Our culture has created a "win at all cost mentality" - most points, most trophies, most championships - generally defines a winner. Upward defines winning as learning and/or teaching lessons in the game of life. Parents, coaches and officials play a vital role in building the self-esteem and character of every child in this league. Players will look to their parents, coaches, and officials as models for sportsmanship, respect for authority, and positive attitudes. Together we can provide a lasting effect in these children that will last long after the end of the season.

Upward promotes Character and Self esteem in Every Child by:

  • Providing an evaluation system that promotes equal teams and opportunities
  • Teaching and promoting the "Circle of Affirmation"
  • Using a substitution system for each team, allowing EVERY child EQUAL playing time
  • Creating the opportunity to learn the skills of the game
  • Awarding special recognition awards after every game
  • Special player and team announcements at every game
  • Awarding EACH child an end of season award / gift

Registrations for the 2017 Upward Basketball Season are now Closed!!! Click here to register your child.

Would you like to volunteer as a coach for this season?? Click here to register as a coach