Upward Basketball

Our Goal

Upward Basketball is a youth basketball league designed to develop young athletes mentally, athletically, spiritually, and socially. We provide a positive environment for athletes of all levels to grow. Each week your athlete will hear about a life principle taught from the Bible to prepare them for life while learning the fundamentals of basketball.

2022-23 Season

Our 2022–23 Season of Upward Basketball is underway, and we are excited to work with our players! All evaluations, practices, and games will be held in the Family Life Center Gym at Sandia Presbyterian Church. Practices will be held on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays. Each team practices only once per week for one hour on one-half of an Upward-sized basketball court utilizing one basket. All games will be held on Saturdays from January 14–March 4 in the Family Life Center Gym. Once your player is assigned to a team after evaluations, you will be able to access the team's schedule and coaches contact information through their team webpage! Please contact us at upward@sandiapres.org if you have any questions.

Key Dates

There are no practices from December 23 to January 1. The first game day is Saturday, January 14, 2023. The final game day and season celebration is Saturday, March 4, 2023.

Half-Time Devotions

At half-time of each game, while players are in their "locker rooms," we provide a 3-4 minute devotional for parents, siblings, and other spectators who remain in the gym. We need volunteers to offer these devotions. If you've signed up to do a devotion, please arrive in the Family Life Center Gym at a quarter after the hour. Check in at the timekeeper table on the stage to let them know you're there.

Upcoming Events


Volunteer as a Referee

Upward Basketball is designed to promote healthy competition and sportsmanship while also teaching the objectives of game play. Coaches will teach the basic fundamentals of basketball through drills, games, and scrimmages along with sharing life...

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