from other leagues? Not only is the program an excellently run sports league, but it is founded on Christian principles that build character in each player.  Each practice includes a devotion time led by the coach and every game includes a half-time devotional led by our Upward Team members.  For more information on the Upward Sports program click here.


2018 Evaluation Open House TBD



Here is the easiest way to register, follow the direct link to the registration page .  Registration begins September 5.