Upward 2020-21 Season

Registration for the 2020-21 Season

REGISTRATION: Oct. 25 – Nov. 10

We are excited to announce we will be having our 18th season of Upward Basketball! Registration will be open from October 25 until November 10. Due to the pandemic, there will need to be some changes in how we run our league this season, one of which is we will be a Kindergarten – 5th grade league. Additional details/changes are included on the registration link.

Upward is a national children’s sports program, designed to give children and their families a positive sports experience by partnering with local churches to introduce children to Jesus Christ by creating opportunities to serve through sports. Upward Basketball is an evangelistic sports ministry designed to promote community outreach, develop volunteer leadership, and share the love of Christ with children and their families, using something as simple and enjoyable as a basketball. The primary focus of Upward is to develop the Winner in EVERY child, not just a few. By keeping this goal in mind, we are able to build a league that promotes salvation, character, and self-esteem in all who participate. Upward is different from any other league in our community.  In Upward Basketball, the message of Jesus Christ is #1. Playing basketball is just a fun way to share God’s word with our neighbors and their kids. Registration begins in early October. Practices begin in early December. Upward season runs January through February and ends with a special Awards Night honoring each player.

For K-5th Grade Basketball Players
Registration: 10/25-11/10

Two 6-week Sessions
K-1st and 4th-5th Grades: Dec. 1 – Jan 19
2nd-3rd Graders: Jan. 25 – Mar. 3

All games and practices at Violet Baptist Church

Questions? Contact Jamie McCleese, Upward Director: Upward@VioletBaptistChurch.org